Stefanos N. Kales
Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Kales is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Associate Professor & Director of the Occupational Medicine Residency at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Kales is also the Medical Director of Employee Health & Industrial Medicine at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard-affiliated system of three hospitals. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine, and he has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Kales is on the editorial boards of Environmental Health Perspectives and the Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health. He has participated in a wide range of research, advisory and teaching activities on four continents resulting in numerous scientific publications. Dr. Kales’ group has provided seminal contributions in the clinical epidemiology of cardiovascular events in firefighters; including the first definitive statistical association of strenuous job tasks and on-duty cardiovascular deaths, which was subsequently confirmed in a later New England Journal of Medicine publication. Their work is influencing medical standards for firefighter’s fitness for duty, the need for improved wellness programs, better control of risk factors, and whether firefighters can safely return to work in the presence of significant coronary heart disease.

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