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Linda Cashin Hemphill, MD

Director, LDL apheresis program

  • Phone: 617-726-4150
Department of Medicine


  • Heart Center
  • Lipid Management
  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center
Clinical Interests
Elevated cholesterol and/or triglycerides
Reduced HDL
Familial hypercholesterolemia
LDL aphresis
Metabolic syndrome
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Boston University School of Medicine
Residency, Carney Hospital
Fellowship, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

Biography  Linda Hemphill, MD is Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the LDL Apheresis Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Hemphill is an active clinical consultant in lipid management including high LDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, combined hyperlipidemia, elevated Lp(a) and metabolic syndrome. 

  Dr. Hemphill is a Fellow of the American Heart Association Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology as well as of the American College of Cardiology and the National Lipid Association.  She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.  She has published on familial hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis regression.

PublicationsHemphill LC.  Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Current treatment options and patient selection for low-density lipoprotein apheresis.  J Clin Lipidol 2010;4:346-349

It's all in the genes: Identical twins fight high cholesterol

Identical twins control FH, an inherited lipid disorder, thanks to apheresis treatments at the MGH - the only site in Massachusetts to offer the treatments for adults.

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Boston Heart Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-4150
Phone 2: 617-643-2146
Fax: 617-643-2177

Boston Heart Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-4150
Phone 2: 617-643-2146
Fax: 617-643-2177

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