Andrea Carpenter, MD, Thoracic Surgery, San Antonio, TX, University Health


Thoracic Surgery San Antonio, TX

Adult Cardiac Surgery, Aortic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery

Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Texas Long School of Medicine, San Antonio

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  • Dr. Andrea Carpenter is a thoracic surgeon in San Antonio, TX and is affiliated with University Health System. She received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine followed by residency at DAvid Grant USAF Medical Center then Thoracic Fellowship at UC Davis. With 23 years in practice she specializes in all aspects of adult cardiac and aortic surgery including minimally invasive surgical and transcatheter valve procedures, aortic reconstruction, cardiac valve repair and revascularization. A dedicated educator, she works to prepare the next generation of cardiac surgical specialists.

Education & Training

  • University of California DavisFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1995 - 1997
  • David Grant Medical CenterResidency, General Surgery, 1989 - 1994
  • George Washington University School of MedicineClass of 1989

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1997 - 2023
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1990 - Present
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons

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Publications & Presentations


Press Mentions

  • Should Addicts Get Repeat Valve Surgeries for Endocarditis?
    Should Addicts Get Repeat Valve Surgeries for Endocarditis?January 26th, 2020
  • Commentary: Guideline Directed Therapy Is Extremely Valuable but Not Always Current nor Followed
    Commentary: Guideline Directed Therapy Is Extremely Valuable but Not Always Current nor FollowedDecember 9th, 2019
  • Commentary: The Next Quarter-Century
    Commentary: The Next Quarter-CenturyDecember 10th, 2019

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