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Michael Ritt Jaff, DO

Chair, MGH Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care

Medical Director, Mass General Vascular Center

Medical Director, Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory

Michael R. Jaff, DO, is the Chair of the Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, Medical Director of the Vascular Center, the Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory and Vascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • Phone: 617-726-3784
Departments
Cardiology
Department of Medicine
Department of Surgery

Specialties

  • Heart Center
  • Vascular Medicine & Intervention
  • Vascular Center
  • Cardiology/Vascular Medicine
Clinical Interests
Venous thromboembolic disease - thrombolysis, IVC filters
Renal/mesenteric Artery Disease
Limb edema
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD)
Aortic aneurysm
Carotid artery disease
Peripheral artery disease of the legs
Resistant Hypertension
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Waltham: Mass General West
Medical Education
DO, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

BiographyMichael R. Jaff, DO, is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Chair of the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular, and Stroke Care; Medical Director of the Vascular Center; and the Medical Director of the Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory at Mass General.

Dr. Jaff is an active clinical consultant in all aspects of vascular medicine, including peripheral arterial disease, venous thromboembolic disease, aneurysmal diseases, and all diagnostic strategies in vascular medicine.

He is the founder and Medical Director of the Vascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory, the largest of its kind in the United States.  The Vascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory has participated in trial design and independent analysis of vascular laboratory images for over 150 prospective multicenter trials.

Dr. Jaff has published extensively in the field of vascular medicine with over 150 peer-reviewed publications and nine textbooks, is the past-president of the Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology, and received the first designation as Master of the Society for Vascular Medicine.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, and is a registered physician in vascular interpretation (RPVI).

Dr. Jaff received an honorary Doctorate of Science from A.T. Still University School of Medicine in 2008, and received the Leaders in Vascular Education award at the annual Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada in October 2010.  In November 2011, Dr. Jaff became an alumnus of Harvard Business School.

Research

Dr. Jaff is the founder and Medical Director of the Vascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory, the largest of its kind in the United States. The Vascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory has participated in trial design and independent analysis of vascular laboratory images for more than 150 prospective multicenter trials dedicated to the field of vascular medicine and intervention.

CNN segment on Peripheral Arterial Disease featuring Dr. Michael Jaff

Dr. Michael Jaff, Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center, is featured in a CNN segment on Peripheral Arterial Disease.

Recognize the symptoms of peripheral artery disease

Michael Jaff, DO, encourages the public to recognize the symptoms of peripheral artery disease, a circulatory condition in which arteries narrowed by atherosclerosis reduce blood flow to the limbs, particularly to the legs and arms.

Michael Jaff, DO, discusses diabetes and its potential complications, such as peripheral artery disease

Michael Jaff, DO, Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center, says that if you have diabetes, your odds are 1 in 3 of developing peripheral artery disease, with potentially serious consequences. Learn more about why peripheral artery disease often goes undetected, and how it can be diagnosed and treated.

Michael Jaff, DO, explains how knowing your personal and family history may help prevent a stroke

Michael Jaff, DO, Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center explains how carotid artery disease can cause a stroke, unless it is found early and treated, and how you can identify your risk for this condition.

Michael Jaff, DO, explains Care Redesign

The Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Physicians Organization Care Redesign initiative is developing new approaches to providing more integrated care that is focused on patients and families.

Mass General experts discuss diabetes

Our physicians discuss the education, management and prevention of diabetes, a condition affecting nearly 24 million adults and children in the United States.

Vascular Center celebrates five years

MGH Hotline 11.06.09 More than 100 MGH Vascular Center physicians, nurses and staff members gathered at the Liberty Hotel ballroom Oct. 28 to celebrate five years of excellence in clinical care, education and research.

MGH leads team demonstration of complex vascular interventions

MGH Hotline 11.19.10

VIVA Las Vegas

Mass General Heart & Vascular Center physicians perform demonstrations of complex vascular interventions for an educational conference in Las Vegas.

In General awards and honors 1.28.11

MGH Hotline 1.28.11 In General

Smoking Linked to Vascular Diseases

Quit smoking initiatives provide awareness and resources: featuring Q&A with Michael R. Jaff, medical director of the Mass General Vascular Center

Jaff to lead care redesign

Michael R. Jaff, DO, medical director of the Vascular Center, Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory and Vascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory, has been named the new leader of MGH/MGPO care redesign, part of the Partners-wide Strategic Initiative focused on ways to improve quality and efficiency of care.

Collaborative caring

To introduce the Institute of Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care to the MGH community, “Health Information Day” will be held Sept. 12 from 7 am to 8 pm under the Bulfinch Tents.

MGH physician offers tips on avoiding deep vein thrombosis

Learn more about the signs and symptoms of DVT as well as helpful hints on how to lessen the risk of developing this common but serious vascular condition.

Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Systemic Cardiovascular Disease

Experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care present a dynamic symposium on systemic cardiovascular disease.

The economics of cardiovascular disease

Michael R. Jaff, DO, chair of the MGH Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, addresses rising costs in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for Americans.

Another First for One of America's Great Healthcare Innovators

On September 9, 2013 the Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care invited more than 130 visiting international physicians and their guests, in Boston for the 2013 UIP World Congress, to visit and tour their newest facilities.

Vascular Disease, Diabetes and Foot Ulcerations

Join Mass General experts for a continuing medical education event discussing interventions for patients with foot and ankle complications related to diabetes mellitus and vascular disease.

Advanced Technologies: When, Who, Why? Patient Selection to Optimize Therapeutic Outcomes

Experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care present their experience and provide a practical guide to clinical decision making for patients with heart failure, pulmonary embolism and cardiogenic stroke.

Extreme Endovascular: Thrills, Chills, and Spills

The Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care presents a dynamic symposium on novel interventional treatment options for patients with peripheral vascular disease.

Dr. Michael R. Jaff invited to chair a California health task force

Dr. Michael R. Jaff named chairman and moderator of a task force aimed at increasing awareness of peripheral artery disease.

Kidney stenting lowers blood pressure in patients with severe hypertension

Patients with uncontrolled renovascular hypertension saw a significant improvement in their blood pressure with renal artery stent deployment.

Mass General receives top honor for stroke patients’ quality of care

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has received a top honor from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) for its commitment to improving its quality of care to stroke patients. The “2013 Stroke Collaborative Reaching for Excellence (SCORE) Defect-Free Care Award” recognizes the MGH for providing defect-free care to more than 80 percent of patients admitted with stroke over the course of a year

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Phone: 617-726-3784
Fax: 617-724-0371

Interventional Cardiology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Warren 905
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-3784
Fax: 617-724-0371

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