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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations 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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Biography

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

Appointed
1999

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiac Imaging
Cleveland, OH USA
1997

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1996

Residency - Emory University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Decatur, GA USA
1992

Internship - Emory University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Decatur, GA USA
1990

Medical Education - Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA USA
1989

Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA
1981

Professional Highlights

  • Cardiology Fellowship Director, 2004-Present

Certifications

  • 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

Memberships

  • 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

175 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr Asher is just a great provider

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr Asher is not only extremely competent but he is a delight and a doctor in whom I have complete trust.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Dr. Asher is one of my all time favorite physicians.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

as always Dr Asher is the best physician I have ever known!

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

I appreciate the level of care provided by Dr Asher

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

good experience with Dr. Asher as always.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr Asher is a wonderful doctor. He is knowledgeable, thoughtful and caring. always gives excellent advice and medical care.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

very satisfied with Dr.Asher

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

dr asher is wonderful, very caring, took time with me and cared for my concerns. made me feel like family

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Dr Asher was very detailed in discussing my situation

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Dr. Asher is a caring, excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

I was very grateful to Dr. Asher for taking the time to facetime with my husband and explain the diagnosis, due to the coronavirus my husband was not able to accompany me.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr Asher has excellent listening skills. Good analysis of health issues. Clear plan of action. Competent. Very trustworthy. Pleased to be one of his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Dr. Asher is an outstanding, caring doctor.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. Asher and his nurse were very caring and followed through my problem. Also I had called the ER late at night and the Dr. on call was very attentive and addressed my problem to Dr. Asher.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

great way to talk to your Dr without traveling to the CCF appt. very happy with my visit. I monitored by BP, EKG, and oxygen levels the morning of my appt to relay to the Dr. Really appreciate being able to keep my appt and would like to keep this format for upcoming spots provided I am having no problems and it is not a situation where I need to be there. Thank you for providing the opportunity to work around the covid situation and keep my appt in the safety of my home. I have to say, Dr Asher is a great Dr. He is easy to talk to, smart and funny too. i trust him with my life.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Great to talk to Dr. Asher without driving an hour and getting questions answered.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020

Video appts can truly make your services available to many who could not normally obtain help. It also makes the experience much easier for both the provider and the patient. It may not be effective for all situations but for many it is a life saver. Thank you.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

exceptional doctor , he has been treating me for years, he has always been courteous and consistency helped me to be calm and not fearful

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.

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