Albert Arthur Lopez, DO, FACP, FASPC
Albert A. Lopez, DO, FACP, FASPC is a graduate of George Washington University in Washington D.C., and Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine (now Nova - Southeastern University). He completed his internship at University of New England’s St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey, and completed his residency at University of Pennsylvania’s The Graduate Hospital in 1995.
Dr. Lopez joined Glasgow Medical Associates after residency, and developed their hospitalist group based out of Christiana Medical Center in Wilmington, Delaware. From 1995 until 1997, he worked part-time as an ER Physician at University of Pennsylvania’s The Graduate Hospital. He later relocated to Jacksonville, Florida, joining Baptist- St. Vincent’s Medical System and developed Jacksonville’s first viable hospitalist program, becoming their initial hospitalist medical director. During his time with the hospital system, he was lead physician for a seven physician Internal Medicine office. He established an independent private practice in 2002: Lopez Internal Medicine Associates.
Dr. Lopez served as the Chief of Medicine for the Internal Medicine section at St Vincent’s Medical Center. At St. Vincent’s he served on the hospital’s IRB board, physician order entry pilot program, medical bylaws committee, medical safety assessment task force, pharmaceutical and therapeutics committee, and its primary care joint management committee. For over a decade, he served on BCBS pharmaceutical & therapeutics committee.
Dr. Lopez has been active within his community, serving on several committees for the Boy Scouts of North Florida council and served on Jacksonville Mayor’s Hispanic American advisory board as a member and chairman under Mayors Delaney and Peyton. He was the medical director for the Federal Reserve, Jacksonville branch from 2004-2005. He has been team physician for several high school football and baseball teams, University of North Florida’s men’s and women’s basketball and men’s baseball, as well as several semi-pro teams; including Jacksonville’s Tomcats (arena football), and Jacksonville’s Lizard Kings ice hockey team.
Currently, Dr. Lopez is the lead physician at Millennium Physician Group’s Roosevelt office in Jacksonville, Florida. He has served on community and city advisory boards, as well as national and international medical advisory boards. He was part of American College of Physicians (ACP) immunization champions, and active in American Society for Preventive Cardiology’s (ASPC) Docmatters interactive discussion forum. He was a founding member of Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Alliance. Dr. Lopez served on FOMA’s diversification committee, membership committee and Academic, Quality and Compliance committee. He was physician advisor to Health Impact, a disease management and health information system for corporations and their employees. He also served on the Wellness Council of North Florida’s board of directors. He also serves on a multi-marker, early detection cancer testing advisory board. He is a national speaker on cardiovascular, liver, and kidney diseases, as well as diabetes, lipids and lipoprotein a. He has led educational talks to physicians, medical students, nurse practitioners and the community. His most recent sessions have been delivered to communities most at risk for elevated lipoprotein a.
Dr. Lopez has been a sub-investigator for many studies, involving MALD, cardiovascular outcomes, heart failure, lipids, obesity, and migraine. He has been a Principal Investigator for multiple cardiovascular outcome studies, including Novartis’ Victorion and Victorion-2 PREVENT trial with Pelacarsen for reduction of Lp(a) and cardiovascular disease; The Medicines Company’s ORION 10 and 11 Inclisiran trial for LDL reduction and cardiovascular outcomes; Esperion’s Bempedoic acid CLEAR trial for lipid reduction and CLEAR Outcomes trial for cardiovascular reduction; and Amgen’s Ocean(a) trial for reduction of Lp(a) and cardiovascular outcomes.
He is a member of the National Lipid Association, American Society for Preventive Cardiology, American College of Physicians, AOA, FOMA. He is adjunct clinical faculty for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Bradenton campus) and LMU DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has been a clinical preceptor for several other osteopathic medical schools and numerous NP programs. Dr. Lopez is a Fellow of ASPC and ACP. He is CEO of Real Life Health – a personalized cardio-metabolic risk assessment program.
Dr Lopez has a passion for lipids, cardio-metabolic prevention, sports performance/medicine, hand-tool woodworking, painting and orchids.