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.
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
Baseline risk has greater influence over behavioral attrition on the real-world clinical effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation.
J Clin Epidemiol. 2016 Apr 28;
Development of the Health Incentive Program Questionnaire (HIP-Q) in a cardiac rehabilitation population.
Transl Behav Med. 2015 Dec;5(4):443-459
Delays in Referral and Enrolment Are Associated With Mitigated Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 Nov 10;
Observing temporal trends in cardiac rehabilitation from 1996 to 2010 in Ontario: characteristics of referred patients, programme participation and mortality rates.
BMJ Open. 2015;5(11):e009523
Merits and Pitfalls of Using Observational "Big Data" to Inform Our Understanding of Socioeconomic Outcome Disparities.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Oct 27;66(17):1898-900
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