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.
Am Heart J. 2018 May;199:144-149
Projected Real-World Effectiveness of Using Aggressive Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Targets Among Elderly Statin Users Following Acute Coronary Syndromes in Canada.
J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 May 12;7(10):
Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2018 Jan 01;:2047487318763430
Association of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol with non-fatal cardiac and non-cardiac events: a CANHEART substudy.
Open Heart. 2017;4(2):e000731
When Do We Decide That Generic and Brand-Name Drugs Are Clinically Equivalent? Perfecting Decisions With Imperfect Evidence.
Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2017 Oct;10(10):
Ann Intern Med. 2017 Sep 12;:
Music for anxiety reduction in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2017 Aug;28:122-130
The energy expenditure benefits of reallocating sedentary time with physical activity: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
J Public Health (Oxf). 2017 Jun 07;:1-9
Patient and practitioner perspectives on reducing sedentary behavior at an exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation program.
Disabil Rehabil. 2017 Jun 06;:1-8
CMAJ Open. 2017 May 26;5(2):E417-E423
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