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Alain Bertoni, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Alain Bertoni, M.D.

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General Internal Medicine

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Department: 336-716-2011

Email: abertoni@wakehealth.edu

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Education & Training

  • B.A., Yale University, 1990
  • M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1995
  • M.P.H., Sch Hyg & PH;Johns Hopkins U, 1999
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hosp, 1998
  • Fellowship, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Schoo, 2001

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

NPI Number

  • 1558344259
Alain Bertoni, M.D.

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Alain Bertoni, M.D.

Chair, Epidemiology & Prevention
Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention
Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism

Research Interests

Atherosclerosis; Cardiovascular Diseases; Heart Failure; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Diabetes Mellitus
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Academic: 336-716-2824 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: abertoni@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Association of asymptomatic bradycardia with incident cardiovascular disease and mortality: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Dharod A, Soliman EZ, Dawood F, Chen H, Shea S, Nazarian S, Bertoni AG.. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(2):219-227.

Aldosterone, renin and diabetes mellitus in African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study. Joseph JJ, Echouffo-Tcheugui JB, Kalyani RR, Yeh HC, Bertoni AG, Effoe VS, Casanova R, Sims M, Correa A, Wu WC, Wand GS, Golden SH.. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016;101(4):1770-1778.

The obesity and heart failure epidemics among African Americans: insights from the Jackson Heart Study. Krishnamoorthy A, Greiner MA, Bertoni AG, Eapen ZJ, O'Brien EC, Curtis LH, Hernandez AF, Mentz RJ.. J Card Fail. 2016;22(8):589-597.

Cardiovascular risk factor targets and cardiovascular disease event risk in diabetes: a pooling project of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, and Jackson Heart Study. Wong ND, Zhao Y, Patel R, Patao C, Malik S, Bertoni AG, Correa A, Folsom AR, Kachroo S, Mukherjee J, Taylor H, Selvin E.. Diabetes Care. 2016;39(5):668-676.

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring phenotypes among individuals with and without diabetes taking antihypertensive medication: the Jackson Heart Study. Bromfield SG, Shimbo D, Bertoni AG, Sims M, Carson AP, Muntner P.. J Hum Hypertens. 2016;():.

Nine-year effects of 3.7 years of intensive glycemic control on cardiovascular outcomes. Gerstein HC, Beavers DP, Bertoni AG, Bigger JT, Buse JB, Craven TE, Cushman WC, Fonseca V, Geller NL, Giddings SJ, Grimm RH, Genuth S, Hramiak I, Ismail-Beigi F, Jimenez CRL, Kirby R, Probsfield J, Riddle MC, Seaquist ER, Friedewald WT.. Diabetes Care. 2016;39(5):701-708.

Predictors of longitudinal change in insulin resistance and beta-cell function in African Americans without diabetes: the Jackson Heart Study [abstract]. Effoe VS, Chen H, Echouffo-Tcheugui JB, Bell RA, Correa A, Joseph JJ, Hairston KG, Kalyani RR, Bertoni AG.. In: Abstracts of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Diabetes Association; 2016 June 10-14; New Orleans (LA). 2016;():1563-P.

The association of ideal cardiovascular health with incident type 2 diabetes mellitus: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Joseph JJ, Echouffo-Tcheugui JB, Carnethon MR, Bertoni AG, Shay CM, Ahmed HM, Blumenthal RS, Cushman M, Golden SH.. Diabetologia. 2016;59(9):1893-1903.

Immigrant status and cardiovascular risk over time: results from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Le-Scherban F, Albrecht SS, Bertoni A, Kandula N, Mehta N, Diez Roux AV.. Ann Epidemiol. 2016;26(6):429-435.e1.

Physical activity, sedentary behaviors and the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Joseph JJ, Echouffo-Tcheugui JB, Golden SH, Chen H, Jenny NS, Carnethon MR, Jacobs D Jr, Burke GL, Vaidya D, Ouyang P, Bertoni AG.. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2016;4(1):e000185.

