David Alter

David Alter, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Dr. Alter maintains an active community cardiology practice in Milton Ontario (Milton Cardiac Care) and is the founder of a social purpose organization called Vigour Projects, whose mission is to improve the health of communities through music.

Dr. Alter's research spans across many disciplines including cardiovascular health services and outcomes, clinical epidemiology and social determinants, cardiac rehabilitation and more recently, music and medicine. He has published over 125 scholarly peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Alter has also received funding from various agencies including the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
J Public Health (Oxf). 2017 Jun 07;:1-9
Biswas A, Oh PI, Faulkner GE, Bonsignore A, Pakosh MT, Alter DA
CMAJ Open. 2017 May 26;5(2):E417-E423
Luca SR, Koh M, Qiu F, Alter DA, Bagai A, Bhatia RS, Czarnecki A, Goodman SG, Lau C, Wijeysundera HC, Ko DT
CMAJ. 2017 Apr 03;189(13):E494-E501
Tu JV, Chu A, Maclagan L, Austin PC, Johnston S, Ko DT, Cheung I, Atzema CL, Booth GL, Bhatia RS, Lee DS, Jackevicius CA, Kapral MK, Tu K, Wijeysundera HC, Alter DA, Udell JA, Manuel DG, Mondal P, Hogg W, Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care...
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Mar 28;69(12):1523-1532
Yan AT, Koh M, Chan KK, Guo H, Alter DA, Austin PC, Tu JV, Wijeysundera HC, Ko DT

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Senior Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Cross appointment to the Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Adjunct Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital