Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Aortic Dissection
  • Calcium Score
  • Cardiomyopathy Radiation
  • Echocardiography
  • General Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology
  • Stress Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal EKG
  • Amyloid Sarcoid Heart Disease
  • Amyloidosis
  • Angina
  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Insufficiency
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Ascending Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease
  • Cardiac Disease
  • Cardiac Dyspnea
  • Cardiac Shunts
  • Cardiac Tumors
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy Valvular
  • Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
  • Chest Pain
  • Coarctation Of The Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Valve Disease
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Insufficiency
  • Diabetic Heart Disease
  • Diastolic Dysfunction
  • DiGeorge Syndrome
  • Diseases of the Aorta
  • Dissection Of The Aorta
  • Ebstein Anomaly
  • Endocarditis
  • Enlarged Aorta
  • Fabry's Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Rhythm Problems
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Homocysteine Levels
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Stenosis with Insufficiency
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocarditis
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Palpitations
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonic Regurgitation
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Situs Inversus
  • Tetralogy Of Fallot
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Disorder
  • Valve Prosthesis
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Vegetation on the Aortic Valve
  • Ventricular Septal Defects
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About Craig Asher, MD

Craig Asher, MD, is a cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic Weston. He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiology, and he is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. His specialty interests include valvular heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, restrictive cardiomyopathy, pericardial and aortic diseases.

Dr. Asher completed his undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania and received his medical degree from Tufts Medical School in Boston, Mass., followed by clinical training at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., and the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He was appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 1999, the year he received the Cleveland Clinic Cardiology Staff Teaching Award. He moved to the Cleveland Clinic Florida in 2004 to head the Cardiology Fellowship Program. Dr. Asher received the Cleveland Clinic Florida Cardiology Teaching award for the batch years of 2004-2007 and Cleveland Clinic Florida Educator of the Year award in 2012.

He has co-authored over 150 abstracts, manuscripts and book chapters and has coedited a book on echocardiography, Clinical Echocardiography: a self assessment tool. He has been an invited speaker and participant at national meetings on topics including echocardiography and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He continues to be active in research and education in many areas of cardiology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiac Imaging
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Emory University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Decatur, GA USA

Internship - Emory University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Decatur, GA USA

Medical Education - Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA

Professional Highlights

  • Cardiology Fellowship Director, 2004-Present


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

aortic disease, cardiovascular imaging, clinical cardiology, echocardiography, hypertropic cardiomyopathy, nuclear cardiology, restrictive cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease

Awards & Honors

  • Cleveland Clinic Florida Educator of the Year 2013
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida Cardiology Staff Teaching Award, 2004-2007
  • Cleveland Clinic Cardiology (Cleveland) Staff Teaching Award,1999


  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Echocardiography
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/14/2020, Dr. Asher has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

170 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

I have met with many doctors during the past 3/4 century. Dr. Asher is CLEARLY among the best I have ever met. Polite, laid back, concerned, extremely knowledgable.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Asher showed empathetic listening skills, and made me feel like he cared for my well being with his patient and Cleveland Clinic expert team discussion. I walked out from appointment feeling hopeful and glad to have met an apparent great human being and Cardiologist!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

I have been under Dr. Asher's excellent care for about 12 years. He is the most attentive, caring, kind and responsive Doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

Dr Asher has been my cardiologist for many years. Outstanding physician. Very pleased with the care provided to me over all this time

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

overall excellent experience with Dr Asher professional and compassionate individual

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

I hold Dr. Asher and his staff in the highest professional and personal regards.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr. Asher is the best. Very patient and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Craig Asher is doing an excellent job in taking care of my serious medical issues.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Superb caring physician

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr. Asher's professional knowledge, ability to explain clearly and his caring manner place him at the top of his profession.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Asher is always thoughtful, pleasant, and helpful. And so smart. A really gifted doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Dr.Asher is an excellent doctor. He had his nurse call our home when we could not get an appointment when my husband was having an issue with his BP.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Love CCF. Dr Asher is the best. Dr Navia is the best surgeon too.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Dr. Asher is a wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

The whole first appointment experience was outstanding. Dr. Asher was prompt, patient, and professional. Instilled confidence in having chosen CC for care. Thank you.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr Asher was generous with his time and paid attention.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

would recommend dr to my friends

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Dr Asher is one Cleveland Clinics icons. Besides being one of the best nationwide cardiologists, he listens, is kind, never rushes the visit, besides giving honest and sometimes frank, great advice. I owe my existence to him, when in 2012 he ordered a test which revealed a hidden and often fatal genetic disorder, where I presented no symptoms. My cousin passed from this condition (ascending aorta aneurysm), the admitting doctors at the hospital not ordering tests to discover the condition and administering blood thinners, a major mistake, since her aorta was slightly leaking at the time.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

