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Oscar J. Benavidez, Jr., MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology

  • Phone: 617-726-3826
Department of Pediatrics


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Cardiology
Clinical Interests
Congenital Cardiac MRI
Fetal Cardiology
Pediatric cardiology
Boston: Children's Hospital
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Braintree: Blue Hills Medical Center
Newton: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Children's Hospital Boston
Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston
Board Certifications
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics
Patient Gateway
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Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients

BiographyDr. Oscar J. Benavidez, MD/MPP is the Division Chief of Pediatric/Congenital Cardiology. His clinical area of expertise is in Non-Invasive Congenital Cardiac Imaging from fetus to adult patients with congenital heart disease. Dr. Benavidez is involved in health services research and has published on topics related to patient safety and quality as it pertains to the care of patients with congenital heart disease. He is also on national committees that develop and implement quality measures.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Benavidez O, Gauvreau K, del Nido P, Bacha E, Jenkins K. Complications and risk factors for mortality during congenital heart surgery admissions. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2007

Benavidez O, Gauvreau K, Jenkins KJ, Geva T. Diagnostic errors in pediatric echocardiography: Development of taxonomy and identification of risk factors.Circulation. 2008

Kim Y. Gauvreau K, Bacha E, Landzberg M, Benavidez, O. Resource Use Among Adult Congenital Heart Surgery Admissions in Pediatric Hospitals: Risk Factors for High Resource Utilization and Association with Inpatient Death. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 2011

Heart Abnormalities the Leading Cause of Sudden Deaths in Athletes

Approximately 200-300 adolescents and young adults die every year from partaking in sporting activities in the United States. While heat exposure, dehydration and overexertion are common causes, far and away the most common reason is that the person had some previously undiagnosed heart condition.

Chief Returns to Roots to Build Vibrant Program

Oscar Benavidez, MD, MPP, brings renewed experience to the Pediatric Cardiology Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

Pediatric Cardiology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-3826
Fax: 617-726-2049

Pediatric Cardiology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-3826
Fax: 617-726-2049


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