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Sid Alexander, MD

Burlington, Massachusetts
Medical Specialty: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Lipidology
PSR Affiliation: National Board Member Emeritus
Professional Affiliation: Director, Lipid Clinic, Lahey Clinic Medical Center; Chairman Emeritus, Cardiovascular Division, Lahey Clinic Medical Center

Brief Bio

Sidney Alexander, MD is Director of the Lipid Clinic and Chairman Emeritus of the Cardiovascular Division at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Dr. Alexander received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School after which he completed Internal Medicine training and fellowships in Cardiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.

Dr. Alexander is Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Lipidology. His chief clinical and research interests include coronary artery disease, lipids, cardiovascular pharmacology, and exercise physiology.

Dr. Alexander is the author of numerous articles and abstracts as well as a book, Running Healthy: A Guide to Cardiovascular Fitness.

A Fellow of the American Heart Association, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Chest Physicians, Dr. Alexander is a founding member and current chairman of the New England Lipid Group. He is a Board Member of the Northeast Lipid Association. He is a founding member, past president, and a former Board member of Physicians for Social Responsibility. He has been a member of the Board of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and the Committee that received the Nobel Peace Prize for this organization in 1985.

Dr. Alexander has been a member of the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology and the American College of Chest Physicians Committees on Coronary Heart Disease, Postgraduate Education, and Bylaws.

A frequent local and national speaker, Dr. Alexander lectures on the subjects of lipids, vascular biology, and coronary disease. He has given many honorary lectureships and been awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Western New England College.

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Publications:

Alexander, Sidney. Running Healthy: A Guide to Cardiovascular Fitness. Stephen Greene Press (1980)