Dr. Burton M Altura is currently working as a Professor of Physiology, Pharmacology and Medicine State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. He completed his PhD from Newyork University School of Medicine. He published many articles. Dr. Burton M. Altura studies address the two most important issues in vascular biology today: stroke mechanisms; and irreversible cellular destruction in the cardiovascular system caused by alcohol and substance abuse. These studies have already led to the prevention of atherosclerotic lesions, hypertension and stroke-like events in experimental animal models.