Alan C. Braverman, MD
Alan C. Braverman, MD, the Alumni Endowed Professor in Cardiovascular Diseases and Professor of Medicine, is honored as an outstanding clinician, educator and academic leader. Through his research, he has contributed significantly to the understanding and care of patients with cardiovascular diseases.
Braverman, director of the Marfan Syndrome and Aortopathy Clinic, is a world authority on Marfan syndrome and hereditary thoracic aortic aneurysm disease. Physicians worldwide refer patients to him for care of diverse cardiovascular issues, including Marfan Syndrome, bicuspid aortic valve aortopathy, and other diseases of the aorta. In addition to being a consummate clinician, Braverman also is known as an extraordinary educator.
Braverman’s past honors include the Marfan Foundation’s highest honor, the Antoine Marfan Award, the E. Grey Dimond, M.D., Take Wing Award from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s Neville Grant Award for Clinical Excellence.
Braverman earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, finishing the medical degree in 1985. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he was also a fellow in cardiology and chief medical resident. At Harvard Medical School, Braverman was a clinical fellow and research fellow in medicine. He joined the Washington University faculty in 1991.