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Doreen DeFaria Yeh, 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, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, University of California San Francisco
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • 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
  • 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
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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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 regularly speaks nationally at the 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
Adult Congenital Heart Disease 
Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult: What Should the Adult Cardiologist Know? Current Cardiology Reports. 2015

Is MRI the preferred method for evaluating right ventricular size and function in patients with congenital heart disease?  Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014

Echocardiographic Follow-up of Grown-Ups with Congenital Heart Disease: Update 2013.  Cardiovascular Imaging Reports 2013

Use of supine bicycle stress echocardiography in quantitating right ventricular reserve and exercise capacity in adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot. J Med Diagn Meth 2014


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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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