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Robert (Bob) M. Schainfeld, DO

  • Associate Director, Vascular Medicine


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Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Vascular Center

Clinical Interests
  • Limb ulcerations
  • Lower extremity arterial revascularization
  • Endovascular treatment of vascular disease
  • Non-coronary atherosclerotic disease
  • Acute and chronic venous thromboembolic disease
  • Therapeutic angiogenesis for critical limb ischemia
Medical Education
  • D.O., College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • Residency, Oregon Health and Sciences University Hospital
  • Fellowship, Lahey Clinic|Fellowship, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
  • 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
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Dr. Schainfeld began his medical training at the Western University of Health Sciences where he received his DO degree in 1984. In 1991, he served as a fellow in Vascular Medicine and Hypertension at Lahey Clinic and completed fellowship training in Cardiovascular Medicine at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. After a national search, he joined the medical staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital having been recruited to serve as the Associate Director of Vascular Medicine.

Since his arrival to MGH, he has demonstrated his value and clinical expertise in vascular medicine. He is an integral member of the Interventional Cardiology Associates in the cardiac catheterization lab, where he serves as an interventional vascular medicine specialist performing a full-spectrum of endovascular procedures. He has developed a consultative Vascular Medicine service on the in-patient setting, and at the Vascular Center at MGH-West (Waltham). He is a regional expert in the diagnosis and management of atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease, venous thromboembolic disorders, vasculitis, vasospastic disease and uncommon, complex vascular disorders. He is frequently consulted by colleagues from a diverse spectrum of backgrounds, e.g. cardiology, vascular surgery, nephrology, neurology, hematology/oncology, podiatry, rheumatology, orthopedics, and endocrinology. He participates in the multidisciplinary patent-foramen ovale (PFO) committee, where he renders his opinion in consultation for patients with cryptogenic stroke, PFO and May-Thurner syndrome. Most recently, he has integrated his expertise in endovenous ablation for chronic venous disorders at the MGH-Vascular Center lending his experience and skills in compression sclerotherapy and the medical management of patients with acute and chronic venous thromboembolic diseases.

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Waltham MA, 02451
Phone: 781-487-6000781-487-2972
Fax: 781-487-2978
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