Dr. Andrea Carpenter, MD

Dr. Andrea Carpenter, MD

Adult Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Andrea Carpenter, MD is an adult cardiac surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1989 and specializes in adult cardiac surgery and thoracoabdominal surgery.Read her story

8300 Floyd Curl Dr

San Antonio, TX 78229

Contact Information

(210) 450-0999

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Port Placements or Replacements
very high
more than 89% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 63% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 57% of peers

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Dr. Carpenter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Carpenter "Dr. Carpenter earned her PhD in Physiology from Penn State University in 1981 and her medical degree from George Washington University in 1989. She is Board Certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. She was a member of the US Air Force and was the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center until joining the UT Health Science Center faculty in 2002. Dr. Carpenter is predominantly an adult cardiac surgeon; her interests include aortic root and arch reconstruction, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), and advances in technology for the future of Thoracic Surgery. Currently the Program Director for the Thoracic Surgery Residency, she is a national leader in curriculum development for the 6-year Integrated Thoracic Surgery residency. Dr. Carpenter serves on the ACGME Thoracic Surgery Milestones committee and is committed to the development of competency based medical education."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Carpenter "Heart disease is a frightening problem, but not as frightening as you can imagine.  The more you know about your condition and treatment options the better.  It is my philosophy that time spent discussing choices in clear language is time well spent for patient, family and the care team.  This is a philosophy I endeavor to instill in our resident physicians and which is shared by the members of our group."

2  Specialties

  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Carpenter does not have any board certifications listed.

37  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
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18  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Appalachian State Unversity
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • David Grant Usaf Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • David Grant Usaf Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Calif Davis Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Penn State, PHD In Physiology
    Other Education | Completed 1981
  • University Of Utah, Ms In Physical Education
    Other Education | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Andrea Carpenter, MD
I am retired after forty plus years in the hospitality industry. I have met hundreds of thousands if not more of people from all over the world. I do not mean to be professed of ones character. But Dr. Andrea Carpenter after meeting her for just a few minutes seemed to have this aurora surrounding...Read More
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George F. Medina in SAN ANTONIO, TX – Jul 09, 2018
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Dr. Carpenter saved my son's life. She is a wonderful caring surgeon. Today I called her office and was given excellent advice for a follow up problem. It was one of the most professional and pleasant advice persons I have ever dealt with. Thank you Dr. Carpenter and staff. I hesitate to use...Read More
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San Antonio, TX – May 25, 2016
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This woman is about the most amazing woman I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I cannot begin to explain how she not only save my father, but saved my children and myself. I feel like I am forever indebted to her. She worked on my father's heart, in surgery, for 13 long hours! It was...Read More
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Gabriela Ramirez in TX San Antonio – Jan 29, 2016
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