Cardiac Sarcoidosis

There are many different forms of cardiovascular (heart) disease.  The most common cause of cardiovascular disease is narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart itself.  This is called coronary artery disease and happens slowly over time.  Other kinds of heart problems may happen to the valves in the heart, or the heart may not pump well and cause heart failure.  Some people are born with cardiovascular disease.

Programs + Services


Cardiac Sarcoidosis Program

The Cardiac Sarcoidosis team at Tufts Medical Center participates in multi-center cardiac sarcoidosis research projects and stay at the forefront of advances in cardiac sarcoidosis diagnosis and treatment.
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Interstitial Lung Disease Treatment at Tufts MC

Tufts Medical Center in Boston is proud to offer expert care for patients with interstitial lung diseases.
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Doctors + Care Team

Kedar S. Deshpande, MD, FCCP

Kedar S. Deshpande, MD, FCCP

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Pulmonologist, Intensivist
Department(s): Pulmonary, Pulmonary Critical Care
Appt. Phone: 508-383-1525
Fax #: 508-383-1570

COVID, Long COVID, Asthma, COPD, Pulmonary hypertension, Interstitial Lung Disease, Sarcoidosis, Shortness of Breath, Lung Cancer

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Amanda Vest, MBBS, MPH

Amanda Vest, MBBS, MPH

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Medical Director, Cardiac Transplantation Program; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8068
Fax #: 617-636-6030

Cardiology, heart failure, cardiomyopathies (including cardiac amyloidosis, sarcoidosis) heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, pregnancy and heart disease (including peripartum cardiomyopathy)

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Ann Garlitski, MD

Ann Garlitski, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Co-Director, New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5939
Fax #: 617-636-7830

Cardiac arrhythmias

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Barry L. Fanburg, MD

Barry L. Fanburg, MD

Title(s): Director, Pulmonary Research; Pulmonary Attending Physician; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

Sarcoidosis, chronic pulmonary disease, emphysema, pulmonary diagnostic problems, cough, asthma, X-ray abnormalities, lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)

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Christina Anderlind, MD

Christina Anderlind, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Pulmonary Attending Physician; ICU Co-Director and Pulmonary Consultant, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 617-636-1649

General pulmonology

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Jenica Upshaw, MD

Jenica Upshaw, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Medical Director, Cardio-Oncology Program; Attending Physician, Advanced Heart Failure; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2273
Fax #: 617-636-5913

Cardio-oncology, heart failure

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Nayer Nikpoor, MD

Nayer Nikpoor, MD

Title(s): Chief of Nuclear Medicine; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Radiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-0040
Fax #: 617-636-0041

Nuclear medicine

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Steven C. Vlad, MD, PhD

Steven C. Vlad, MD, PhD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Rheumatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

General rheumatology, spondyloarthropathies, psoriatic arthritis and anklylosing spondylitis

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Susannah Kay, MD

Susannah Kay, MD

Title(s): Chief, Thoracic Radiology
Department(s): Radiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-0040
Fax #: 617-636-0041

General radiology

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