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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)
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

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 4/3/2021, 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

206 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

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Appreciated that Dr Asher did not rush and took the time to explain everything with us.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

I hope he doesn't retire. He is a great doctor

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Dr Asher took the time to listen and explain, very happy with him

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr. Asher is so amazing. Very thorough, very caring and explained everything. Even took the time to show me how to use a kardia mobile.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Love Dr Asher. He listens to my concerns, is genuine, and a very good cardio Dr. Glad he is taking care of my heart health.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

I actually look forward to seeing Dr Asher. He shows concern for my health, is very thorough and a good listener. I feel apart if the exam.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Dr Asher was great, he treated me like a person and listened to all I had to say

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

I am very much impressed with Dr.Asher. He listened to me , examined me and also explained very well.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

I was very very pleased with how long Dr Asher spent talking with me, explaining my condition, the surgery, and other pertinent information. I never felt rushed.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

My doctor very good we'll go back

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Just a delight to work e/ Dr. Asher and the entire staff. So efficient and what I like most is that they all make you feel that they know my time is as important as theirs! Just the best medical experience I've ever had!!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr. Shein was excellent in reviewing the many reports I brought and diagnosed my condition. Very attentive an courteous.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

I liked Dr. Asher very much. I came to him because of his reputed expertise in my condition. I was impressed that he is very knowledgeable, has good judgment and has seen many cases in the spectrum of my two conditions. Also that he recognized the need to balance the treatment options when they compete. He answered my questions with respect. He took a careful history and listened well. I feel I will get best possible card from him. I exercise judgment in the choice of my care providers and do my best to be a good partner. Dr. Asher appears to be a kind and patient practitioner. I am happy to have found him and consider It worthwhile to travel to see him.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr. Asher is an excellent doctor and an excellent listener. He is extremely compassionate

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Very good is not enough for The Dr. Asher And the Nurse Moi who attended me. Excellent is a better rate

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Craig Asher is one of the best doctors I've encountered in my 72 years of life. He is always personable, professional, caring, highly knowledgeable and cooperative. Most of all, I appreciate Dr. Asher's conscientious and compentent successful treatment of my cardiac conditions.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Excellent care provider in all respects. Very professional, knowledgeable, caring, top notch.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr. Asher was very helpful and accommodative

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Amazing doctor

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Dr. Asher has a long wait for appointments however in his case it is worth it.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr Asher is the most helpful and kind doctor I could hope for. He takes the time, stays attentive, unrushed and listens, he connects with the patient and he understands the concerns addressing them and relieving the anxiety.He deeply cares.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

dr asher is a very good doctor

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr Asher carefully reviews medical history and tests prior to the patient's visit. He is prepared to engage with the patient on medical issues. gives plenty of time and answers all questions. Creates respect and trust with the patient. A true medical expert and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2021

Doctors very professional in moving to next step of needed care.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2021

Dr Asher has been my cardiologist for a number of years. His concern for me as both a patient and person is excellent. We have had to make some life threatening decisions in the last year. There is not anyone I would trust more to help me make those decisions. I trust his opinion implicitly.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

dr Asher and staff make me feel comfortable and I appreciate their patience and compassion for my unique situation

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Dr Asher is the best

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

My husband is scheduling an appointment with Dr. Asher. Dr. Asher is very thorough in reviewing one's medical history, reviewing any current changes in your health and discussing proactive health care decisions . He is exceeds one's expectations as a knowledgeable and compassionate physician!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Highly recommend Dr.Asher

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Asher is wonderful. He has helped me so much with my recurrent pericarditis. Other doctors don't seem to know what to do with it. and I love the availability of the telehealth visits so that I can talk to him wherever I am. It has worked perfectly!!!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Superb physician who is compassionate and competent

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr. Asher became ill and our appointment was put off. When I finally met him I thought he was wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

I would give anything to be part of Dr. Asher's program. He has given me reasons why I don't qualify, but I sorely need the drug he's working on and I hope he will reconsider his decision. I'm breathless much of the time and this drug gives me hope of a normal life.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Dr Craig Asher is extremely knowledgeable, very patient and kind. He took the time to explain everything very well.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

dr asher's expertise was invaluable

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Cleveland Clinic offers the best care by the best staff and physicians

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr. Asher was extremely professional as usual and I am going to be coming down there in January to see him

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Asher and his support staff are excellent to deal with.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr. Asher is awesome! Very professional, knowledgeable, friendly and caring. Glad I was referred to him by Dr. Marc Gillinov who performed my open heart surgery in Cleveland Clinic-Ohio.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Dr Craig Asher is so special as he seems so calm and is very knowledgeable I cannot say enough good things about him but I am so happy to have him as my cardiologist His office staff is extremely confident

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

dr Asher is outstanding.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr Asher is outstanding !

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

dr Asher is a wonderful doctor but even more important is his empathy and caring for his patients

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Dr Asher and his staff were excellent in treating my husband and me as new patients. We are very impressed and feel fortunate to be under his excellent care.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

I meeting with Dr. Asher was excellent!

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