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. 2018 Oct;34(10):1253-1255
Stone JA, Alter DA
Am Heart J. 2018 May;199:144-149
Czarnecki A, Qiu F, Koh M, Alter DA, Austin PC, Fremes SE, Tu JV, Wijeysundera HC, Yan AT, Ko DT
J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 May 12;7(10):
Alter DA, Tu JV, Koh M, Jackevicius CA, Austin PC, Rezai MR, Bhatia RS, Johnston S, Udell JA, Ko DT
Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2018 Jan 01;:2047487318763430
Biswas A, Smith PM, Alter DA
Open Heart. 2017;4(2):e000731
Wijeysundera HC, Koh M, Alter DA, Austin PC, Jackevicius CA, Tu JV, Ko DT
J Public Health (Oxf). 2017 Jun 07;:1-9
Biswas A, Oh PI, Faulkner GE, Bonsignore A, Pakosh MT, Alter DA

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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