Division of General Internal Medicine

Dr. Valiere Alcena, M.D.,  MACP,  FRSM

Valiere Alcena, M.D., MACP, FRSM

Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Selected Publications

BOOKS

2017

  • African American Men‘s Health
    Written by Valiere Alcena, MD, M.A.C.P. In Print
  • Living in the Shadows of Blackness as a Black Physician
    and Health Care Disparity in the United Sta
    tes of America
    Written by Valiere Alcena, MD., M.A.C.P.
    Published by Iuniverse Publishing Company

2016

  • The Art and Practice of Modern Clinical Medicine
    Written by Valiere Alcena, M.D., M.A.C.P.
    Published by LE NEGRE Publishing Company

2015

  • The Best of Clinical Medicine for the Twenty First Century
    Written by Valiere Alcena, M.D.,M.A.C.P.
    Published by LE NEGRE Publishing Company

2014

  • Health Status of African Americans Second Edition
    Written by Valiere Alcena, M.D.,M.A.C.P.
    Published by LE NEGRE Publishing Company
  • Health Status of African Americans
    Written by Valiere Alcena, M.D.,M.A.C.P.
    Published by AuthorHouse Publishing Co

2013

  • Athology of Medical Diseases
    Written by Valiere Alcena, M.D.,MACP.
    Published by AuthorHouse Publishing Co.
  • African Americans and Medical Diseases an American Health Care Crisis That is Crying for Help and Actions
    Written by Valiere Alcena, M.D.,M.A.C.P.
    Published by RoseDog Books

2012

  • The Most Common Medical Diseases Seen in Black People How to Best Diagnose and Treat These Diseases
    Written by Valiere Alcena, M.D., MACP.
    Published by Llumina Press
  • Black People and Medical Diseases Root Causes of Health Care Disparity
    Written by Valiere Alcena, M.D., MACP.
    Published by Le Negre Publishing
  • Black People and Medical Diseases
    Written by Valiere Alcena, M.D.,MACP.
    Published by Infinity Publishing Company

2011

  • Third World Health Care in a First World Country
    Written by Valiere Alcena, M.D., MACP.
    Published by Outskits Press
  • The Tragic History of Haiti
    Written by Valiere Alcena, M.D., MACP.
    Published by Infinity Publishing Company
  • Health Care Disparity in the United States of America
    Written by Valiere Alcena, M.D., MACP.
    Published by iUniverse Publishing Company

2010

  • Triumph and Tragedies of Haiti & Its People
    Written by Valiere Alcena, M.D., M.A.C.P.
    Published by LuLu Publishing Company

2009

  • Health Care Disparity in the United States An Urgent Call for Universal Health Insurance & A Public Health Insurance Plan
    Written by: Valiere Alcena M.D.M.A.C.P.
    Published by LuLu Publishing Company

2008

  • The Best of Women’s Health
    Written by: Valiere Alcena, M.D., M.A.C.P
    iUniverse Publishing Company

2007

  • Men’s Health and Wellness for the New Millennium
    Written by: Valiere Alcena, M.D., F.A.C.P
    Published by: iUniverse Publishing Company

2005

  • Women’s Health and Wellness for the Millennium
    First Edition Soft cover

    Written by Valiere Alcena, M.D.,F.A.C.P.
    Published by Le Negre Publishing
  • Women’s Health and Wellness for the Millennium
    Second Edition Hard Cover

    Written by Valiere Alcena, M.D.,F.A.C.P.
    Published by Le Negre Publishing

2001

  • African American Women’s Health Book
    Published by Barricade Books
    Written by: Valiere Alcena, M.D., F.A.C.P

1994

  • AIDS the Expanding Epidemic, What the Public Needs to Know A Multi-Cultural Overview
    Written by: Valiere Alcena M.D., F.A.C.P.
    Published by: Alcena Medical Communications Inc White Plains NY
  • The African American Health Book
    New York Citadel Press
    Carol Publishing Group
  • Third World Tropical Diet Health Maintenance and Medical Management - Program
    Published by: Alcena Medical Communications Inc., White Plains NY
    Written by: Valiere Alcena, M.D. F.A.C.P.

