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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
Atlanta, GA USA
1992

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

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

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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As of 7/8/2022, 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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* 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

204 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Dr. Asher is the consummate professional. He's an outstanding diagnostician the physician reads is own films. He's courteous takes his time asks the right questions. I'm healthy so my case is relatively uncomplicated but has the potential to deteriorate I feel Dr. Asher solid knowledge of me and my overall health history.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr Asher is the best! Very caring and takes time to listen.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr Asher is very through and conversational

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Really glad to meet Dr Asher in person, had phone consult but really impressed with his knowledge of my condition and I am so thankful to have him as my Dr

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Dr. Asher is an excellent Cardiologist.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Dr. Asher is an excellent physician! It does take a little time to get in to see him, however, his knowledge and demeanor make him a joy to see.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

I am so blessed to have Dr. Asher as my cardiologist! He has saved my life!!!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dr. Asher was amazing and well worth the wait.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Excellent experience Dr Asher is so interested in my care and is an extremely understanding and compassionate Doctor If only every one could be like him!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Dr. Asher is one of a kind. His care, compassion, and unmatched expertise are clearly evident at each visit. I am truly grateful to be under his care.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2022

I've been a patient of Dr Asher for over 10 years. He is wonderful.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

I love Dr Asher!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Dr. Asher is an excellent physicain.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

I have been a patient of this doctor for many years. O have the ultimate confidence in his abilities. He has gotten through some very serious health problems including major open heart surgery 2 years ago. I have recommended him to a number of other friends. An excellent, caring person.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr Asher is the best

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Dr. Asher is the BEST and I have recommended him on Facebook!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr. Asher is always attentive, caring, and explains things so they are understood. I would recommend him to anyone that has heart issues like mine.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr. Asher is the most amazing physician I have ever met. Extremely knowledgeable, very concerned, thorough and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

The physicians and entire staff were collaborative and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Every person we encounter at The Clinic is exceptionally courteous, polite and helpful. Your HR staff does an outstanding job of hiring the best people. My recent visit with Dr. Asher was very good. I told him my wife and I like him, like his manner, and do not mind at all driving across the State from Naples because the care we get is more than worth it. We encourage all our friends to do the same.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Great Providerbeen going to him for 18 years.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

In my almost 80 years of age I've never had a physician of the caliber of Dr Asher. He is on top of his specialty, bar none, and is a great listener and extremely caring.I hope he is part of the Cleveland Clinic team for many years to come.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

Dr. Asher is fantastic !!!!

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Dr. Asher is an excellent physician - patient, thorough, knowledgeable, a good listener and a good communicator. One of the best I have experienced.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr Asher is excellent!!!! Thanks

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Dr Asher excellent

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

Dr Asher is fantastic.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

Dr Asher is the BEST

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr Asher is wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr Asher is kind and a great listener. He is super smart

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

I am extremely happy with Dr. Craig Asher. I feel lucky to have found him. I am confident of his expertise in my condition. I and very pleased with his communication and courtesy.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

It was a very good visit and the doctor was very interested it what I had to say. He was engaged and thoughtful in his responses.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr. Asher is an excellent doctor who takes the time to answer all your questions.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr Asher is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

I am having to make a difficult decision regarding a redo heart surgery. Dr. Asher took the time to carefully consider my options before providing his opinions.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr. Asher is an excellent cardiologist

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.

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