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Welcome to the Division of CardioVascular Medicine within the CardioVascular Institute (CVI). Our mission is to provide our patients with outstanding, compassionate care, to educate the leading cardiologists of tomorrow and to advance the frontiers of cardiovascular research.

Robert E. Gerszten, MD, Chief, Cardiovascular MedicineDistinguished Track Record

The division has a distinguished track record in all three areas. From establishing the first dedicated atrial fibrillation clinic and research institute in the Boston area, to training hundreds of cardiologists, to inventing the first pacemaker used in humans, our division has been a pioneer since it was founded in the early 1900s.

Multidisciplinary Collaboration

Along with cardiac surgery and vascular and endovascular surgery, we are one of three divisions that together form the CardioVascular Institute. Supported by sophisticated technology and advanced imaging, our physicians work collaboratively with colleagues across specializations to ensure patients receive integrated, effective care.

Our programs address:

For more information on heart diseases and conditions, and the CVI physicians who treat them, visit the diseases and conditions section of our website.

Thank you for visiting the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

Robert E. Gerszten, MD
Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine

Contact Information

Cardiovascular Medicine
Division of the CardioVascular Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215