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.
Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2003 Dec;3(6):691-702
Waiting times, revascularization modality, and outcomes after acute myocardial infarction at hospitals with and without on-site revascularization facilities in Canada.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003 Aug 6;42(3):410-9
Can J Cardiol. 2003 Jul;19(8):893-901
Effectiveness of implantable defibrillators for preventing arrhythmic events and death: a meta-analysis.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003 May 7;41(9):1573-82
Processes and outcomes of care for diabetic acute myocardial infarction patients in Ontario: do physicians undertreat?
Diabetes Care. 2003 May;26(5):1427-34
Geography and service supply do not explain socioeconomic gradients in angiography use after acute myocardial infarction.
CMAJ. 2003 Feb 4;168(3):261-4
Comparing hierarchical modeling with traditional logistic regression analysis among patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction: should we be analyzing cardiovascular outcomes data differently?
Am Heart J. 2003 Jan;145(1):27-35
Ann Pharmacother. 2002 May;36(5):804-8
CMAJ. 2002 Feb 5;166(3):299-300
Med Care. 2002 Jan;40(1):60-7
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