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Paul L. Huang, MD, PhD

  • Physician, Mass General Concierge Medicine

Overview

Paul Huang, MD, PhD has joined the Concierge Medicine Practice at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Huang’s career has focused on preventive care, health screening, wellness, nutrition and fitness.  He is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  Learn more about Concierge Medicine.

Departments

Cardiology

Medicine

Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Obesity medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular disease
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • PhD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
Foreign Languages
  • French
  • Mandarin Chinese
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
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 - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • 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

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult
Gender
Male

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Biography

Dr. Paul Huang graduated from Columbia College summa cum laude at the age of 17, and received his MD and PhD degrees from Harvard Medical School. He completed his Internal Medicine residency and Cardiology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and was selected Chief Medical Resident in 1990. Dr. Huang is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has practiced Internal Medicine and Cardiology at MGH continuously for the past 31 years.

Internationally known as a leader in the area of nitric oxide (NO) biology, Dr. Huang’s research investigates the molecular mechanisms linking diabetes, obesity and hyperlipidemia to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. He leads CAMP MGH (Cardiovascular and Metabolic Patient Cohort), a large clinical cohort that draws subjects from MGH Heart Center patients. Dr. Huang has been an Established Investigator of the AHA, and was elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigators. He serves on a variety of grant review committees for the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association, and is a Principal Investigator in the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.

Dr. Huang’s clinical interests are in cardiovascular disease prevention with a particular interest in links between diabetes and heart disease. In 2005, he founded the MGH Cardiac Metabolic Syndrome Program in the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center. This multidisciplinary program helps participants reduce their risks for heart disease by focusing on nutrition, physical activities and mindset toward healthy behavior over the long term.

In 2016, Dr. Huang joined the new MGH Concierge Medicine practice. He provides primary care to patients in the practice, with a focus on preventive care, health screening, wellness, nutrition, and fitness.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Paul Huang's research focuses on the roles of nitric oxide (NO) in cardiovascular disease and metabolism, using techniques ranging from molecular biology, physiology, and genetically altered mouse models, to human translational studies and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell approaches. His research laboratory is studying how the metabolic abnormalities seen in diabetes and obesity affect vascular function and predispose to cardiovascular disease, including stroke and heart attack. His most recent work shows the importance of eNOS phosphorylation to atherosclerosis, stroke, and insulin resistance. Clinically, Dr. Huang leads the Cardiac Metabolic Syndrome Program in the MGH Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center. He is PI of the translational research CAMP MGH Study (MGH Cardiology and Metabolic Patient Cohort), the first and largest cohort derived from MGH Heart Center patients with detailed phenotyping, genotyping, and physiologic characterization of glucose tolerance and vascular dysfunction. As a member of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Dr. Huang is deriving iPS cells from subjects carrying genetic variants that increase risk for type 2 diabetes to test beta cell function, and from subjects with chemotherapy induced cardiomyopathy to test cardiac myocytes contractility.

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Selected recent publications

  1.  Huang PL. Creating a comprehensive definition for metabolic syndrome. Dis Models Mech 2009; 2: 231-7.
  2.  Huang PL. eNOS, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. Trends Endocrinol Metab 2009; 20: 295-302.
  3. Schleicher M, Yu J, Murata T, Derakhshan B, Atochin D, Qian L, Kashiwagi S, Di Lorenzo AD, Harrison KD, Huang PL* and Sessa WC*. The Akt1-eNOS axis illustrates the specificity of kinase/substrate relationships in vivo. Science Signaling 2009, 2: ra41.
  4. Rask-Madsen C, Li, Q, Freund B, Feather D, Abramov R, Wu IH, Chen K, Yamamoto-Hiraoka J, Goldenbogen J, Sotiropoulos KB, Clermont A, Geraldes P, Dal'Osso C, Wagers AJ, Huang PL, Rekhter M, Scalia R, Kahn CR and King GL. Loss of insulin signaling in vascular endothelial cells accelerates atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E null mice. Cell Metabolism 2010; 11: 379-89.
  5. Huang PL. HDAC5: Going with the flow. Blood 2010; 115: 2728-9.
  6. Atochin DN, Yuzawa I, Li Q, Rauwerdkin K, Malhotra R, Brouckaert P, Ayata C, Moskowitz MA, Bloch KD, Huang PL*, Buys ES*. Soluble guanylate cyclase alpha 1 beta 1 limits stroke size and attenuates neurological injury. Stroke 2010; 41: 1815-9.
  7. Ling Y, Pong T, Vassiliou CC, Huang PL, Cima MJ. Implantable magnetic sensors measure cumulative exposure to cardiac biomarkers. Nature Biotechnol 2011, in press.

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News & Events

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

Contact

MGH Concierge Medicine
50 Staniford St
10th Floor
Boston MA, 02114
Phone: 617-643-2132
Fax: 617-724-2219
Cardiac Unit Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-6750
Fax: 617-724-6767

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