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Lindsay, Mark E., MD, PhD


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Cardiologist specializing in Genetic Aortic DIsease, Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School



Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
  • Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (type 4)
  • Arterial Tortuosity Syndrome
  • Familial Aortic Aneurysm
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve with Aneurysm Syndrome (BAV/AscAA)
  • Genetics of Aortic Aneurysm
  • Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)
Medical Education
  • MD, PhD, University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Cardiology
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
Adult and Pediatric

Research & Publications

Research Summary

My research interest is the clinical expression and molecular etiology of human aortic aneurysm. Aneurysm represents the anatomic expression of aortic organ failure with dilation and eventual tear; an event termed dissection associated with high mortality. In my research I utilize human and murine genetics as well as animal modeling to investigate the etiology and pathologic progression of inherited and sporadic aortic disease. Through this work I hope to discover better diagnostics and novel therapies for patients with aneurysmal conditions.

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News & Events

  • Finding a medical home away from home with a rare disease diagnosis: Anna's story

    At 16, Anna Young was diagnosed with Myhre Syndrome, a very rare genetic condition. Since coming to the Myhre Syndrome Clinic at MGHfC, she has found her place in the world and learned the skills to thrive as a young adult.

  • Patient ambassador is a guiding light for the Myhre Syndrome Clinic

    April Lanord's son, Alec Bruneau, was considered a medical mystery until he received a diagnosis of Myhre Syndrome, a very rare genetic condition, during childhood. Since coming to the Myhre Syndrome Clinic, Alec has found a new sense of confidence and comfort in who he is. April was also inspired to become an ambassador for the clinic, helping other families get oriented to Boston and MGHfC.

  • Molecular etiology of human aortic aneurysm

    Dr. Mark Lindsay conducts clinical and basic science research of aortic disease, including the clinical expression and molecular etiology of human aortic aneurysm.


Thoracic Aortic Center
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-4747

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