College of Medicine's Dr. Joseph Alpert Honored

George Humphrey
Feb. 23, 2001


Dr. Joseph S. Alpert, chairman of the department of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, has been elected to the prestigious American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2001.

ABIM's mission is "to enhance the quality of health care available to the American public by maintaining high standards for certifying internists and sub-specialists who possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for the provision of excellent care."

Alpert, the Robert S. and Irene P. Flinn Professor of Medicine, came to the UA in 1992 from the University of Massachusetts in Worcester where he was professor and vice chairman of medicine and director of the Division of Cardiology.

A Fellow of the Council on Clinical Cardiology, Alpert also is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians and the European Society of Cardiology. He serves as editor of the journal Cardiology and editorial reviewer for 15 clinical journals.

Alpert is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He has received numerous teaching honors, including several outstanding teaching awards at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and at the UA College of Medicine.

He graduated from Yale University and has a medical degree from Harvard Medical School.

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