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About Us

A Message from Mark E. Josephson, MD

Chief Emeritus, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and

Peter J. Zimetbaum, MD

Interim Chief and Director, Clinical Cardiology


Dr. JosephsonWelcome 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.

Distinguished 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, the division has been a pioneer since it was founded in the early 1900s.

Multidiciplinary Collaboration

Dr. ZimetbaumAlong 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 arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, cancer-related heart disease, diabetic heart disease, familial heart disease, heart failure, pericardial disease, peripheral artery disease,  stroke and valve disease. For more information on heart diseases and conditions, and the CVI physicians who treat them, please visit the diseases and condition section of our web site.

Award Winning Heart Care Programs

Our quality programs have earned Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center high rankings from US News & World Report for heart care and Truven Health Analytics' "Top 100 Hospitals Cardiovascular Benchmark for Success" designation.

Thank you for visiting the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.

Contact Information

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