About Saumya Das, MD,PhD

After finishing college, medical school and graduate school at Harvard Medical School, I graduated with an MD-PhD in 2000. I completed my training in internal medicine, cardiovascular sciences and clinical electrophysiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, where I am was on staff from 2007-2011. I was then at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as the Co-director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Center and ran an active research program on RNA biomarkers for heart failure and arrhythmias.

I was recruited back to MGH and am the co-director of the Resynchronization and Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics Program.  I am seeing general cardiac arrhythmia patients, with a special emphasis on patients with inherited arrhythmias, cardiomyopathies and sudden cardiac death.

My research focuses on understanding mechanisms of arrhythmias in heart failure, discovering new tests to provide better identification of patients at risk of developing heart failure or arrhythmias, and uncovering new therapies to treat heart failure.  I see patients with a range of cardiac arrhythmia problems, including heart failure, supraventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death.

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Locations

Mass General Heart Center: Electrophysiology Lab
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-4500
Fax: 617-726-3852

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine

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Research

My research focuses on discovering new types of blood markers that can help predict patients who develop worsening heart failure or arrhythmias. My laboratory has optimized new methods to visualize and study vesicles in the blood that can carry some of the markers and transfer them between different organs as a new type of signaling.

We use the discovery of these new types of blood markers to study their functional role in mediating heart disease progression and are trying to develop new types of therapies to halt the progression of heart failure and arrhythmias. 

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