Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute appoints Robert T. Craig III as CEO

July 18, 2016

AHVI_Robert Craig IIIANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute recently appointed Robert T. Craig III as its chief executive officer, overseeing operations for the company’s six locations statewide. Craig joins the Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute team from Missouri, with more than 20 years of professional experience as an executive leader in the health care industry. He will officially begin in his new role on Monday, July 18.

“I’m honored to join the Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute team and looking forward using my knowledge of the industry and market expansion to help it reach an even greater number of Alaskans across the state,” said Craig. “As the leading provider of cardiovascular care in Alaska, the practice’s talented staff and highly-qualified physicians provide a level of care that is unmatched, and I look forward to helping it continue to flourish.”

Craig holds a master’s degree in business administration from Baker University in Kansas as well as a bachelor’s degree in political science from Southeast Missouri State University. He began his career in the medical field in 1990 as the chief of ambulatory care at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Kansas City following three years as a platoon leader and tactical control officer in the U.S. Army. Since then, Craig has managed regional operations for various health care entities in several states to include Missouri and Kansas. For the past 14 years, Craig served as the principal of Comprehensive Professional Resources, LLC, where he oversaw the expansion of multiple health systems and opening of seven new health care practices.

In his current position, Craig will provide leadership and direction to more than 200 staff members, including 27 cardiovascular specialists. The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute operates six locations in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Soldotna, Homer and the Matanuska Valley to service the cardiovascular needs of all Alaskans. To learn more about the Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute, visit