Cardiovascular Medicine: Our Mission

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is committed to providing heart and vascular patients with outstanding, compassionate care; to educating the cardiologists of tomorrow; and to advancing the frontiers of cardiovascular research.

Distinguished Track Record

BIDMC cardiovascular institute physicians

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine has a distinguished track record in clinical cardiovascular care, medical education and research. 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.

Leading-Edge Advances

Today, the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine continues to lead the field with numerous key advances, including its development of a pioneering new option for urgent cardiac care, its national leadership in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and transcatheter mitral valve replacement therapies, and its National Institutes of Health supported genomics and metabolomics research.

Multidisciplinary Collaboration

Along with cardiac surgery and vascular and endovascular surgery, we are one of three divisions that 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
  • Valve disease