Overview

Randall Mark Zusman, MD, is director of the division of hypertension at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Departments

Cardiology

Medicine

Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Vascular Center

Clinical Interests
  • High blood pressure - Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular risk reduction
  • Preventive cardiology
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Angina pectoris
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Hypercholerterolemia - High cholesterol
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Vascular disease
Medical Education
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital|Fellowship, NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Foreign Languages
  • German
  • Spanish
Locations
  • 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
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - other
  • 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
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group
Adult
Gender
Male

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Biography

Randall M. Zusman, M.D. is the Director of the Division of Hypertension at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and Consultant in Cardiology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zusman has recently been designated a Specialist in Clinical Hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension. Dr. Zusman's primary clinical interests are in the evaluation and treatment of patients with hypertension (high blood pressure), hypercholesterolemia, atrial fibrillation, and angina pectoris, and in cardiac risk reduction strategies.

Dr. Zusman received his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Zusman completed his internship, residencies and chief residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed fellowships at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and in the Cardiology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Michigan, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, in 1969.

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Research & Publications

Publications

Dusek, J, Hibberd, P, Buczynski B, Chang B, Johnston J, Dusek K, Wohlhueter A, Zusman, R, Benson, H. Reduced Systolic Blood Pressure and Reduction of Antihypertensive Medications with Relaxation Response Training; J Alternative Comp Med, 2008: 14(2): 129-138.

Macklin, E, Wayne P, Kalish, L, Valaskatgis, P, Thompson J, Pian Smith, M, Zhang Q, Stevens S, Goertz C, Prineas R, Buczynski B, Zusman, R Stop Hypertension with the Acupuncture Research Program, Hypertension 2006; 48: 838-845

Zusman, RM Hypertension: Controlling the "silent killer". Special Health Report from the Harvard Medical School. 2009; Harvard Health Pub Group

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News & Events

  • When it's cold outside, be prepared

    Randall Zusman, MD, director of the Division of Hypertension at the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, recommends tips to be prepared for the cold weather.

  • Heart smarts

    In recognition of American Heart Month, MGH physicians share their tips for the best ways to "love your heart."

  • New hypertension guidelines could lower use of blood pressure medications

    Randall Zusman, MD, director of the division of hypertension at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center responds to the new hypetension guidelines published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Contact

Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-7790
Fax: 617-726-7766

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