Alfred A. Bove, MD, PhD, FACC Dr. Bove is Professor of Medicine at Temple University and former president of the American College of Cardiology. He received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University in 1962, and received the MD and PhD (Physiology) degrees from Temple University Medical School in 1966 and 1970.
After a medical internship and residency at Temple Hospital, and post-doctoral fellowships at Temple and the Mayo Clinic, he served two years in the U.S. Navy as an Undersea Medical Officer, and then joined the staff in Cardiology at Temple in 1973. In 1981, he joined the staff of the Mayo Clinic in the Division of Cardiology, and returned to Temple as the section chief in Cardiology in 1986. In 1998, he accepted the position of Associate Dean for Practice Plan Affairs at Temple, and in 1999 resigned as the section chief in Cardiology to assume full time efforts as an Associate Dean. In 2001, he became an emeritus professor of Medicine, and returned as section chief at Temple in 2005.
His research includes coronary endothelial function, myocardial function in valvular heart disease and heart failure, exercise physiology, diving and hyperbaric medicine, and medical informatics. Dr. Bove has published over 260 original research papers, and is the author of texts on Coronary Disease, Exercise Medicine and Diving Medicine.
He has received numerous awards for his work in cardiovascular medicine and environmental medicine. His military training was devoted to diving and submarine medicine. He recently retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve after 33 years of service, including active duty at the Naval Medical Research Institute in 1971, and as a member of a mobile hospital staff in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
He was founding Editor of cardiosource.com, the American College of Cardiology education web site. He was elected to vice-president of the American College of Cardiology in 2007 and advanced to President in 2009. Dr. Bove practices Clinical Cardiology with particular expertise in heart failure and heart transplantation, Undersea Medicine and Sports Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.
He has been named a “Top Doc” in the Eastern United States for the past several years. His current research involves Internet based medical information systems for management of chronic heart disease in underserved urban and rural communities.
His work with underserved communities has been funded by NIH, The Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. This work has brought improved quality of care in heart failure and hypertension to patients living in underserved communities.