Tufts Medical Center
South Building, 6th Floor
860 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-8068
Fax #: 617-636-6030
2021, "Top Doctor", Boston Magazine
2020, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2018, ISHLT 2018 Transplant Registry Early Career Award
2016, Tufts CTSI pilot study grant award
2016, Tufts MC Women in Medicine and Science Committee Scholarship for the AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
2016, Outstanding Teacher Award, Cardiology Fellowship Program, Tufts Medical Center
2015, Masters of Public Health, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
2015, Attending Teaching Award, Tufts Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program
2014, Cleveland Clinic Excellence in Teaching Award
2013, Razavi Award for Clinical Excellence, Cleveland Clinic Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship
2013, Tomsich Award for Excellence in Research, Cleveland Clinic Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship
2012, Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence, American Heart Association
2011, Coronary Intensive Care Unit Fellow of the Year, Cleveland Clinic
2010, Membership of the Royal College of Physicians UK
2009, Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha membership, Boston University Chapter
AR Vest, HM Heneghan, S Agarwal, PR Schauer, JB Young. Bariatric Surgery and Cardiovascular Outcomes: A Systematic Review. Heart 2012;98:1763–1777.
AR Vest, Y Wu, R Hachamovitch, JB Young, LS Cho. The Heart Failure Overweight/Obesity Survival Paradox: The Missing Gender Link. JACC: Heart Failure. 2015;3:917–926
AR Vest, P Patel, PR Schauer, ME Satava, JL Cavalcante, SA Brethauer, JB Young. Clinical and Echocardiographic Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery in Obese Patients With Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction. Circulation: Heart Failure. 2016;9(3):e002260.
AR Vest, SM Mistak, R Hachamovitch, MM Mountis, N Moazami, JB Young. Outcomes for Patients with Diabetes after Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. J Card Fail. 2016;22:789-796.
N Aghili, Y Bader, AR Vest, MS Kiernan, C Kimmelstiel, D DeNofrio, NK Kapur. Biventricular Circulatory Support Using Two Axial Flow Catheters for Cardiogenic Shock Without the Need for Surgical Vascular Access. Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. 2016;9:e003636.
AR Vest, PJ Kennel, D Maldonado, JB Young, MM Mountis, Y Naka, PC Colombo, DM Mancini, RC Starling, PC Schulze. Recovery of Serum Cholesterol Predicts Survival After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation. Circulation: Heart Failure. 2016;9:e002881.
N Hawwa, AR Vest, R Kumar, JB Young, Y Wu, E Gorodeski, LS Cho. Comparison between the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire and NYHA in Assessing Functional Capacity and Clinical Outcomes. Journal of Cardiac Failure. 2017;23(4):280–5.
L Margoles, D DeNofrio, A Patel, Y Golan, AR Vest, K Arkun, HW Boucher, MS Kiernan, JN Upshaw. Disseminated mucormycosis masquerading as rejection early after orthotopic heart transplantation. Transplant Infectious Disease, epub ahead of print 1/16/2018.
N Olchanski, AR Vest J Cohen, D DeNofrio, P Neumann. Cost Comparisons Across Heart Failure Patients with Reduced and Preserved Ejection Fractions: Analyses of Inpatient Decompensated Heart Failure Admissions. International Journal of Cardiology. March 2018, accepted for publication.
AR Vest, HM Heneghan, PR Schauer, JB Young. Surgical Management of Obesity and the Relationship to Cardiovascular Disease. Circulation. 2013;127:945–959.
AR Vest, JB Young. Should We Target Obesity in Advanced Heart Failure? Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine. 2014;16:284-298.
AR Vest. Incretin-Related Drug Therapy in Heart Failure. Current Heart Failure Reports 2015;12:24–32.
NK Kapur, AR Vest, J Cook, MS Kiernan. Pump Thrombosis: A Limitation of Contemporary Left Ventricular Assist Devices. Current Problems in Cardiology. 2015;40:511-40.
JS Kuttab, MS Kiernan, AR Vest. Epidemiology of Heart Failure with Recovered Ejection Fraction: What Do We Do After Recovery? Current Heart Failure Reports. 2015;12:360-366.
AR Vest, PR Schauer, JB Young. Failure and Fatness: Could Surgical Management of Obesity Reduce Heart Failure Hospitalizations? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016;67:904–6
AR Vest, AR Patel. The Heavy Heart: Metabolic Mechanisms and Myocardial Mechanics. Circulation: Heart Failure. 2017;10(5):e004092.
Young JB, Vest AR. Is There a Sweet Spot for Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Diabetes Mellitus? Circulation: Heart Failure. 2017;10(11):e004594.
I am originally from the United Kingdom and completed medical school and internship at Imperial College, London, before moving to Boston, Massachusetts, for internal medicine residency training in 2006. After 3 years of internal medicine residency at Boston University Medical Center and a chief resident year, I moved to Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, for specialty training in cardiology. I completed an additional year of fellowship in advanced heart failure, heart transplantation and ventricular assist devices (VADs). My research interests are based around the interactions between the heart muscle and metabolic dysfunction. My earlier research work was focused on the relationship between obesity and heart disease, including the impact of bariatric surgery on heart health. I am currently working with Nutrition experts at Tufts University to better understand changes in body composition, food intake and physical activity that occur during heart failure. Clinically, I mostly see patients with advanced heart failure and in particular those who are being considered for, or have received, heart transplantation or a VAD. I serve as the Medical Director of the Heart Transplantation Program at Tufts Medical Center and Co-Director of the Nutrition Course for medical students at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Membership of American Heart Association
Heart Failure Society of America
International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Alpha Omega Alpha