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UA's Dr. Joseph Alpert Named Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Medicine
Joseph S. Alpert, MD, chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Medicine, effective Jan. 1, 2005.

Dr. Alpert is a distinguished medical educator and administrator, as well as an eminent practicing physician in cardiology and general clinical medicine. With 200 original contributions, more than 300 book chapters, review articles and editorials, 44 books and monographs and numerous book reviews and abstracts, Dr. Alpert brings extensive experience in medical publishing to this prestigious role.

A graduate of Yale University and the Harvard Medical School, Dr. Alpert is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. In 1992, he was appointed the Robert S. and Irene P. Flinn Professor of Medicine and Chair, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine. Prior to that he was assistant professor of medicine and director of the Samuel A. Levine Cardiac Unit, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, Mass. Among many honors, he 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."

The American Journal of Medicine, known as the "Green Journal," is one of the oldest and most prestigious general internal medicine journals published in the United States.