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Michael (Michael) Ritt Jaff, DO

  • Medical Director, Mass General Vascular Center
  • Founder and Medical Director, VasCore, the Vascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory
  • Medical Director, Center for Specialized Services

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Overview

Michael R. Jaff, DO, is the medical director of the Fireman Vascular Center, founder and medical director of the Vascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory and medical director of the Center for Specialized Services at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Departments

Cardiology

Medicine

Surgery

Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Vascular Center

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
Medical Education
  • DO, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
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
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • 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

Michael R. Jaff, DO, is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Medical Director of the Fireman Vascular Center; Founder and Medical Director of VasCore, the Vascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory; and Medical Director of the Mass General Center for Specialized Services.

He is the first recipient of the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Endowed Chair in Vascular Medicine.

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 VasCore, the Vascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory, which is 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.

Dr. Jaff has published extensively in the field of vascular medicine with more than 200 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 having completed the HBS General Management Program.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

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.

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

SCAI/SVM expert consensus statement on Carotid Stenting: Training and credentialing for Carotid Stenting.

Aronow HD, Collins TJ, Gray WA, Jaff MR, Kluck BW, Patel RA, Rosenfield KA, Safian RD, Sobieszczyk PS, Wayangankar SA, White CJ.

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015 Nov 25. 

Durability of Treatment Effect Using a Drug-Coated Balloon for Femoropopliteal Lesions: 24-Month Results of IN.PACT SFA.

Laird JR, Schneider PA, Tepe G, Brodmann M, Zeller T, Metzger C, Krishnan P, Scheinert D, Micari A, Cohen DJ, Wang H, Hasenbank MS, Jaff MR; IN.PACT SFA Trial Investigators.

J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Dec 1;66(21):2329-38. 

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News & Events

  • Providing patient education during PAD Awareness Month

    Each September, the MGH recognizes PAD Awareness month to educate the public about this little known disease. Michael R. Jaff, DO, answers some commonly asked questions.

  • Providing patient education during PAD Awareness Month

    Each September, the MGH recognizes PAD Awareness month to educate the public about this little known disease. Michael R. Jaff, DO answers some commonly asked questions.

  • First U.S.-based trial supports the effectiveness of a drug-coated balloon for patients with PAD

    In January 2015, the U.S. FDA approved the use of a drug-coated balloon to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD) based on research spearheaded by Kenneth Rosenfield, MD, and Michael R. Jaff, DO.

  • Planning a return to Haiti

    In February 2015, Elizabeth Christiansen, RVT, Corinne Payette, RVT, and vascular medicine fellow Jessica Mintz, DO, traveled to Haiti to teach physicians how to perform lifesaving ultrasound exams in their native environment.

  • Harnessing the power of PERT

    The MGH recently hosted a scientific symposium, "Pulmonary Embolism: What Is Known, What We Need To Know" to discuss improvements in PE detection, care coordination and patient management.

  • VasCore opens training facility for vascular professionals

    On April 23, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the opening of the VasCore Training and Education Center (VTEC), a groundbreaking facility and meeting hub in downtown Boston that aims to provide hands-on, customized training using the latest advancements in vascular imaging.

  • Fireman Vascular Center established, Jaff named Chair in Vascular Medicine

    The MGH community had two reasons to celebrate on Sept. 22 – the establishment of the Fireman Vascular Center and the creation of the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Chair in Vascular Medicine.

  • Sweet twist

    The 2014 My Giving Helps: The MGH Fund + United Way employee campaign celebrated the final week of its annual fundraising efforts with a special weeklong sale of blue and orange cupcakes made by Nutrition and Food Services and sold at eateries around campus.

  • Marking PAD awareness month

    September is PAD awareness month, and in recognition Michael R. Jaff, DO, medical director of the Mass General Fireman Vascular Center and chair of the Mass General Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, addresses some questions about the disease.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • In General awards and honors 1.28.11

    MGH Hotline 1.28.11 In General

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Contact

Vascular Medicine
55 Fruit street
Warren 905
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-3784
Fax: 617-724-0371

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