Alan Berger, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division

Alan Berger

Contact Info

Office Address:
Cardiovascular Division
Variety Club Research Center
401 East River Parkway
2nd Floor
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Mailing Address:
UMN – Cardiovascular Division
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 508 Mayo
8508A (Campus Delivery Code)
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Roberta Beach

Administrative Email

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division


Medical School, Jefferson Medical College

Residency, Boston University Medical Center

Fellowship, Georgetown University Medical Center (Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology);

Fellowship, Yale Medical School (Interventional Cardiology)


Dr. Berger’s clinical and interventional practice focuses on the management of patients with coronary-artery disease and peripheral-arterial disease (blockages in the legs, and sometimes the arms). He treats adult patients of all ages, with a special interest in geriatric cardiology. He is the Director of the Lillehei Clinical Research Unit, the section of the Cardiovascular Division responsible for the conduct of clinical trials. He is also the Director of the Cardiovascular Informatics Section. Dr. Berger’s education includes an M.D. from the Jefferson Medical College (Philadelphia), medical residency at the Boston University Medical Center (now the Boston Medical Center), general- and interventional-cardiology fellowships at Georgetown University, and a combined interventional/epidemiology fellowship at Yale University. He subsequently earned his MPH in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Berger is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher of public-health graduate students and physicians-in-training, and has been the recipient of a University of Minnesota Cardiology Faculty Teaching Award.



  • Coronary artery disease (stable and unstable angina, myocardial, infarction), Geriatric Medicine, Peripheral artery disease (claudication, limb-threatening ischemia)


Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center;University of Minnesota Physicians Heart at Fairview

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Clinical Interests

Coronary artery disease (stable and unstable angina, myocardial, infarction); Geriatric Medicine; Peripheral artery disease (claudication, limb-threatening ischemia)