1992

  • The Status of Health of Blacks in the United States of America, a Prescription for Improvement
    Written By: Valiere Alcena, M.D. F.A.C.P.
    Published by Kendall/ Hunt Publishing Co: Dubuque Iowa
 

More Publications

March 29, 2016 * Influenza B Infection Causing Acute Hepatitis, Anemia and Thrombocytopenia
Austin Journal of Clinical Medicine Volume 3 issue 1 2016
ISSN: 2381-9146

January 27, 2009 Some Root Causes of The High Incidence of Strokes in African-Americans
By Valiere Alcena,M.D., M.A.C.P.
Prestige Medical News, VOL 8 PP 1-5

Winter, 2009 Why Do African-Americans Suffer So Many Strokes?
By Valiere Alcena M.D., M.A.C.P.
American Legacy The Magazine of African-American History & Culture

March 20, 2008 Third World Health Care In a First World Country
The Medical Crisis in America and the Health Disparities it Causes.
Valiere Alcena, M.D., F.A.C.P
Prestige Medical News, March 20, 2008 VOL. 7

March11, 2008 Rickets Type -1 in a Suburban Hospital: An Unusual Presentation
Valiere Alcena, M.D. F.A.C.P. et al
Prestige Medical News, March 11, 2008 VOL. 7 PP 1-8

March 2007 * Male Circumcision and HIV/AIDS
By Valiere Alcena MD; F.A.C.P.
Infectious Disease News, Volume 20, Number 3
(The first author in the world to have proposed the idea that male circumcision would decrease the incidence and death from HIV/AIDS) in August of 1986

October 19, 2006 AIDS in Third World Countries:
Male Circumcision and the Prevention of HIV/AIDS Transmission
By: Valiere Alcena M.D. F.A.C.P.
Published in the PLoS Medicine October 19, 2006

2003 Prostate Cancer in Black Men in the United States. ‘An Update’
Prestige Medical News, August 2003, Vol. 7 No 5 pp 1-7
A Monthly Medical Journal Published by Le Negre Publishing
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2003 Prostate Cancer in Black Men in the United States
By Valiere Alcena M.D. F.A.C.P.
Bodybasic Magazine, Summer 2003, pp 16-17

2003 The Most Common Anemias in People of African ancestry
Alcena, Valiere, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Prestige Medical News, February 2003, Vol. 6 No 4 pp 1-47
A Monthly Medical Journal Published by Le Negre Publishing
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2003 Prevalence of Iron Overload in African – Americans: A Primary Care Experience – Revised
Alcena, Valiere, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Prestige Medical News, February 11th 2003, Vol 5 No 3 pp 1-22
A Monthly Medical Journal Published by Le Negre Publishing
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2002 My Stroke of Grace
Written by Rev Wyatt Tee Walker
Introduction chapter on Stroke
Written by Valiere Alcena, M.D.,F.A.C.P.
Published by Martin Luther King Fellows Press

2000 Prevalence of Iron Overload and African Americans: A Primary Care Experience: A Clinical Observation
Alcena, Valiere, M.D., F.A.C.P., Fogelman, David, M.D.
Prestige Medical News
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1999 A Study of Families with Wife Abuse and the Effect on their Children
Thompson, Delores, M.D., M.P.H., Alcena, V.
Prestige Medical News
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1999 Domestic Violence and the Impact on the Health of Women
Alcena, V., Arellano, Betty, M.S.W., C.S.W., D.S.W., B.C., M.P.H.
Prestige Medical News
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1994 Alcena, V. M.D., F.A.C.P. Parasitic Infestation (Ameba Histolytica) Causing False Positive Elisa Test for HIV:
Published in AIDS, the Expanding Epidemic – A Multi-Cultural Overview, What the Public Needs to Know, 1994

1992 * I Put forth the hypothesis that there is a gene that is localized in the kidneys of Humans, which causes salt to be retained in the body resulting in the development of essential hypertension in pages 6 and 7 of my book
The Status of Health of Blacks in the United State of America: A prescription for improvement
In 2002, the gene that I proposed was discovered, - G protein receptor kinase type 4 and published in the Proceeding of the American Academy of Sciences.

