Bruce S. Lachterman, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Bruce S. Lachterman, M.D., F.A.C.C. was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and received his under-graduate degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, California, and completed his medical training at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico, and the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California. Following internal medicine training at Irvine, Dr. Lachterman completed his cardiovascular training at the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center affiliated teaching hospitals including Hermann Hospital and St. Luke's Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Lachterman has been practicing in the North West Houston area since 1993.
Dr. Lachterman is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in the Subspecialty of Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology, and is a Fellow of the American Board of Cardiology. Dr. Lachterman is the author of numerous publications involving exercise testing as well as myocardial salvage and ischemia and basic research articles. These articles have been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including American Journal of Cardiology, Annals of Internal Medicine, Cardiology Board Review, Journal of Interventional Cardiology and the prestigious Circulation.
Dr. Lachterman's professional appointments include Chairman for the Departments of Cardiology and Internal Medicine at Houston Northwest Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Lachterman is currently the Medical Director of the cardiac cath lab of Houston Northwest Medical Center as well as St Luke's Hospital / Community Medical Center The Woodlands. Honors include being a "Top Doctor" in the October 1998 Inside Houston Magazine's report on Houston's best physician; he is also listed in the database "The Best Doctors in America" (www.bestdoctors.com).
Dr. Lachterman holds a particular interest in coronary intervention, as well as peripheral vascular disease diagnosis and treatment. He is a member of the Society of Cardiac Computed Tomography (Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT)), Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI.org - Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions), and a member of the American Heart Association. Dr. Lachterman has been instrumental in advancing the cardiovascular intervention program at Houston Northwest Medical Center.