Dr. Michael D Alter MD Pulmonologist

Dr. Michael Alter is a pulmonologist in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Fairview Ridges Hospital and Fairview Southdale Hospital. Dr. Alter accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 10 doctors at Fairview Ridges Hospital and one of 14 at Fairview Southdale Hospital who specialize in Pulmonary Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pulmonologist: General Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Hospital Affiliation

Fairview Lakes Health Services

Fairview Ridges Hospital

Fairview Southdale Hospital
High performing in Pulmonology

Regions Hospital
High performing in Pulmonology

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
High performing in Pulmonology

Education & Medical Training

VA Medical Center (Minneapolis MN)
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1995 - 1997

Case Western Reserve University, MetroHealth
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1994 - 1995

University of Minnesota
Fellowship, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, 1997 - 2000

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 12 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 10 years in Pulmonary Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 9 years in Critical Care Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 3 years in Sleep Medicine

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Repression of cap-dependent translation attenuates the transformed phenotype in non-small cell lung cancer both in vitro and in vivo.
Jacobson, B.A., Alter, M.D., Kratzke, M.G., Frizelle, S.P., Zhang, Y., Peterson, M.S., Avdulov, S., Mohorn, R.P., Whitson, B.A., Bitterman, P.B., Polunovsky, V.A., Kratzke, R.A.

Inhibition of mesothelioma cell growth in vitro by doxycycline.
Rubins, J. B., Charboneau, D., Alter, M. D., Bitterman, P. B., Kratzke, R. A.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Open Access POS
  • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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