1992 * I put forth the theory that obese men have higher incidence of prostate Cancer and that obese men have more aggressive type of prostate cancer because the fat cells in obese men cause higher production of androgen and, the high level of androgen over stimulates the cells inside the prostate leading the development of cancer. In addition, the high level of androgen feeds the cancer cells within the prostate gland to make them multiply faster and metastasize.
In my book Status of Health of Blacks in the United States of America A prescription for improvement.

  1. Alcena, V., Breast Cancer in Black Women, Responsibility, National Journal Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc., Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 15-17
  1. Alcena, V. Tobacco Usage and Its Negative Impact on the Health of African-American Women, Responsibility, National Journal Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc., Volume 45, Issue No. 1
  1. Alcena V., Colorectal Cancer in Afro-American Females, Responsibility Volume 44, Issue No. 4

 

July 1988 * Alcena, V., Boxing and the Transmission of HIV, New York State Journal of Medicine, Vol.88, No. 7. I was the first to propose that referees and handlers use gloves when handling boxers during fights to prevent the transmission of HIV infection. (This is now being practiced worldwide)

* I was the first person in the U.S.A. to propose universal distribution of free Syringes to intravenous drugs addicts in NYC to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS on the old Essence Magazine TV show.

1986 Alcena, V. and Young R.C., Serum Lithium Concentrations and Peripheral Leukocytes in a Case of Leukopenia, Biological Psychiatry, 21 (1986)
pp. 1072-1075

August 1986
* Alcena, V., AIDS in Third World Countries, New York State Journal of Medicine
Vol. 86, August 1986 I proposed the idea that circumcision of men in Africa, Haiti and other parts of the third world will decrease the incidence of HIV/ AIDS and deaths from HIV/AIDS.
(I was the very first person in the world to propose this idea. And now the research that was done in Africa by several scientists using this idea, have prevented millions of men in South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, and other parts of the world from becoming infected with HIV/AIDS and  close to 1 million people from dying from HIV/AIDS 2006-2007.) Time Magazine named this idea #1 among the top 10 Medical breakthrough in the world for the year 2007.

March 1986
Alcena, V., AIDS and Africa, Essence Magazine

May 1985
* Alcena, V., Frances Richard A., and Wikstrom Thomas, Contracting AIDS as a
 Means of Committing Suicide, American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 142

October 1985 
Alcena, V., Alexopoulos, G., Ulcerative Colitis in Association with Chronic
 Paranoid Schizophrenia: A Review of Steroid-Induced Psychiatric Disorders,
Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

December 1982
Alcena, V., Severe Hemolytic Anemia, Leukemoid Reaction, Acidosis, Hypokalemia
and Transient Hepatitis Associated with the Administration of Ritodrine
Hydrochloride (Yutopart), American Journalism of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
144(7), pp. 852-854

September 1978
* Alcena, V., Medical Students, Practitioners Hold Health Fair at High School,
Hospital J.A.H.A., Vol. 52, proposed the creation of Community health clinics across the United States of America to bring health care to the ghetto poor by establishing community health centers. This work done by Dr V. Alcena while a medical student 1970 and published after graduation from medical school. He is credited with coming up with the idea that community health centers ought to be established in communities across the United States.

September 1977
Alcena, V., Greenwald, Edward S., Metastatic Breast Cancer – Pelvic and      Abdominal Complications, New York State Journal of Medicine, pp. 1768-1773.

February 1975
Alcena, V., Kromacher, N. and Petrick, R.J., Interaction Between Warfarin and
Ethacrynic Acid, JAMA, 231(8)

1970 * Organized the first health fair in New York State and in the U.S. at James Monroe High School in the Bronx and in the U.S. as medical student at Albert Einstein College of medicine in 1970, thus given birth to the idea of Community Health Fair in New York State and in the U.S.

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