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Tufts Medical Center’s Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Center in Boston, MA is a premier referral and treatment center for HCM, offering the complete spectrum of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options. We are one of only four HCM Centers of Excellence nationwide—the highest rating given by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA).

Our program’s most important goal is to provide all patients with HCM and their family members the opportunity to achieve an excellent quality of life. Our physicians and care givers are experts in HCM and we are all committed to delivering care to all our patients with an understanding and clarity that empowers them to make the treatment decision that is best for them.

The best of the best

You can rest easy, knowing you or your loved one with HCM will receive world-class care with us, including careful evaluation and treatment from our program’s leaders—the top specialists in their field focused and dedicated to the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy:

Martin Maron, MD, Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center

Ethan Rowin, MD, Co-Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center

Leading the charge

An image depicting how the HCM experts at Tufts Medical Center in Boston lead the charge in HCM and heart care.Our cardiothoracic surgeons have extensive experience and expertise in performing septal myectomy, with one of the largest surgical volumes in the United States, and our interventional cardiologists were the first in New England to perform alcohol septal ablation—both treatments used to successfully relieve heart failure symptoms in patients with obstructive HCM.  Our electrophysiologists are world leaders in the management of arrhythmias within hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, including prevention of sudden death with the implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and treatment of atrial fibrillation with drug therapy and ablation. 

Our team is dedicated to continued research initiatives focused on improving treatment options, outcomes and the overall understanding of HCM. We have provided major contributions toward the advancement of the contemporary treatment of HCM worldwide with our work on the implantable ICDs to protect patients from sudden death, cardiac MRI for diagnosis and prognosis, and the treatment of limiting symptoms due to outflow tract obstruction, with surgical myectomy and alcohol ablation.   

Your HCM team

Communication is paramount in the long-term care of HCM. That’s why we strive to develop and maintain a relationship with you and always respond promptly to your concerns and questions via phone and email. Our specialists are also consistently updating your referring physicians regarding your status, progress, and any issues that may arise in your treatment.

To thoroughly treat your HCM and other health issues, we closely collaborate with an entire team of Cardiovascular Center specialists, all in-house at Tufts Medical Center, including:

We never stop working for you

Our first mission is to help you and your family live life to the fullest by providing a better understanding of HCM and discussing various treatment options. Even though there is no known cure for HCM, we are active in our research and are continuously exploring innovative treatment options to decrease heart scarring, improve symptoms, and prevent adverse consequences of this genetic heart disease.

What is an “HCM Center of Excellence”?

The HCM Center at Tufts Medical Center is a Center of Excellence for cardiomyopathy care.An HCM Center of Excellence is a multi-disciplinary program staffed by cardiologists and cardiac surgeons who are clinical experts and scientific leaders in the diagnosis and management of HCM—providing patients with state-of-the art care and the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options.

It also has a strong commitment to the research of HCM, including:

We will work in partnership with your hometown cardiologist and referring physician(s) to provide you and your family with a seamless plan of care.

Thank you for choosing the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA. We look forward to meeting you.


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Two surgeons performing a complex procedure called an alcohol ablation at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

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