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Kimberly A. Parks, DO

  • Associate Director, Resynchronization and Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics Program


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Dr. Parks' focus is on clinical care of patients with cardiomyopathy and heart failure and management of patients who have or need a heart transplantation.




Clinical Interests
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy for heart failure
  • Management of acute heart failure and cardiogenic shock
Medical Education
  • DO, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Residency, Cooper University Hospital
  • Fellowship, Cooper University Hospital|Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • 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
  • Centene/Celticare
  • 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
  • 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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Dr. Parks is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed her residency and fellowship through Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed subspecialty training in advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital where she currently practices with a focus on clinical care. She is an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and is actively involved in teaching residents, fellows and medical students.  She is the Associate Director of the Resynchronization and Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics Program at the MGH, which is an innovate, multidisciplinary program designed to optimize the care of patients with heart failure who have or may need implanted deviced for heart failure.

She has been an active participant in medical organizations, previously serving on the governing council of the American Medical Association. She has received awards in teaching and for her leadership and has lectured nationally and internationally on heart failure and cardiac transplantation. Her interests are focused on clinical care of patients with heart failure and research has focused on the clinical use of novel and established implantable devices in the management of heart failure patients.

Dr. Parks is a clinician innovator dedicated to exploring new models of care to efficiently manage patients and improve outcomes.   actively involved with the healthcare transformation lab's "TeleHeart" virtual visit program, a program in which patients can login to a secure website and enter a "virtual office" where they meet their provider for a video visit.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Clinical research focus is on investigational devices for heart failure including cardiac resynchronization therapy, remote monitoring of heart failure, implantable monitoring devices via direct and indirect left atrial pressure monitoring and technologies aimed at reducing heart failure hospitalizations and improving morbidity. Current multi center device trials open to enrollment include those using neuromodulation to treat heart failure, stem cell therapy and an implantable pulmonary artery sensor.

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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News & Events


  • "Heart in a box" gives new life

    For two years, Amy DeStefano struggled with increasing heart complications, leaving her needing a heart transplantation. Through one of Mass General’s clinical trials, Amy became the first person in New England to receive a "heart in a box" transplant. The device circulates blood through the donated heart, keeping it beating and giving doctors more time to perform a transplant.

  • Trailer for Boston Med

    Trailer for the eight-part documentary featuring clinicians at Mass General.


Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Center
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-643-7249
Fax: 617-726-4105

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