Dr. Baggish is Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center.




Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Sports Cardiology
  • Athlete's heart
  • Anabolic steroids and heart disease
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • High altitude travel and heart disease
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

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Dr. Baggish received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then completed internal medicine training and cardiovascular fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His on-going research focuses on heart function and heart disease in athletic individuals. He is the Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program, a Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center program that provides clinical care and exercise testing for active individuals. Dr. Baggish serves as the cardiologist for the Boston Marathon.

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Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed


Baggish AL, et al. Training-Specific Changes in Cardiac Structure and Function: A Prospective and Longitudinal Assessment of Competitive Athletes. J Appl Physiol. 2008

Baggish AL, et al. The Impact of Endurance Exercise Training on Left Ventricular Systolic Mechanics. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2008

Baggish AL, et al. Imapct of family hypertension history on exercise induced cardiac remodeling. Am J Cardiol. 2009

Baggish AL, et al. Differences in Cardiac Parameters Among Elite Rowers and Sub-elite Rowers. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010

Baggish AL, et al. Cardiovascular Screening in College Athletes With and Without Electrocardiograph A Cross-sectional Study. Annals of Internal Med 2010

Baggish AL, et al. Chronic Anabolic Androgenic Steroid Use is Associated With Left Ventricular Dysfunction. Circ. Heart Failure 2010

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Cardiac Unit Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-643-7117
Fax: 617-643-7222

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