Wilf Family Cardiovascular Research Institute

Michael H. Alderman, M.D.

Michael H. Alderman, M.D.Michael H. Alderman, M.D.
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Atran Foundation Chair in Social Medicine

A specialist in hypertension, Dr. Michael Alderman is widely recognized for having questioned public health initiatives to lower the recommended level of dietary salt. His research has focused on understanding the wide variety of cardiovascular outcomes among patients with high blood pressure. Dr. Alderman has led pioneering studies on the roles of renin-angiotensin and salt system (a hormonal system that regulates blood pressure and fluid balance) in cardiovascular disease. full bio>>  

Key Publications

  1. Alderman MH. Reducing dietary sodium: the case for caution. JAMA, 2010. 303: 448-9.
  2. Fang J, Alderman MH, Keenan NL. Acute Myocardial Infarction Hospitalization in the United States, 1979 to 2005. 
    American Journal of Medicine Mar 2010. 123: 259-266.  
  3. Alderman MH, Cohen HW, Sealey JE. Pressor Responses to Antihypertensive Drug Types. American Journal of Hypertension Sep 2010. 23 (9): 1031-1037
  4. Graudal N, Jurgens G, Baslund B, Alderman MH. Compared With Usual Sodium Intake, Low- and Excessive-Sodium Diets Are Associated With Increased Mortality: A Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Hypertension Sep 2014. 27 (9): 1129-1137.
  5. Alderman, MH, Cohen, HW. Dietary Sodium Intake and Cardiovascular Mortality: Controversy Resolved? American Journal of Hypertension July 2012. 25 (7): 727-734.
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