Joseph Alpert, MD

Cardiology

Cardiology

1625 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA

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Joseph S. Alpert, MD, is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Medical Director of cardiac rehabilitation at the University of Arizona College of Medicine at Tucson. Dr. Alpert is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Alpert is Doctorpedia's Chief Clinical Information Officer and the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Alpert earned his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and his medical degree cum laude from Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 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, Dr. Alpert served as Staff Cardiologist and Director of the Coronary Care Unit at Naval Medical Center San Diego, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Diego. Following his military service, Dr. Alpert returned to Boston as Director of the Samuel A. Levine Cardiac Unit at Brigham Hospital. From 1978-1992 he was Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. From 1992-2006 he was Chief of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Dr. Alpert is 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 has received many awards for excellence in teaching from, among others the Peter Brent Brigham Hospital, the United States Navy, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Arizona. In 2004, he received the Gifted Teacher Award from the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Alpert is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology and the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Association of Professors of Medicine. He is 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. Dr. Alpert has authored and/or edited 50 books and monographs and more than 600 publications, including original articles, book chapters, reviews, and editorials. He is married to Qin Mary Chen, PhD who is a professor of pharmacology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Alpert has two children, a daughter, Eva Elisabeth Alpert, a tax attorney and accountant living in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a son, Niels David Alpert, a cinematographer living in New York City. Dr. Alpert has one grandchild, Josephine Helena Alpert living in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Education

  • MD: Harvard Medical School

  • BA: Yale University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty of Cardiovascular Disease

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Joseph Alpert, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Diabetic Kidney Disease

A complication that can occur in diabetes is damage to the kidney and, by the way, yet another is damage to the eye. Let’s talk about each of those: Damage to the kidney occurs because...

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Joseph Alpert, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Diabetes – Why Is Amputation Necessary?

Amputation is necessary when parts of the foot die – the toes or even the whole foot. That way, the area is not going to heal unless you cut the foot back or the leg...

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Joseph Alpert, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Diabetes – Diabetic Control and Stroke

Good diabetic control decreases the chance that the patient will develop hardening of the arteries or athlerosclerosis. It also decreases the chance that the patient will develop kidney damage with increased blood pressure. The combination...

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Joseph Alpert, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Diabetes – Heart Disease Prevention

Actually, a lot of it has to do with lifestyle changes. For example: people should keep their weight down into the ideal range and if they are obese, they should work on a diet to...

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Joseph Alpert, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Diabetes – What Is Diabetic Heart Disease?

There are two distinct forms of heart disease that are related to diabetes: The commonest one is the hardening of the arteries (the atherosclerotic process) that leads to heart attacks and can also lead even...

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Joseph Alpert, MD

9 months ago

Podcast

Only Exercise On The Days You Eat w/ Dr. Joseph Alpert

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Joseph Alpert, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Diabetic Kidney Disease

A complication that can occur in diabetes is damage to the kidney and, by the way, yet another is damage to the eye. Let’s talk about each of those: Damage to the kidney occurs because...

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Joseph Alpert, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Diabetes – Why Is Amputation Necessary?

Amputation is necessary when parts of the foot die – the toes or even the whole foot. That way, the area is not going to heal unless you cut the foot back or the leg...

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Joseph Alpert, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Diabetes – Diabetic Control and Stroke

Good diabetic control decreases the chance that the patient will develop hardening of the arteries or athlerosclerosis. It also decreases the chance that the patient will develop kidney damage with increased blood pressure. The combination...

Watch and Share
Joseph Alpert, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Diabetes – Heart Disease Prevention

Actually, a lot of it has to do with lifestyle changes. For example: people should keep their weight down into the ideal range and if they are obese, they should work on a diet to...

Watch and Share
Joseph Alpert, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Diabetes – What Is Diabetic Heart Disease?

There are two distinct forms of heart disease that are related to diabetes: The commonest one is the hardening of the arteries (the atherosclerotic process) that leads to heart attacks and can also lead even...

Watch and Share
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