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Christopher Holmes Newton-Cheh, MD, MPH

  • Heart failure cardiologist

617-724-6158

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Overview

Dr. Newton-Cheh is a cardiologist seeing advanced heart failure patients and a cardiovascular geneticist conducting research on the root causes of heart failure, arrhythmias and hypertension.

Departments

Cardiology

Medicine

Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Transplant Center

Clinical Interests
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiovascular genetics
Medical Education
  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Waltham: Mass General West
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 - 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

Dr. Newton-Cheh is a cardiologist in the Heart Failure and Transplantation section of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiology Division and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He sees patients with advanced heart failure.

Dr. Newton-Cheh is a faculty member of the Center for Human Genetic Research and the Cardiovascular Research Center, where he co-directs the Human Cardiovascular Genetics Program.  He is a complex trait geneticist and cardiovascular epidemiologist. The Newton-Cheh laboratory is focused on the study of hypertension, arrhythmias and heart failure. We are leveraging the growth of human genetics to identify DNA sequence variants that contribute to these common diseases, to translate these genetic findings to an improved understanding of human physiology through patient-oriented research and to define the role of genetic variants, alongside other clinical risk factors, in risk prediction at the population level.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Newton-Cheh is faculty member of the Center for Human Genetic Research and the Cardiovascular Research Center, where he co-directs the Human Cardiovascular Genetics Program.  Dr. Newton-Cheh is a complex trait geneticist and cardiovascular epidemiologist. The Newton-Cheh laboratory is focused on the study of hypertension, arrhythmias and heart failure. We are leveraging the growth of human genetics to identify novel drug targets and the causes of drug toxicity.

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Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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News & Events

  • Studies provide important new information on genetic risk of sudden cardiac death

    Two international research studies, both led by investigators affiliated with MGH and the Broad Institute, have uncovered new information about genes that may increase the risk of serious cardiac arrhythmias.

  • International study identifies new gene targets for hypertension treatment

    A new report from MGH scientists and colleagues around the world finds that common variants in 28 regions of DNA are associated with blood pressure in human patients. Most of the identified regions were completely unsuspected, and several may lead to a totally new class of hypertension drugs.

  • Biomarkers' ability to improve prediction of cardiovascular risk is modest

    Measurement of known biomarkers of cardiovascular disease slightly improves the ability to predict future heart attack or stroke in healthy individuals, but not enough to change preventive therapies.

  • Clinical research focus

    MGH Hotline 06.12.09 At a time of unprecedented scientific progress and widening public support for clinical and translational research, young and mid-career investigators are faced with challenges of limited funding and competing personal and professional demands that cause many to abandon research careers, noted Janet Hall, MD, of the MGH Reproductive Endocrine Unit, at a May 28 panel discussion during MGH Clinical Research Day.

  • International study identifies potential treatment targets for hypertension

    Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), as part of a major international research collaboration, have associated common variants in eight regions of DNA with blood pressure levels in human patients. Six of the identified regions have not previously been implicated in blood pressure regulation.

  • Common gene variants influence risk factor for sudden cardiac death

    A new study has identified several common genetic variants related to a risk factor for sudden cardiac death. The report receiving early online release in the journal Nature Genetics identifies variants in genes, some known and some newly discovered, that influence the QT interval measured on the electrocardiogram (EKG) performed routinely in doctors' offices.

  • Common gene variants increase risk of hypertension, finding may lead to new therapies

    A new study has identified the first common gene variants associated with an increased incidence of hypertension – a significant risk factor for heart attack, stroke and kidney failure.

Contact

Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Center
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-724-6158
Fax: 617-726-4105

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