Care for People with Hypertension

The Complex Hypertension Clinic provides testing, evaluation, and personalized treatments for patients with uncontrolled hypertension.

Uncontrolled hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading cause of heart and vascular disease. In collaboration with the Hypertension Center at Health Care Associates, the Complex Hypertension Clinic is specially designed to support patients who, despite treatment with multiple medications, have been unable to keep blood pressure under control. This can leave them at risk for stroke, heart attack, and congestive heart failure.

Our multidisciplinary team includes physicians from the Divisions of Cardiology, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and Nephrology and General Medicine. The team has close clinical ties to other specialties such as Obstetrics and Gynecology/Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Interventional Radiology, Endocrine Surgery and more.

Evaluations often include 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and remote home monitoring to measure blood pressure readings over time. These, along with other tests, help determine the source of the problem. For example, an undiagnosed medical condition such as sleep apnea or a hormonal disorder may be contributing to the rise in blood pressure.

Our clinicians offer a range of tailored treatments to lower blood pressure, including medication management and diet and exercise plans. The Complex Hypertension Clinic also evaluates patients who may benefit from renal artery stenting, a specialized procedure to open blocked renal arteries and restore blood flow.

Innovative Research for a New Treatment Option

The Complex Hypertension Clinic is participating in the High Blood Pressure Clinical Study (also known as the SPYRAL AFFIRM Clinical Study) to investigate the safety, effectiveness and long-term impact of the Medtronic Symplicity blood pressure procedure. This minimally invasive, investigational procedure calms excessively active nerves connected to the kidneys that may be contributing to high blood pressure. After the procedure, patients are observed for 3 years through ongoing blood pressure monitoring and clinical follow-up.

Contact Us

For appointments, referrals or more information about the Complex Hypertension Clinic or the High Blood Pressure Clinical Study, call 617-667-8800 or email the Complex Hypertension Clinic. Our staff works together with primary care clinicians throughout the Beth Israel Lahey Health network.

Meet the Team

Jennifer L. Cluett, MD

Jennifer L. Cluett, MD

Clinical Director, Hypertension Center; Internal Medicine; Primary Care

Anna K. Krawisz, MD

Anna Krawisz, MD

Vascular Medicine, General Cardiology

Eric Secemsky, MD

Eric A. Secemsky, MD

Director, Vascular Intervention; Interventional Cardiology

Murray A. Mittleman, MD

Murray A. Mittleman, MD

General Cardiology

Jeffrey William, MD

Jeffrey William, MD

Nephrology; Internal Medicine

Laura H. Zemany, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Andrew A. Wagner, MD


Benjamin C. James, MD, MS

Benjamin C. James, MD, MS

Section Chief, Endocrine Surgery

Marwan Moussa, MD

Marwan Moussa, MD

Interventional Radiology; Diagnostic Radiology