Dr. Alan S. Maisel graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, and completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Maisel is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). For 32 years he was director of the Coronary Care Unit and Heart Failure Program at the VA San Diego Healthcare System in La Jolla, California. During this time Dr. Maisel was active on the faculty at UCSD where he won numerous teaching awards. He was served as the Associated Editor of the American Journal of Cardiology for over ten years
Dr Maisel is considered one of the world’s experts on cardiac biomarkers and has over 500 scientific publications. He has authored several ground-breaking manuscripts that have paved the way for development of diagnostic tools for patients with congestive heart failure. In particular, he was the leading investigator on studies that brought the use of BNP into clinical practice, including the now famous Breathing Not Properly study. He has been lead investigator on seven multicentre biomarker trials.
He currently lectures all over the world, logging in over 100 talks this past year.
Dr. Maisel has co-founded three companies, Cardero Therapeutics, Asceptiscope, and Brainstorm Medical
Dr Maisel is also a writer of medical fiction. His first novel, Bedside Manners was optioned to Warner Brothers.
He is the primary care-giver for five children and gave up on sleep five years ago