Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center and Research Institute

Patient Testimonials

Hear What Our Patients Are Saying

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center patients share their individual experiences living with HCM and how grateful they are for the care they have received at Tufts Medical Center. 


Karen Klimczak, grateful patient

"Before I found Dr. Maron and his team at the HCM Center, my symptoms were increasing, my generic treatment plan wasn’t working, I had countless specific questions my doctors couldn’t answer, and I felt like a number. All that changed when I arrived at Tufts MC in 2010.

"Dr. Maron, Noreen Dolan and the entire team have—since day one—made me feel like I’m their most important patient. They are always accessible, take the time to listen, expertly answer even my most detailed questions, and constantly fine-tune my treatment plan—it’s built just for me.

"I would travel anywhere to see Dr. Maron. The quality of care is truly incomparable. Today, in my late 30s, I’m pregnant with my first child—something I never would have dreamed possible until coming here.

"Thanks to the entire HCM Center team, I have my life back." 

Melissa Gainer, grateful patient

“I had heard some rather frightening things about not being able to have children… It was a huge relief to meet somebody who is an expert. It’s been fantastic to have a family… and have a career."

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Sue Costa is the coordinator in the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.

For an appointment, contact our HCM Center Coordinator Sue Costa. She will help you.

Phone: 617-636-8066 option 1 Email: scosta2@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Father, son Cardiovascular Specialists, Barry and Martin Maron, spread the word that HCM is now a manageable disease at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.

The father-son duo that’s changing a cardiac narrative

Drs. Barry and Marty Maron want you to know something: HCM is now a treatable disease compatible with normal longevity and a good quality of life.

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