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Heart Transplantation

A heart transplant removes a damaged or diseased heart and replaces it with a healthy one. 

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Clinical Nutrition

The Division of Clinical Nutrition at Tufts Medical Center provides inpatient and outpatient nutritional services.
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Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Center

Patients find some of the top specialists and a warm and supportive environment within one of the strongest programs in the country in Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation within Tufts MC’s Cardiovascular Center (CVC)
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Doctors + Care Team

Marvin A. Konstam, MD

Marvin A. Konstam, MD

Title(s): Chief Physician Executive, The CardioVascular Center; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6293

Heart failure, cardiac transplant

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Edward Saltzman, MD

Edward Saltzman, MD

Title(s): Chief, Division of Clinical Nutrition; Director, Adult Nutrition Support Services; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Department(s): Medicine, Clinical Nutrition
Appt. Phone: 617-556-3245

Obesity treatment, enteral and parenteral nutrition

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James E. Udelson, MD

James E. Udelson, MD

Title(s): Chief, Division of Cardiology; Director, Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8066

Cardiac imaging, heart failure

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Kenneth G. Warner, MD

Kenneth G. Warner, MD

Title(s): Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Director, Congenital Heart Surgery Program; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Cardiac Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-0033

Surgical management of adult and pediatric heart disease, heart transplantation

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Alan T. Kono, MD

Alan T. Kono, MD

Title(s): Cardiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8068

Heart failure

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Andrew S. Greenberg, MD

Andrew S. Greenberg, MD

Title(s): Endocrinologist; Dr. Robert and Veronica Atkins Professor in Metabolism and Nutrition, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Appt. Phone: 617-556-3144

Obesity, lipid disorders, diabetes, general endocrinology

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Ayan R. Patel, MD

Ayan R. Patel, MD

Title(s): Director, Cardiovascular Imaging and Hemodynamic Laboratory; Director, Women's Heart Center; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7681

Echocardiography, heart failure, women's heart disease

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Daniel Levine, MD

Daniel Levine, MD

Title(s): Cardiologist
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8068

Heart failure, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease

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David DeNofrio, MD

David DeNofrio, MD

Title(s): Director, Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Center; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8068

Heart failure, cardiac transplantation

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David M. Venesy, MD

David M. Venesy, MD

Title(s): Cardiologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8068

Heart failure

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Duc Thinh Pham, MD

Duc Thinh Pham, MD

Title(s): Surgical Director, Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Center; Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Cardiac Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5594

Adult cardiac surgery, heart transplantation

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Hassan Rastegar, MD

Hassan Rastegar, MD

Title(s): Senior Surgeon; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, CardioVascular Center, Cardiac Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5594

Surgical treatment of acquired heart disease, surgical repair of valvular heart disease, minimally invasive surgery, arrhythmia surgery, heart transplantation, circulatory assist devices

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Joel B. Mason, MD

Joel B. Mason, MD

Title(s): Gastroenterologist; Associate Professor, Tufts University Schools of Medicine and Nutritional Science; Senior Scientist and Director, Vitamins and Carcinogenesis Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
Department(s): Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Gastroenterology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5883

Nutritional aspects of gastrointestinal disease, home nutritional therapy, enteral and parenteral nutrition, nutrition and cancer prevention

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Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RD

Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RD

Title(s): Director, Frances Stern Nutrition Center; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Department(s): Medicine, Clinical Nutrition
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Clinical nutrition

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Michael S. Kiernan, MD, MSc

Michael S. Kiernan, MD, MSc

Title(s): Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8068

Heart failure, cardiac transplantation, ventricular assist devices

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Navin K. Kapur, MD

Navin K. Kapur, MD

Title(s): Assistant Director, Interventional Cardiology Center; Investigator, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6140

Interventional cardiology, advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support

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Richard D. Siegel, MD

Richard D. Siegel, MD

Title(s): Co-Director, Diabetes Center; Endocrinologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5689

Diabetes, obesity, inpatient and outpatient diabetes, general endocrinology

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