Dr. Minton graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and trained in Boston at the Beth Israel, V.A., and Tufts-New England Medical Center Hospitals. His Cardiology training was at the University of Colorado, Denver. He was a founder and Senior Cardiologist with Maine Cardiology Associates, Portland, Maine from 1967 to 2002, practicing general, invasive, acute care and preventive cardiology and currently serves on the Active Courtesy Staff, Division of Cardiology at the Maine Medical Center. His certifications include:
- American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
- ABIM in Cardiovascular Disease
- Maintenance of Certification by ABIM
- Diplomate of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease of the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons
- Fellow of the American College of Physicians
- Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Dr. Minton served as Governor for Maine of the American College of Cardiology between 1977 and 1980. In 1999 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the Northern New England Tri-State Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.
In post graduate medical education, Dr. Minton has lectured widely on subjects including: cardiac diagnosis for physicians in training, ECG interpretation, strategies in management of coronary heart disease and acute myocardial infarction, congenital heart disease in the adult, heart disease in women, diagnosis and management of cholesterol disorders and the role of beta blockers and calcium channel blockers in cardiovascular disease management.
For ten years he volunteered as Staff Cardiologist and Internist at the Senior Friendship Centers Clinic, Sarasota, Florida. Dr. Minton recently practiced half time for a year at a men’s clinic in Sandy Springs, GA, and currently serves as medical director of the Atlanta Health Clinic in Marietta, GA.
His educational interests are: role of psychosocial stress in myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death; preventive cardiology; practical anatomy of the heart; ECG interpretation; cholesterol disorders; endothelial dysfunction; congenital heart disease in the adult; cardiac diagnosis for student and resident physicians; and non-pharmaceutical approaches to wellness.
Dr. Minton has been a consultant in forensic cardiology to the legal profession for over 35 years, has prepared reports on hundreds of case reviews, testified at 33 depositions and hearings and at 10 trials and has active medical licenses in Maine and in Georgia. His special interests are:
- the impact of personal injury and work stress on the heart, and as factors in sudden death.
- the weaknesses of the electronic health record and their impact on patient care and patient outcomes