Michelle Albert, MD, MPH

Director of Behavioral and Neurocardiovascular Cardiology; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Dr. Michelle Albert is a respected internist and cardiologist whose research explores cardiovascular disease risk assessment in different racial and ethnic groups and the role ofchronic psychological stress in cardiovascular disease risk. She has joint appointments at Brigham and Women’s, in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and the Division of Preventive Medicine.

You can find Dr. Albert as an attending physician at Brigham and Women’s clinical cardiovascular services; some of her responsibilities allow her to care for some of the hospital’s most critically ill patients. She has an active outpatient practice providing cardiovascular consultative services.

Dr. Albert’s dedication to research, care, and education have earned her numerous awards, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital Minority Faculty Development Award, the Learner Cardiovascular Young Investigator Award, the Nikki Harris Family Cardiovascular Research Award, the Harold Amos Minority Faculty Development Award, the Nesson Award, Doris Duke Career Development Award, and the Herbert Nickens Epidemiology Award from the Association of Black Cardiologists.

She has served as Vice-President and Board Member of the Association of Black Cardiologists, USA, as a member of the Young Clinician and Investigator and Acute Cardiac Care Committee of the American Heart Association, and as a member of the Cardiovascular Training and Workforce Committee of the American College of Cardiology and the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Science Committee on “Evaluation of Biomarkers and Surrogate Endpoints in Chronic Disease."

After finishing her residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia University, Dr. Albert completed her Cardiovascular Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is also a graduate of Haverford College, University of Rochester School of Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health.

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