Joseph Alpert serves as a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Director of Coronary Care, the University Hospital Chest Pain Center, and Medical Director of cardiac rehabilitation at the University of Arizona College of Medicine at Tucson. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Alpert earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University in New Haven, Conn, and his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship in medicine at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (now Brigham and Women’s Hospital) in Boston. After his fellowship, he served as a Staff Cardiologist and Director of the Coronary Care Unit at Naval Medical Center San Diego, and as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Diego. Following his military service, he returned to Boston as a Director of the Samuel A. Levine Cardiac Unit at Brigham Hospital. From 1978 to 1992, he served as the Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Mass. From 1992 to 2005, he worked as the Chief of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He serves as a Master of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the European Society of Cardiology. He serves as the current Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Medicine, a Member of the editorial boards of 12 cardiovascular journals, and an editorial reviewer for 15 internal medicine and cardiovascular disease journals. He has authored 48 books and monographs and more than 600 publications, including original articles, book chapters, reviews, and editorials.
Biography Updated on 6 February 2012