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Alan Maisel

Alan S Maisel MD

Professor of Medicine , University of California, San Diego Director, Coronary Care Unit and Heart Failure Program, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California

Dr. Maisel graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, received his internal medicine training at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, and completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Maisel is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).  He is the Director of the Coronary Care Unit and Heart Failure Program at the VA San Diego Healthcare System in La Jolla, California.  Dr. Maisel is active on the faculty at UCSD where he has won numerous teaching awards.  He just finished a ten-year stint as Associate Editor of the Journal of the American College Cardiology.

He is considered one of the world’s experts on cardiac biomarkers and has over 300 scientific publications. He has authored several ground-breaking publications that have paved the way for development of diagnostic tools for patients with congestive heart failure.  In particular, he was the leading investigator on studies that brought the use of BNP into clinical practice.