Neighborhood environments and incident hypertension in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Kaiser P, Diez Roux AV, Mujahid M, Carnethon M, Bertoni A, Adar SD, Shea S, McClelland R, Lisabeth L.. Am J Epidemiol. 2016;183(11):988-997.

Association of menopause age and N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Ebong IA, Watson KE, Goff DC Jr, Bluemke DA, Srikanthan P, Horwich T, Bertoni AG.. Menopause. 2015;22(5):527-533.

Associations of chronic individual-level and neighbourhood-level stressors with incident coronary heart disease: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Kershaw KN, Diez Roux AV, Bertoni A, Carnethon MR, Everson-Rose SA, Liu K.. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2015;69(2):136-141.

Lipoprotein particles and incident type 2 diabetes in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Mackey RH, Mora S, Bertoni AG, Wassel CL, Carnethon MR, Sibley CT, Goff DC Jr.. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(4):628-636.

Abnormal stress-related measures of arterial stiffness in middle-aged and elderly men and women with impaired fasting glucose at risk for a first episode of symptomatic heart failure. Vasu S, Morgan TM, Kitzman DW, Bertoni A, Stacey RB, Hamilton C, Chiles C, Thohan V, Hundley WG.. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015;4(1):e000991.

Postoperative blood urea nitrogen is associated with stroke in cardiac surgical patients. Arnan MK, Hsieh TC, Yeboah J, Bertoni AG, Burke GL, Bahrainwala Z, Grega MA, Baumgartner WA, Gottesman RF.. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;99(4):1314-1320.

Comparison of risks of cardiovascular events in the elderly using standard survival analysis and multiple-events and recurrent-events methods. Ip EH, Efendi A, Molenberghs G, Bertoni AG.. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2015;15(1):15.

Long-term exposure to air pollution and type 2 diabetes mellitus in a multiethnic cohort. Park SK, Adar SD, O'Neill MS, Auchincloss AH, Szpiro A, Bertoni AG, Navas-Acien A, Kaufman JD, Diez-Roux AV.. Am J Epidemiol. 2015;181(5):327-336.

Design considerations for patient portal adoption by low-income, older adults. Latulipe C, Gatto A, Nguyen HT, Miller DP, Quandt SA, Bertoni AG, Smith A, Arcury TA.. In: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI); 2015 Crossings Apr 18-23; Seoul Korea. 2015;():3859-3868.

High-sensitivity C-reactive protein is associated with incident type 2 diabetes among African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study. Effoe VS, Correa A, Chen H, Lacy ME, Bertoni AG.. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(9):1694-1700.

Longitudinal associations between neighborhood physical and social environments and incident type 2 diabetes mellitus: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Christine PJ, Auchincloss AH, Bertoni AG, Carnethon MR, Sanchez BN, Moore K, Adar SD, Horwich TB, Watson KE, Diez Roux AV.. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(8):1311-1320.

Relation of physical activity and incident atrial fibrillation (from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Bapat A, Zhang Y, Post WS, Guallar E, Soliman EZ, Heckbert SR, Lima J, Bertoni AG, Alonso A, Nazarian S.. Am J Cardiol. 2015;116(6):883-888.

Effect of an intensive lifestyle intervention on atrial fibrillation risk in individuals with type 2 diabetes: the Look AHEAD randomized trial. Alonso A, Bahnson JL, Gaussoin SA, Bertoni AG, Johnson KC, Lewis CE, Vetter M, Mantzoros CS, Jeffery RW, Soliman EZ, Espeland MA.. Am Heart J. 2015;170(4):770-777.e5.

Everything in moderation - dietary diversity and quality, central obesity and risk of diabetes. de Oliveira Otto MC, Padhye NS, Bertoni AG, Jacobs DR Jr, Mozaffarian D.. PLoS One. 2015;10(10):e0141341.

Serial measurement of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide and cardiac troponin T for cardiovascular disease risk assessment in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Daniels LB, Clopton P, deFilippi CR, Sanchez OA, Bahrami H, Lima JA, Tracy RP, Siscovick D, Bertoni AG, Greenland P, Cushman M, Maisel AS, Criqui MH.. Am Heart J. 2015;170(6):1170-1183.

