Alec B. Platt, MD, MSCE, FCCP
Dr. Alec Platt received his B.A. in European History, English literature and French from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, where he was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After working first in health care policy for the Pennsylvania Governor's Office and then in health care consulting in New York City, NY, Dr. Platt went on to receive his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine, where he was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.
Dr. Platt completed his residency in Internal Medicine and subspecialty fellowships in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Platt also obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) from the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received research awards for his work on adherence to medical therapy for cardiovascular disease and for his studies on adherence to CPAP therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Platt's research work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including CHEST and SLEEP. After competing training, Dr. Platt was appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Platt has been in the private practice of medicine since 2008. He is delighted to return to Respiratory Specialists after relocating from upstate New York. Dr. Platt attends on the pulmonary and critical care services at Tower Health Reading Hospital, Tower Health Pottstown Hospital and Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) and a member of the American Thoracic Society.
Dr. Platt served as a local investigator for National Institutes of Health (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) as well as industry-sponsored clinical trials. Dr. Platt's administrative work includes having served as Treasurer of the Medical Staff at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center and then as Vice Chief of Staff and Chair of the Quality Committee at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY, prior to returning to the Reading area.
Outside of work, Dr. Platt enjoys running, downhill skiing and spending time with family.