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Yeh, Doreen DeFaria, MD

  • Associate Director, MGH Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
  • Co-Director, MGH Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Service
  • Subspecialty Education Coordinator, Cardiology


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Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Pregnancy and heart disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Valvular heart disease
Medical Education
  • MD, UMASS Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, UC San Francisco
Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Foreign Languages
  • Portuguese
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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 - 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

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

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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.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

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. 

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News & Events

  • Supporting equal educational opportunities

    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.

  • February Heart Month: Advances in Treating Adult Congenital Heart Disease

    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.


Cardiac Unit Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-643-7024
Fax: 617-643-3963

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