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Dr. Doreen DeFaria Yeh completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Duke University and Medical Doctor degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed Internal Medicine Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Cardiology and Echocardiography fellowships at the University of California at San Francisco. She trained in Adult Congenital Heart Disease at University of San Francisco California currently serves as the Associate Director of the MGH Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Adult Cardiovascular Disease and Adult Echocardiography. The has received Certification from the National Board of Echocardiography for Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography.Dr. DeFaria was selected as one of the American College of Cardiology 2012 Emerging Faculty and received the Brian A. McGovern Memorial Award from the Department of Medicine in 2012 for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in cardiology. She also received the Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Medicine Fellowship as part of the Eleanor and Miles Shore Fellowships for Scholars in Medicine from Harvard Medical School. In 2013 she was awarded the Clinician Teacher Development Award, a 4 year grant supported by the Massachusetts General Hospital Physicians Organization and Center for Diversity and Inclusion, project titled: Redefine Education of Congenital Heart Disease in Adults in Massachusetts. Her clinical focus is Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Pregnancy and Cardiovascular Disease and Echocardiography with expertise in Adult Congenital Echocardiography. Dr. DeFaria speaks regionally and nationally (American College of Cardiology and American Society of Echocardiography) on these topics. Assistant: Pam O'Connor 617-643-7024.
Dr. DeFaria's research within the field of Adult Congenital Heart Disease focuses on effects of right ventricular exercise function on clinical outcomes as well as anomalous origins of the coronary arteries. Given her expertise in pregnancy and cardiovascular disease, she also studies effects of preconception counseling among women with structural heart disease as well as exercise reserve among women with peripartum cardiomyopathy.
Annual Multicultural Affairs Office Welcoming and Recognition reception, honored three Faculty Development Award recipients on Sept. 11 at the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation.
Throughout the month of February, our doctors and specialists in the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care will be sharing their expertise on various heart conditions and offering prevention tips in recognition of American Heart Month. Roughly one in every four deaths in the U.S. each year is due to heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for Americans.
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