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Alan W. Heldman, M.D.

General Information

Alan W. Heldman, M.D.

Languages

  • English

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Med-Cardiovascular Disease

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology - Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine

Roles

  • Director of Interventional Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiologist
  • Medical Director, Heart Valve Program
  • Professor of Medicine, Cardiovacular Division

Clinical Interests

Complex and high-risk coronary intervention
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, including treatment with alcohol septal ablation
Techniques to reduce or eliminate complications from interventional procedures
Coronary restenosis
Stem cell therapy for myocardial infarction and heart failure

Non-surgical treatments for structural heart disease and valvular heart disease

Research Interests

Stem Cell Therapy for Myocardial Infarction and Heart Failure

Catheter Delivery of Stem Cells to the Heart

Non-surgical treatment of structural heart disease and valvular heart disease

Coronary Stent Design and Drug-Eluting Stents

Vein Graft Intervention and Protection Devices

Awards

Fellow, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions

Education

1995 Fellowship
Johns Hopkins University
1994 Fellowship
Johns Hopkins University
1991 Residency
Johns Hopkins University
1988 M.D., with honors
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1984 A.B., cum laude
Harvard College

Publications

Biography

Areas of Specialization

  • Stem cell therapy for myocardial infarction and heart failure
  • Minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and other valvular and structural heart interventions
  • Complex and high-risk coronary intervention, including treatment and prevention of coronary stent restenosis
  • Rotational Ablation, Excimer Laser Angioplasty, and other coronary treatment modalities
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, including medical treatment, surgical planning, and treatment with alcohol septal ablation
  • Techniques to reduce or eliminate complications from interventional procedures, including transradial catheterization and image-guided vascular access and repair.

Alan W. Heldman, M.D., is Professor and Director of interventional cardiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he holds the Elaine and Sydney Sussman Chair in Interventional Cardiology. Educated at Harvard College, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, and trained in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology all at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Heldman spent 12 years on the faculty in cardiology at Johns Hopkins, where he was director of Interventional Cardiology Innovation & Research and a high volume interventional operator.

Dr. Heldman has performed hundreds of transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures since 2008 and is the most experienced cardiologist in Florida with this minimally invasive treatment for aortic stenosis.  He has also performed hundreds of transcatheter stem cell injection procedures for the treatment of variety of cardiovascular disorders. He coordinates a multi-disciplinary clinical effort for the evaluation and care of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

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