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Hirsch, Alan T, MD, FACC

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  • Cardiovascular Prevention
  • Vascular Medicine and Peripheral Arterial Disease

Clinical Interests:

Peripheral artery disease, including claudication and critical limb ischemia; Acute and chronic venous thromboembolism; Carotid artery disease; Aortic and branch artery aneurysmal disease; Secondary prevention of cardiovascular risk; Arteritis, digital ischemia, fibromuscular disease

Board Certification:

Cardiovascular Diseases

Medical School:

University of California, San Francisco


University of Chicago Hospitals and University of California, San Francisco (Internal Medicine)


Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA (Cardiovascular Medicine); Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA (Vascular Medicine

Leadership Roles:

Director, Vascular Medicine Program; Chair, American College of Cardiology-American Heart Association Writing Committee for Peripheral Arterial Disease Management Guidelines, 2002-2005; Chair, American College of Cardiology-American Heart Association, Intersocietal PAD Guideline Implementation Task Force, 2006-2008; Member, ACC/AHA/ACR/SCAI/SIR/SVMB/SVN Writing Committee to Develop Clinical Data Standards for Peripheral Arterial Disease, 2007-present; Member, ACC/AHA/ACR/SCAI/SIR/SVMB/SVN Peripheral Arterial Disease Performance Measures Writing Committee, 2007-present; Member, Society of Interventional Radiology, Standards of Practice Committee, 2009-present; Member, Core Planning Group, Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Unit, Center for Health Promotion, Minnesota Department of Health, 2010-present; American Heart Association, 1984-present; AHA Council on Peripheral Vascular Diseases, Steering Committee, 2008-present; AHA Scientific Sessions Program Planning Committee, 2010-2011; Chair, Fellow-in-Training/Early Career PVD Committee, 2010-present; Member, Council on Clinical Cardiology, 2003-present; Member, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, 2003-present; American College of Cardiology, Fellow, 1988-present; Peripheral Vascular Diseases Committee, 1996-2002, 2007-2012


  • Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2012-2015)
  • Best Doctors in America®, (2011-2012, 2013)
  • John Harvard Scholar, 1974
  • Magna Cum Laude academic honors, Harvard College, 1976
  • Summa with Highest Honors, Senior Thesis, Harvard College, 1976
  • American College of Chest Physicians Fellowship Award, 1987-1988
  • Charles River Foundation Animal Research Award, 1989
  • University of Minnesota Family Practice Teaching Recognition Award, 1996
  • Educational Achievement Award, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1998
  • Clinical Excellence Award, CSU Board of Governors, University of Minnesota, 2000
  • Community Partners Recognition Award, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 2004
  • “Master of the Society for Vascular Medicine”, 2007
  • “President’s Award” of the Vascular Disease Foundation, 2008
  • “President’s Award for Vision” of the Vascular Disease Foundation, 2009