Biography

Alpesh A. Amin, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He also serves as Associate Program Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support at UT Southwestern and Medical Director of Parkland Memorial Hospital’s Heart Failure Clinic. His areas of clinical expertise include congestive heart failure and pre- and post-cardiac transplantation care.

Dr. Amin earned his medical degree at University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine before completing an internal medicine residency at Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. He then received advanced training in cardiovascular disease and heart failure/cardiac transplantation through separate fellowships at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, serving for one year as Chief Cardiology Fellow.

He is an American Board of Internal Medicine-certified cardiologist, with subspecialty certification in echocardiography. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2012.

Dr. Amin is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Cardiology and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He also serves as a regional reviewer for the Heart Transplant Committee of the United Network of Organ Sharing.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Amin enjoys spending time with his family and coaching his children in soccer.

Education

Medical School
University of Missouri-Kansas City (1998)
Residency
Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education (2001), Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Saint Luke's Health System (2011), Cardiovascular Disease
Fellowship
Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute Heart Failure/Transplant Fellowship (2012), Heart Failure/cardiac Transplant

Publications

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Real-world lessons from the implementation of a depression screening protocol in acute myocardial infarction patients: implications for the American Heart Association depression screening advisory.
Smolderen KG, Buchanan DM, Amin AA, Gosch K, Nugent K, Riggs L, Seavey G, Spertus JA Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2011 May 4 3 283-92
Acute coronary syndrome patients with depression have low blood cell membrane omega-3 fatty acid levels.
Amin AA, Menon RA, Reid KJ, Harris WS, Spertus JA Psychosom Med 2008 Oct 70 8 856-62
The prevalence of unrecognized depression in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
Amin AA, Jones AM, Nugent K, Rumsfeld JS, Spertus JA Am. Heart J. 2006 Nov 152 5 928-34