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Preventive Cardiology Center

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Experts in helping you avoid heart disease

At the Preventive Cardiology Center at Tufts Medical Center, our highly skilled cardiologists, pharmacists and other health care professionals are dedicated to the prevention and treatment of heart disease. If you are at risk, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan to help avoid the onset of a serious heart condition. Or if you have already been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, our team will develop a personalized care plan to help you lead a healthy and fulfilling life.

Our physician staff includes nationally known experts in cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment. Richard Karas, MD, PhD, our program director, also oversees the Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI) at Tufts Medical Center, an international leader in the areas of vascular disease and lipid management.

The Cardiology Prevention team carefully assesses your individual needs and chooses the latest and most effective treatments for managing cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.  We have particular expertise in treating women with, or at risk for, heart disease. Our team includes physicians, nurses, dieticians, and pharmacists, all of whom partner with your doctor or cardiologist  to help you stay heart healthy.

Research focused on promising, new therapies

Our center is continually involved in leading-edge research related to the prevention and treatment of heart disease, opening up potential opportunities for patients interested in taking part in clinical trials. Doctors from our program have conducted advanced research into areas such as hyperlipdemia and hypertension.

Doctors + Care Team

Iris Z. Jaffe, MD, PhD

Iris Z. Jaffe, MD, PhD

Title(s): Executive Director, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI); Cardiologist; Director, Vascular Biology Research Center within the MCRI; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-9370
Fax #: 617-636-1444

General cardiology, resistant hypertension

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Robert M. Blanton, Jr., MD

Robert M. Blanton, Jr., MD

Title(s): Cardiologist; Investigator and Co-Director, Mouse Physiology Core Laboratory, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2273
Fax #: 617-636-1444

General cardiology, preventive cardiology

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Jonas B. Galper, MD, PhD

Jonas B. Galper, MD, PhD

Title(s): Director, Laboratory of Lipid Metabolism and CardioVascular Signaling, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2273
Fax #: 617-636-4833

General cardiology, molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases

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Gordon S. Huggins, MD

Gordon S. Huggins, MD

Title(s): Investigator, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI) Center for Translational Genomics; Cardiologist, Preventive Cardiology Center; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2273
Fax #: 617-636-5649

Cardiology, preventive cardiology

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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; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, CardioVascular Center, Cardiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2273
Fax #: 617-636-8070

Echocardiography, heart failure, women's heart disease

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617-636-2273 (CARD)