About Aaron Baggish, MD

Dr. Aaron Baggish is the Director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center. He serves as team cardiologist / physician for numerous athletic organizations including US Soccer, US Rowing, Harvard University Athletics,  New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, New England Revolution, and is medical director for the BAA Boston Marathon.

Dr. Baggish received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then completed internal medicine training and cardiovascular fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His on-going research focuses on heart function and heart disease in athletic individuals. He is the Director of the Cardiovascular Performance Program, a Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center program that provides clinical care and exercise testing for active individuals. Dr. Baggish is medical director for the Boston Marathon and serves as team cardiologist for the New England Patriots, the Boston Bruins, the New England Revolution, US Men's and Women's Soccer, and US Rowing.

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Locations

Cardiac Unit Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
617-643-7117
Fax: 617-643-7222

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Research

Dr. Baggish overseas research and the Cardiovascular Performance Program. The CPP research team focuses on studying cardiovascular adaptations to exercise as they apply to health, disease, and human performance.

Publications

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    • Baggish AL, et al. Training-Specific Changes in Cardiac Structure and Function: A Prospective and Longitudinal Assessment of Competitive Athletes. J Appl Physiol. 2008
    • Baggish AL, et al. The Impact of Endurance Exercise Training on Left Ventricular Systolic Mechanics. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008
    • Baggish AL et al.,  Cardiovascular Screening in College Athletes With and Without ElectrocardiographyA Cross-sectional Study. Annals of Internal Med. 2010
    • Kim JH, et al., Baggish AL. Cardiac Arrests during Long-Distance Running Races. N Engl J Med. 2012.
    •  Weiner RB, et al. Baggish AL. Blood Pressure and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy During American Style Football Participation. Circulation. 2013
    •  Zilinski J, et al., Baggish AL. Myocardial adaptations to recreational marathon training among middle-aged men. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. 2015
    •  Baggish AL, Weiner RB, Kanayama G, Hudson JI, Lu MT, Hoffmann U, Pope HG Jr. Cardiovascular Toxicity of Illicit Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Use. Circulation. 2017