Our HCM Clinic

The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic at the Center for Cardiovascular Genetics brings together experts in cardiology, genetics, heart failure, arrhythmia, imaging, and surgery to provide coordinated care for patients with HCM.

BIDMC Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Clinic ProvidersThe BIDMC HCM Clinic offers comprehensive care for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, including genetic counseling and treatment options such as implantable devices and surgery. Our clinic is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of physicians and staff who work together to facilitate state-of-the-art patient care.

Diagnosing & Treating HCM

Patients at the HCM Clinic undergo a thorough evaluation that may include advanced imaging. Our team works closely with the Center for Cardiovascular Genetics to provide a personalized plan for patients and families with suspected or diagnosed HCM. Specialists from the Advanced Heart Failure Program and Arrhythmia Services also partner with patients to offer some of the most advanced care available.

Surgical Expertise

Hassan Rastegar, MD, BIDMC HCM Surgical Director, is an internationally known cardiac surgeon. Dr. Rastegar has extensive experience with HCM and has performed over 1,000 successful surgeries (septal myectomies) on patients with severe symptoms. The procedure provides outflow obstruction relief to patients with HCM, extending longevity and restoring their quality of life. Dr. Rastegar’s surgical experience with treating HCM is one of the most extensive in the field. Read about one patient’s experience with septal myectomy surgery.

Understanding Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

In this animation, we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatments for patients with HCM.

Resources for Physicians

In this video, Dr. Usman Tahir, Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Genetics at BIDMC, discusses the current genetic paradigm for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). He also reviews new risk markers for sudden cardiac death and the role of novel myosin inhibiters in the management of HCM.

Contact Us

Call or email us to schedule an evaluation or learn about treatment. Some consults can be scheduled as telehealth visits.

Call 617-667-2711   Email Us

FAQs: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Meet Our Team

A. Reshad Garan, MD

Arthur Reshad Garan, MD

Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program; Co-Director, HCM Clinic; Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Internal Medicine

Hassan Rastegar, MD

Hassan Rastegar, MD

Director, HCM Surgery; Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Usman Tahir, MD

Usman Tahir, MD

Director, Cardiovascular Genetics; Co-Director, HCM Clinic; Cardiovascular Disease

Roger J Laham, MD

Roger J. Laham, MD 

Director, Structural Heart Center; Interventional Cardiology

Kamal R. Khabbaz, MD

Chief, Cardiac Surgery;    Co-Director, Aortic Center; Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Jason Matos, MD

Cardiovascular Disease; Internal Medicine

Warren J. Manning, MD

Chief, Non-Invasive MRI Cardiac Imaging; Cardiovascular Disease; Internal Medicine

Peter Zimetbaum, MD

Peter Zimetbaum, MD

Co-Director, Sarcoid Center; Cardiovascular Disease; Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Caitlin Finn

Caitlin Finn, MS

Genetic Counselor

HCM Research
  • Reza Nezafat, MD
  • Warren Manning, MD
  • Robert Gerszten, MD
  • Usman Tahir, MD