Braverman named Alumni Endowed Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases

Alan C. Braverman, MD, a Washington University cardiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, has been named Alumni Endowed Professor in Cardiovascular Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.


Braverman is a professor of medicine in the Cardiovascular Division at the School of Medicine and director of the Marfan Syndrome and Genetically Triggered Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Clinic. He is also director of the inpatient cardiology service at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Alumni Endowed Professorships combine unrestricted gifts from medical alumni and former house staff with gifts from friends of the School of Medicine.

In addition to his clinical practice, which covers all aspects of non-invasive cardiology, Braverman is a nationally known authority on genetically triggered aortic diseases, such as Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz aneurysm syndrome, thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections and bicuspid aortic valve disease.

The Marfan Syndrome and Genetically Triggered Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary clinic in the Midwest. Braverman coordinates a multidisciplinary team that provides coordinated care in all disciplines related to these disorders, most notably cardiology, orthopedics, ophthalmology and genetics.

In gratitude for his dedication to cardiovascular research and education, the American Heart Association honored Braverman with its 2009 Hugh D. McCulloch Award. He received the Heartfelt Appreciation Award from the National Marfan Foundation in 2005 and the Antoine Marfan Award in 2003. In recognition of his dedication to teaching, students at Washington University School of Medicine named him Teacher of the Year in the Department of Medicine on four occasions. The School of Medicine’s Class of 2004 honored Braverman with its Clinical Teacher of the Year Award.

Braverman joined the Washington University School of Medicine faculty in 1991, following completion of postgraduate research and clinical training at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. He earned a medical degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1985.

Washington University School of Medicine’s 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation, currently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.

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