Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Cardiology
  • Novel disease prediction
Medical Education
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • 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 - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

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Robert E. Gerszten, MD, is director of Clinical and Translational Research for the MGH Heart Center. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School and a Senior Associate Member of the Broad Institute. Dr. Gerszten graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, did his residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and his clinical fellowship in Cardiology at MGH. He performed research fellowships at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at UCSF, and the Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC), MGH. Over the past decade the Gerszten laboratory has built a nationally recognized program in translational research, integrating emerging metabolomic and proteomic approaches towards the identification of novel disease pathways and biomarkers. He is currently the lead PI of an NHLBI Proteomics Center and an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association. Within the MGH, he plays a leadership role on the Executive Committee on Research (ECOR). Dr. Gerszten is an active clinician and serves as a mentor to many of our junior staff.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Gerszten's clinical interests span the spectrum of general adult consultative cardiology. As Director of Clinical and Translational Research for the MGH Heart Center, he has a particular interest in the application of emerging genomic technologies for early disease prediction and diagnosis, towards the ultimate goal of personalized medicine.

TJ, La Wang, TJ, Larson MG, Vasan RS, Cheng S, Rhee EP, McCabe E, Lewis GD, Fox CS, Jacques PF, Fernandez C, O'Donnell CJ, Carr SA, Mootha VK, Florez JC, Souza A, Melander O, Clish CB, Gerszten RE. Metabolite profiles and the risk of developing diabetes. Nature Medicine. 2011 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:21423183

Lewis GD, Farrell L, Wood MJ, Martinovic M, Arany Z, Rowe GC, Souza A, Cheng S, McCabe EL, Yang E, Shi X, Deo R, Roth FP, Asnani A, Rhee EP, Systrom DM, Semigran MJ, Vasan RS, Carr SA, Wang TJ, Sabatine MS, Clish CB, Gerszten RE. Metabolic signatures of exercise in human plasma. Science Translational Medicine 2010 May 26;2(33):33ra37.PMID: 20505214

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