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CardioVascular Center Bids a Fond Farewell to Two Physicians, Welcomes Eight Newcomers

07/18/2016
Longtime members of the Division of Cardiology and the CardioVascular Center, Associate Chief, Division of Cardiology, Jeffrey Kuvin, MD and Co-Director, New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Mark Link, MD, will leave Tufts Medical Center in the summer of 2016 to take on roles at other medical centers. Dr. Kuvin will become the Chief of Cardiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Dr. Link will become the Chief of Electrophysiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Tufts MC, the Division of Cardiology and the CardioVascular Center would like to thank Drs. Kuvin and Link for their dedicated service both to patient care and the research and teaching missions at Tufts MC. 

But, with goodbyes come new beginnings, and we are thrilled to announce the arrival of eight new physicians in 2016, who will undoubtedly enhance the Division of Cardiology and our CardioVascular Center:

Benjamin Wessler, MD started in July and is our Director of the Valve Center, focusing on non-invasive cardiology. In addition to seeing patients in Boston, Dr. Wessler also sees consultations at our Specialty Centers at Crown Colony in Quincy on a weekly basis and provides a cardiology clinic in Wellesley on a monthly basis. In addition, Dr. Wessler will be pursuing his research interests in risk modeling across various fields in cardiovascular disease, and assessing the importance of co-morbidities in valvular heart disease. 

Sophie Wells, MD joins us later this summer as a Cardiologist with expertise in general cardiology and cardiac imaging.

Hanna Ahmed, MD joins us in August as a Cardiologist, also with expertise in general cardiology and cardiac imaging. 

Jenica Upshaw, MD also joins us in August as our Medical Director of the Cardio-Oncology Program and as a member of our Advanced Heart Failure Program. Dr. Upshaw will be advancing her research interests in predictive modeling of cardiovascular outcomes, in cardiac disease management and in quality improvement. 

Christopher Madias, MD joins us this fall as Co-Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Center. He specializes in the diagnosis and management of cardiac arrhythmias, and will join the Cardiac Arrhythmia Center team, helping to grow programs in both atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia ablation. 

Barry Maron, MD—a world-renowned cardiologist—joins us in the fall of 2016 as the Director of Clinical Research in the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Center. For decades, Dr. Maron’s research initiatives in HCM have illuminated some of the most diverse clinical and pathologic aspects of the disease, as well as defined the now established treatment strategies, in collaboration with physicians and researchers from across the globe.

In addition, the CardioVascular Center and the Division of Vascular Surgery welcome a new staff member:

Luis Suarez, MD started in July and is a Vascular Surgeon who sees patients here in Boston as well as Lowell General Hospital. 

We will continue to deliver you the highly personalized care you’ve come to expect from Tufts MC so you can continue to enjoy the healthiest, most fulfilling quality of life. For more, visit the CardioVascular Center pages or call 617-636-CARD (2273).

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