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Steven L. Almany, MD, FACC

Late Emeritus Sr. Managing Director

Dr Steven Almany, age 64, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan passed away peacefully on 3/17/2022 after a prolonged illness. His family, including his wife of 30 years, Amy, and his children, Matthew, Michael, and Brett were by his side. Steve had been in undergoing care at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital, a place that he knew well, having trained and practiced there for nearly 40 years, as a leading cardiologist, and as one of the founding partners of Michigan Heart Group. His last days were filled with memories and well wishes from some of the lifetime collection of friends and colleagues he had shared time with in those roles.

 

Steve was born on May 5, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan as the only son of the late Ben and Joyce Almany. He graduated from Grosse Pointe South high school, and later from Michigan State University and the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at William Beaumont Hospital where he served as Chief Medical Resident and then as a Cardiology Fellow, serving also as Chief Fellow. He began in practice by helping form the Michigan Heart Group, a practice he helped build for the remainder of his life. He served in leadership roles in cardiology, helping as head of the Cath Lab, and eventually helping start the structural heart lab. He trained hundreds of cardiologists and students. Steve also took care of thousands of patients, whose gratitude and respect has endured over time.

 

Dr Almany also had a keen insight and was drawn to medical device innovation, parlaying that talent into a successful role as one of the general partners at the highly successful Biostar Ventures, a role he continued over the past 15 years. He was author of numerous patents and served on multiple boards in the medical device world with distinction.

 

Steve’s home life was dominated by his 3 sons, whom he coached in sports and helped direct during their own very successful academic careers. Matthew and Michael are currently medical students at Wright State University and Brett is a student at Michigan State University. He was also a father to 3 dogs, Bob, Ted, and currently Sam, all yellow labradors completely devoted to him and his family. He contributed to numerous charities, including Michigan State University and the Humane Society to causes he felt very close to.

 

Steve loved his home life, sports (in particular, Michigan State Athletics) and in keeping with that, his family plans to celebrate his life with a summer memorial at his home in Bloomfield Hills.