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Benavidez, Oscar J., MD

  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiology


Accepting New Patients




Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Congenital Cardiac MRI
  • Fetal Cardiology
  • Pediatric cardiology
  • Echocardiography
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Braintree: Blue Hills Medical Center
  • Newton: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group


Dr. 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.

Research & Publications


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

News & Events


Pediatric Cardiology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-3826
Fax: 617-726-2049
Mass General Hospital for Children - Braintree
340 Wood Road
Suite 204
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 781-884-6900
Fax: 781-884-6999

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