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Murray D. Altose, M.D. was appointed Chief of Staff (Wade Park Division) at the Cleveland VA in August 1988 and Service Line Manager for Tertiary Medical/Surgical Care in VISN 10, effective June 19, 1997.
Dr. Altose is the chief of clinical staff at the Wade Park Division. The VA medical center is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and trains physicians and medical students in all medical, surgical, and psychiatric specialties. Dr. Altose was appointed Associate Professor of Medicine in 1977, Professor of Medicine in 1984, and Associate Dean for Veterans Affairs in 1988 by the medical school. Additionally, Dr. Altose
was recently elected President of the National Association of VA Chiefs of Staff (NAVACOS).
Dr. Altose is recognized within his subspecialty profession with numerous appointments, including a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Physiology (1984-93) and editorial referee on the editorial boards for the Journal of Applied Physiology - Respiratory Physiology, American Review of Respiratory Disease, chest published by the New England journal of Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine and the European Respiratory Journal. Dr. Altose has served appointments on over 13 national committees for professional medical societies and three national VA Committees.
Dr. Altose has been directly responsible for the publication of over 215 professional medical articles on various pulmonary medicine and research issues including 96 abstracts, 79 original papers, and 40 miscellaneous papers.
Dr. Altose graduated from the University of Manitoba with a bachelor's of science and doctor of medicine degrees. He completed post-graduate training in internal and critical care medicine (1966-69) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and in pulmonary medicine at the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital (1970-71), followed by a two-year fellowship in pulmonary diseases at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Clinical appointments have included those in respiratory intensive care and pulmonary medicine at Philadelphia General Hospital and hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds certification in internal medicine and pulmonary diseases from the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, a Diplomat in Pulmonary Diseases and Internal Medicine in the American Board of Internal Medicine.