Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH

Lee and Harold Kapelovitz Distinguished Chair in Cardiology

Professor, Cardiology

Chair, Department of Cardiology

Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH

Smidt Heart Institute
127 S San Vicente Blvd #A3600
Los AngelesCA





Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH

Lee and Harold Kapelovitz Distinguished Chair in Cardiology

Professor, Cardiology

Chair, Department of Cardiology

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology

Arrhythmias (Irregular Heartbeat, Heart Rhythm Disorders)

Atrial Fibrillation

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Fainting (Syncope)


Supraventricular Tachycardia

Ventricular Tachycardia

Dr. Albert's research focuses on epidemiology, risk stratification and prevention of sudden cardiac death and atrial fibrillation in large prospective cohort designs and in multi-center clinical studies, most notably seminal contributions regarding the contribution of diet, lifestyle and genetics to the burden of heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Albert is Principal Investigator on two ongoing R01s funded by the National Institutes of Health. She is currently testing the effect of omega-3 fatty acids on atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death incidence in a large-scale primary prevention randomized trial being performed in 25,000 individuals. Dr. Albert is also leading a 5,800-patient multicenter clinical study that aims to identify those at increased risk for sudden cardiac death by employing combinations of clinical, lifestyle, biomarker, genetic and imaging data

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  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School, 1990
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, 1993
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, 1996
  • Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1997
  • Master's: Harvard School of Public Health, 1997

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  • President-Elect, Heart Rhythm Society
  • Visiting Professor, Harvard Medical School

Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Albert CM, Mittleman MA, Chae CU, Lee I-M, Hennekens CH, Manson JE. Triggering of sudden death from cardiac causes by vigorous exertion. N Engl J Med. 2000 Nov 9;343(19):1355-61.
  • Albert CM, Campos H, Stampfer MJ, Ridker PM, Manson JE, Willett WC, Ma J. Blood levels of long-chain n-3 fatty acids and the risk of sudden death. N Engl J Med. 2002 Apr 11;346(15):1113-8.
  • Conen D, Chae CU, Glynn RJ, Tedrow UB, Everett BM, Buring JE, Albert CM. Risk of death and cardiovascular events in initially healthy women with new-onset atrial fibrillation. JAMA. 2011 May 25;305(20):2080-7.


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