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.
CMAJ. 2017 Apr 03;189(13):E494-E501
Relationship Between Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation and Health Service Expenditures Within a Universal Health Care System.
Mayo Clin Proc. 2017 Mar 13;:
Association Between Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Aortic Stenosis: The CANHEART Aortic Stenosis Study.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Mar 28;69(12):1523-1532
CMAJ. 2017 Feb 13;189(6):E225-E226
Ann Intern Med. 2016 Dec 13;:
Cardiovascular Risk Factor Management Performance in Canada and the United States: A Systematic Review.
Can J Cardiol. 2016 Jul 18;:
High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Cause-Specific Mortality in Individuals Without Previous Cardiovascular Conditions: The CANHEART Study.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Nov 8;68(19):2073-2083
Rev Esp Cardiol (Engl Ed). 2016 Oct 4;:
Ensuring Cardiac Rehabilitation Access for the Majority of Those in Need: A Call to Action for Canada.
Can J Cardiol. 2016 Oct;32(10S2):S358-S364
Senior Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI)
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