Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

TOPIC: Update on the 2018 universal definition of MI with special emphasis on type 2 MI and non-ischemic myocardial injury
SPEAKER: Joseph Alpert, MD

Joseph Stephen Alpert, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, came to the University of Arizona from the University of Massachusetts in Worcester where he served as the Edward Budnitz Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine as well as vice-chairman of Medicine.

A native of Connecticut, Dr. Alpert obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Yale University and obtained his Medical Doctorate (Cum Laude) from Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Alpert did his internal medicine residency and cardiovascular disease training at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, a teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School, and was a research fellow of the Massachusetts Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health. Following his fellowship, Dr. Alpert became a staff cardiologist and director of the Coronary Care Unit at the Naval Regional Medical Center in San Diego and an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Following his military service, he returned to Harvard Medical School and was appointed as assistant professor of medicine and director of the Samuel A. Levine Cardiac Unit, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.  In 1992, he was appointed the Robert S. and Irene P. Flinn Professor of Medicine and Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, a position that he held until 2006.

Dr. Alpert is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. In 1998, he was named Clinical Sciences Educator of the Year by the graduating medical student class at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Alpert received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Clinical Cardiology Council of the American Heart Association in 2001. In 2004, he was selected as the Gifted Teacher of the Year by the American College of Cardiology “in recognition of his significant contribution to cardiovascular education and the training of professionals in cardiovascular disease”.

Dr. Alpert has been a member of the American Heart Association since 1971. Currently, he serves as the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Medicine. He is a member of the editorial board of 10 internal medicine and cardiovascular journals. He is the author of 48 books and monographs, and 650 publications including more than 200 original scientific publications, more than 400 book chapters, review articles, and editorials, and more than 100 abstracts. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnose a variety of internal medicine illnesses
  • Understand more clearly advances in therapy
  • Become truly professional physicians

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