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.
Can J Cardiol. 2016 Oct;32(10S2):S358-S364
Grace SL, Turk-Adawi K, Santiago de Araújo Pio C, Alter DA
Transl Behav Med. 2015 Dec;5(4):443-459
Mitchell MS, Goodman JM, Alter DA, Oh PI, Faulkner GE
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 Nov 10;
Marzolini S, Blanchard C, Alter DA, Grace SL, Oh PI
J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2015 Sep 22;
Mitchell MS, Goodman JM, Alter DA, Oh PI, Leahey TM, Faulkner GE
Circulation. 2015 Aug 31;
Tu JV, Chu A, Rezai MR, Guo H, Maclagan LC, Austin PC, Booth GL, Manuel DG, Chiu M, Ko DT, Lee DS, Shah BR, Donovan LR, Sohail QZ, Alter DA
Sports Med Open. 2015;1(1):7
Alter DA, O'Sullivan M, Oh PI, Redelmeier DA, Marzolini S, Liu R, Forhan M, Silver M, Goodman JM, Bartel LR
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Aug 14;
Ray JG, Booth GL, Alter DA, Vermeulen MJ


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