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Linda Cashin Hemphill, MD

  • Director, LDL apheresis program


Accepting New Patients





Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Elevated cholesterol and/or triglycerides
  • Reduced HDL
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • LDL aphresis
  • Metabolic syndrome
Medical Education
  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Carney Hospital
  • Fellowship, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
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
  • 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
  • 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

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


  Linda Hemphill, MD is Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the LDL Apheresis Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Hemphill is an active clinical consultant in lipid management including high LDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, combined hyperlipidemia, elevated Lp(a) and metabolic syndrome. 

  Dr. Hemphill is a Fellow of the American Heart Association Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology as well as of the American College of Cardiology and the National Lipid Association.  She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.  She has published on familial hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis regression.

Research & Publications

Hemphill LC.  Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Current treatment options and patient selection for low-density lipoprotein apheresis.  J Clin Lipidol 2010;4:346-349

News & Events

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  • It's all in the genes: Identical twins fight high cholesterol

    Identical twins control FH, an inherited lipid disorder, thanks to apheresis treatments at the MGH - the only site in Massachusetts to offer the treatments for adults.


Boston Heart Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-4150
Phone 2: 617-643-2146
Fax: 617-643-2177

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