Dr. Altman graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in 1992 before moving to California, where he completed his internship, residency and fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Stanford University. He returned to Minnesota and completed a two-year cardiac and peripheral interventional fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, as well as Lennox Hill Hospital in New York City.
Dr. Altman has been with Colorado Heart & Vascular in Lakewood, CO since 2001 and was instrumental in bringing peripheral interventions to his affiliated hospitals (GRMC included). His special interests include cardiac, renal, iliac and femoral stenting. He is currently pursuing carotid stenting. Dr. Altman is the principal investigator on numerous clinical trials and has published extensively, most recently in the New England Journal of Medicine. He was also a featured operator in an international symposium on peripheral interventions and has been invited to speak at many leading edge conferences in the industry.
When not working to improve patients’ lives, he enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking with his two daughters. You might also catch him cooking global cuisine, playing golf or swimming laps early in the morning.