He is an extremely caring, professionally competent doctor whom I trust completely with providing me the proper medical care and advice. I highly recommend and trust him.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

my dr called and stated the urgency of my appointment because I was symptomatic and they moved the date up significantly. much appreciated.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

dr asher was extremely helpful explaining my condition and my options. he genuinely cared for me and my input. we decided I should go directly to emergency room and he even came to check on me while there. dr asher is amazing

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr Asher is the best. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and caring. He is everything one wants in a doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Dr. Asher is a very deliberate provider who listens to comments questions and concerns and answers them in a very calm deliberate manner

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Dr. Asher is a great doctor, he always listens to my concerns and is extremely knowledgeable. Dr Asher even came to visit me in the hospital after I had open heart surgery, that explains it all. He has helped me tremendously and I am very thankful for that. He is definitely an asset to the Cleveland Clinic. I wish the best for he and his family.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

dr. Asher is wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

We received complete attention by Dr Asher who answered with patience kindly to all our questions

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr. Asher explained everything to me thoroughly and is very intelligent . He listened to everything I had to say and gave me great recommendations.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Dr Asher listened to my update, did his check up and then sat me down to go through his review of the results, findings, etc. Eye to eye - always speaking to me and not at his computer screen. I always feel like a receive the gift of time from Dr Asher and he does not rush me out for the next patient. He explains where we are in the progress of my issue and where protocol and his own thoughts direct him as far as options - down the road at this point. He is honest and serious - without being alarming.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

the cardiologist I saw at Cleveland clinic in the winter suggested I make an appointment to see dr Asher however apparently Dr Asher's schedule is not available for booking 6 months in advance or even 4 months it's about 2 months so every month I had to call to see if I could schedule an appointment. what a nuisance! However when I finally saw Dr Asher he was intelligent,informative and it was a pleasant experience.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Dr Asher takes his time, explains everything in very good detail. Answers all questions with care and understanding. One of the few doctors that actually listens to what you have to say.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr.Asher was very detailed took his time asked a lot of questions. Far more than I expected left me with a very comfortable feeling.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Asher took time to answer all my questions and explain all my results to me. I was very impressed with his overall demeanor, knowledge, and timeliness.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Always happy with the Cleveland Clinic. Dr Asher is a great Dr. Good listener, caring, and I trust his judgement. Would not go anywhere else with my heart health.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Very professional, knowledgeable, likeable, and caring. I was very impressed with Dr. Asher.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

My first visit was very impressive. I'm sure glad that I hung in there for a couple of months. Dr Asher and Dr Wolinsky were very knowledgeable about my disease and the options available to me. Sure wish that the Cleveland Clinic was also in the Ft. Myers area.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Dr Asher was excellent in discussing my care

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr. Asher did and is doing an excellent job communicating and treating my medical issues.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

dr Asher is amazing; reason I had surgery and the reason I keep going back - he always takes his time to explain and does not judge - wish all doctors were like him

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

great physician. Takes the time to listen to his patients. thank you Dr Asher

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr. Asher's calm demeanor and thorough explanations inspired confidence in my treatment. His alertness in addressing red flags was critical to deciding that a myectomy would risk my life at this time.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr Asher is a caring, concerned doctor who always takes appropriate time and offers knowledgeable advice.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr Asher is GREAT! He listens and explains everything to you. He takes the time even on an unscheduled appointment. It does not matter if it is regular or fit in visit. Some time and concern for me.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

my experience with Dr. Asher and the entire staff has always been terrific. Everyone is patient, respectful and caring during my visits/tests

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr. Asher is excellent. He listens, and provides his knowledge on the subject. He recommends a course of action but does not pressure you. Great "bedside manner".

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Very good experience. All questions answered. Received information needed at this time. First time visit with Dr. Asher and was very pleased.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Always enjoy seeing Dr. Asher. He listens, doesn't rush. You can see that he's taking in everything you tell him.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Asher is a very wonderful doctor. it was hard to get an appointment. I had one scheduled and due to another cancellation I got in one week early.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Asher is a great listener and takes time to answer all of my many questions.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Excellent care with Physician Knowledge.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Dr Asher always makes me feel informed and good about my heart valve condition. I have a better understanding and know our plans for the future when I leave.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

I find Dr. Asher to be be an excellent physician. Being a retired nurse with a heart history I have seen many cardiologists over the years and find Dr. Asher to be great.

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