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Eric Isselbacher

Eric M Isselbacher MD, MHCDS

Associate Director, Heart Center; Director, Healthcare Transformation Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Isselbacher is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed his medical residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also completed fellowships in cardiology and echocardiography. In 1996 he joined the staff of the Cardiology Division at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Isselbacher is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the Associate Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center, and he is also the Founder and Director of the Heart Center's Healthcare Transformation Lab. Dr. Isselbacher is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the MGH Thoracic Aortic Center, which was one of the first multidisciplinary disease-specific programs of its kind in the nation. He is also Co-Founder and Co-Principal Investigator if the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection (IRAD), which is the largest registry of its kind in the world. Dr. Isselbacher is a recognized expert in the diagnosis and management of aortic dissection and thoracic aortic aneurysms. He has contributed extensively to the literature on aortic disease, having authored numerous research studies, review articles, and book chapters, including the chapter on Diseases of the Aorta in four consecutive editions of Braunwald’s Heart Disease. He is a co-author of the recently published American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association guidelines on Thoracic Aortic Disease. He has lectured nationally and internationally on aortic dissection. He is actively involved in training cardiology fellows at Massachusetts General Hospital, and was a recipient of the W. Proctor Harvey Young Teacher Award from the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Isselbacher recently completed a Masters in Healthcare Delivery Science at Dartmouth College, as a member of the inaugural class of a new graduate program taught jointly by the faculties of the Tuck School of Business and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Care Policy & Clinical Practice.