Acculturation is associated with left ventricular mass in a multiethnic sample: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Effoe VS, Chen H, Moran A, Bertoni AG, Bluemke DA, Seeman T, Darwin C, Watson KE, Rodriguez CJ.. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2015;15(1):161.

Prediabetes and the association with unrecognized myocardial infarction in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Stacey RB, Leaverton PE, Schocken DD, Peregoy AJ, Bertoni AG.. Am Heart J. 2015;170(5):923-928.

Baseline predictors of missed visits in the Look AHEAD study. Fitzpatrick SL, Jeffery R, Johnson KC, Roche CC, Van Dorsten B, Gee M, Dotson K, Walkup MP, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Wagenknecht LE, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni AG, Lang W, Lawlor MS, Lefkowitz D, Miller GD, Reynolds PS, Ribisl PM,.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014;22(1):131-140.

Incidence and survival of hospitalized acute decompensated heart failure in four US communities (from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study). Chang PP, Chambless LE, Shahar E, Bertoni AG, Russell SD, Ni H, He M, Mosley TH, Wagenknecht LE, Samdarshi TE, Wruck LM, Rosamond WD.. Am J Cardiol. 2014;113(3):504-510.

Heart rate-corrected QT interval is an independent predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in individuals with type 2 diabetes: the Diabetes Heart Study. Cox AJ, Azeem A, Yeboah J, Soliman EZ, Aggarwal SR, Bertoni AG, Carr JJ, Freedman BI, Herrington DM, Bowden DW.. Diabetes Care. 2014;37(5):1454-1461.

Effect of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and lutein+zeaxanthin supplements on cardiovascular outcomes: results of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) randomized clinical trial. Bonds DE, Harrington M, Worrall BB, Bertoni AG, Eaton CB, Hsia J, Robinson J, Clemons TE, Fine LJ, Chew EY.. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(5):763-771.

Age at menopause and incident heart failure: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Ebong IA, Watson KE, Goff DC Jr, Bluemke DA, Srikanthan P, Horwich T, Bertoni AG.. Menopause. 2014;21(6):585-591.

Mediation of cardiovascular risk factor effects through subclinical vascular disease: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Yeboah J, Delaney JA, Nance R, McClelland RL, Polak JF, Sibley CT, Bertoni A, Burke GL, Carr JJ, Herrington DM.. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014;34(8):1778-1783.

Carotid intima-media thickness is associated with incident heart failure among middle-aged whites and backs: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. Effoe VS, Rodriguez CJ, Wagenknecht LE, Evans GW, Chang PP, Mirabelli MC, Bertoni AG.. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014;3(3):e000797.

Association of neighborhood characteristics with cardiovascular health in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Unger E, Diez-Roux AV, Lloyd-Jones DM, Mujahid MS, Nettleton JA, Bertoni A, Badon SE, Ning H, Allen NB.. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014;7(4):524-531.

Impact of an intensive lifestyle intervention on use and cost of medical services among overweight and obese adults with type 2 diabetes: the action for health in diabetes. Espeland MA, Glick HA, Bertoni A, Brancati FL, Bray GA, Clark JM, Curtis JM, Egan C, Evans M, Foreyt JP, Ghazarian S, Gregg EW, Hazuda HP, Hill JO, Hire D, Horton ES, Hubbard VS, Jakicic JM, Jeffery RW, Johnson KC, Kahn SE, Killean T,.. Diabetes Care. 2014;37(9):2548-2556.

Development of a new diabetes risk prediction tool for incident coronary heart disease events: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study. Yeboah J, Erbel R, Delaney JC, Nance R, Guo M, Bertoni AG, Budoff M, Moebus S, Jockel KH, Burke GL, Wong ND, Lehmann N, Herrington DM, Mohlenkamp S, Greenland P.. Atherosclerosis. 2014;236(2):411-417.

Mechanisms of heart failure in obesity. Ebong IA, Goff DC Jr, Rodriguez CJ, Chen H, Bertoni AG.. Obes Res Clin Pract. 2014;8(6):e540-e548.

Proximal aortic distensibility is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality and incident CV events: the MESA study. Redheuil A, Wu CO, Kachenoura N, Ohyama Y, Yan RT, Bertoni AG, Hundley GW, Duprez DA, Jacobs DR Jr, Daniels LB, Darwin C, Sibley C, Bluemke DA, Lima JA.. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;64(24):2619-2629.

Effect of a long-term behavioural weight loss intervention on nephropathy in overweight or obese adults with type 2 diabetes: a secondary analysis of the Look AHEAD randomised clinical trial. Knowler WC, Bahnson JL, Bantle JP, Bertoni AG, Bray GA, Chen H, Cheskin L, Clark JM, Egan C, Evans M, Foreyt JP, Glasser SP, Greenway FL, Gregg EW, Hazuda HP, Hill JO, Horton ES, Hubbard VS, Jakicic JM, Jeffery RW, Johnson KC, Kahn SE,.. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2014;2(10):801-809.

Association of hemoglobin A1C with cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in individuals without diabetes--the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis [abstract]. Azeem A, Yeboah J, Bertoni A, Burke G, Turkbey E, Szklo M, Herrington D.. Circulation. 2013;127(12 Suppl):AP278.

Transferability and fine mapping of type 2 diabetes loci in African Americans: the Candidate Gene Association Resource Plus Study. Ng MCY, Saxena R, Li J, Palmer ND, Dimitrov L, Xu J, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Zmuda JM, Siscovick DS, Patel SR, Crook ED, Sims M, Chen YD, Bertoni AG, Li M, Grant SF, Dupuis J, Meigs JB, Psaty BM, Pankow JS, Langefeld CD,.. Diabetes. 2013;62(3):965-976.

Admixture mapping of coronary artery calcified plaque in African Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Divers J, Palmer ND, Lu L, Register TC, Carr JJ, Hicks PJ, Hightower RC, Smith SC, Xu J, Cox AJ, Hruska KA, Bowden DW, Lewis CE, Heiss G, Province MA, Borecki IB, Kerr KF, Chen YD, Palmas W, Rotter JI, Wassel CL, Bertoni AG,.. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2013;6(1):97-105.

Does elevated plasma triglyceride level independently predict impaired fasting glucose?: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Lin SX, Berlin I, Younge R, Jin Z, Sibley CT, Schreiner P, Szklo M, Bertoni AG.. Diabetes Care. 2013;36(2):342-347.

Progression of coronary calcium and incident coronary heart disease events: MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Budoff MJ, Young R, Lopez VA, Kronmal RA, Nasir K, Blumenthal RS, Detrano RC, Bild DE, Guerci AD, Liu K, Shea S, Szklo M, Post W, Lima J, Bertoni A, Wong ND.. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61(12):1231-1239.

Translating the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet for use in underresourced, urban African American communities, 2010. Whitt-Glover MC, Hunter JC, Foy CG, Quandt SA, Vitolins MZ, Leng I, Hornbuckle LM, Sanya KA, Bertoni AG.. Prev Chronic Dis. 2013;10():120088.

Pulse pressure and subclinical cardiovascular disease in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Winston GJ, Palmas W, Lima J, Polak JF, Bertoni AG, Burke G, Eng J, Gottesman R, Shea S.. Am J Hypertens. 2013;26(5):636-642.

Association of lipids with incident heart failure among adults with and without diabetes mellitus: Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Ebong IA, Goff DC Jr, Rodriguez CJ, Chen H, Sibley CT, Bertoni AG.. Circ Heart Fail. 2013;6(3):371-378.

Diurnal salivary cortisol is associated with body mass index and waist circumference: the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Champaneri S, Xu X, Carnethon MR, Bertoni AG, Seeman T, DeSantis AS, Diez Roux A, Shrager S, Golden SH.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013;21(1):E56-E63.

Relationships of the Mediterranean dietary pattern with insulin resistance and diabetes incidence in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Abiemo EE, Alonso A, Nettleton JA, Steffen LM, Bertoni AG, Jain A, Lutsey PL.. Br J Nutr. 2013;109(8):1490-1497.

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Professor, Epidemiology & Prevention

Clinical Interests

General Internal Medicine

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