Latinx Heart Health

Servicios cardiovasculares para pacientes de habla hispana.


The Latinx Cardiovascular Clinic provides culturally sensitive cardiovascular services for Spanish-speaking patients. The clinic brings together a network of Spanish-speaking health care practitioners, eliminating the language barriers that often interfere with optimal care of acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions.

In addition to enhancing communication between patients and providers, the Latinx Cardiovascular Clinic offers assistance with diagnostic and therapeutic procedure scheduling at BIDMC, medication management and navigating the healthcare system as a whole.

Our Safe Care Plan

Dr. Pablo Quintero Pinzón shares information about the BILH Safe Care plan. El Dr. Pablo Quintero Pinzón comparte información sobre el plan BILH Safe Care.

Locations

The Latinx Cardiovascular Clinic provides services at two locations. 

Contact Us

Please identify yourself as Spanish-speaking and a Spanish-speaking staff member will help you.

Appointments in Boston and Chelsea: 617-667-8800
Questions (patients and referring physicians): 617-667-2192
Email (referring physicians): LatinxCardiovascularClinic@bidmc.harvard.edu

Comprehensive Cardiovascular Services

As a consultative service, the Latinx Cardiovascular Clinic welcomes patients with a variety of cardiovascular conditions, including:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart failure
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Hereditary cardiomyopathies
  • Cardiac arrhythmias

As part of the CardioVascular Institute at BIDMC, our clinic offers a readily available network of sub-specialized cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to ensure that patients have access to the care they need.

A member of the medical center's professional interpreter services staff can be scheduled to assist patients who require specialized testing or sub-specialist visits.

Partnerships Enhance Quality of Care

Our clinic also partners with the Latino Diabetes Initiative at Joslin Diabetes Center to diagnose and treat Spanish-speaking diabetic patients with strong cardiovascular risk factors or established heart disease.

In addition, we collaborate with BIDMC's Latino Mental Health Program to address factors often associated with cardiovascular disease, such as depression, anxiety and other psychosocial conditions. These partnerships are designed to help patients achieve better cardiovascular outcomes and better quality of life.

Our Team

The Latinx Cardiovascular Clinic was co-founded by Eli Gelfand, MD, Section Chief of General Cardiology, and Fernando M. Contreras Valdes, MD. Dr. Gelfand and sees patients at BIDMC in Boston.  Pablo Quintero Pinzon, MD, a native of Colombia, directs the clinic now.

Pablo Quintero Pinzon, MD

Pablo Quintero Pinzon, MD

Director, Latinx Clinic; General Cardiology; Advanced Heart Failure

Marie-France Poulin, MD

Associate Director, Structural Heart Clinical Services; Interventional Cardiology

Hector Tamez Aguilar, MD

Hector Tamez Aguilar, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Patricia Tung, MD

Patricia Tung, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiology