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About Us

A Message from Mark E. Josephson, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

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

In 2007, along with cardiac surgery and vascular and endovascular surgery, we were one of three divisions that came together to 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 diseasestroke 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