CVRC Welcomes Member – Dr. Ruben Alexanian, MD, Department of Medicine

Ruben Alexanian, MD, Department of Medicine


Where did you grow up?

  • I grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado; but we moved to Wisconsin when I was a freshman in high school and have been here since.

What is your educational/professional background?

  • I am an interventional cardiologist who also does basic science research.

What is the main goal of your current research program?

  • My laboratory studies the mechanisms underlying bioprosthetic aortic valve degeneration and strives to bioengineer novel valve tissue constructs resistant to early failure.

What attracted you to UW-Madison?

  • I did all my training from undergraduate to fellowship at UW-Madison and elected to stay on as faculty.

What are you hobbies/other interests?

  • Time with family including our new born son and German Shepard (Simba). Home improvement projects.

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