Michelle Albert, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C.
A graduate of Haverford College, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Albert completed her residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia University in New York and Cardiovascular Fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, where is an Assistant Professor in Medicine. Dr. Albert is a board-certified internist and cardiologist, with joint appointments in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and the Division of Preventive Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She attends on the clinical cardiovascular services and in the cardiac intensive care unit. In these roles, her clinical responsibilities include care for the most critically ill cardiovascular patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital spanning all aspects of cardiovascular medicine in the cardiac care unit. Dr. Albert also has an active outpatient practice and provides cardiovascular consultative services to the cardiac surgery service in their cardiac surgical units and step-down units. Dr. Albert is a teacher and mentor for Harvard medical students and residents. Dr. Albert has served as the Vice-President of the Association of Black Cardiologists, USA and sits on their Board, is a selected member of Young Clinician and Investigator and Acute Cardiac Care Committees of the American Heart Association, the Cardiovascular Training and Workforce Committee of the American College of Cardiology and is a regular reviewer for several medical journals.
Dr. Albert’s research and publications focus primarily on the molecular and genetic epidemiology of hemostasis, thrombosis and inflammation; her primary mentor is Dr. Paul Ridker. A central component of this research involves population cardiovascular risk prediction utilizing novel biochemical markers. In addition, Dr. Albert also has a particular interest in comparative cardiovascular risk assessment in different race/ethnic groups. Dr. Albert has received the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Minority Faculty Development Award, the Learner Cardiovascular Young Investigator Award, the Nikki Harris Family Cardiovascular Research Award, the Herbert Nickens Epidemiology Award from the Association of Black Cardiologists and received an award for best science in the 2007 AHA Scientific Sessions Poster Competition. Dr Albert was recently featured in a nationally syndicated PBS special, “Heart Disease in America”. Dr. Albert’s research has been supported by grants from the NHLBI - NRSA, Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Albert is also a recipient of a Doris Duke Foundation Scientist Development Award.