About Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD

Dr. Doreen DeFaria Yeh completed Internal Medicine Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Cardiology and Echocardiography fellowships at the University of California at San Francisco.  She completed advanced training in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Cardio-Obstetrics at University of San Francisco California currently serves as the Associate Director of the MGH Adult Congenital Heart Disease  (ACHD) Program and Co-Director of the MGH Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy 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 McGovern Memorial Award from the Department of Medicine in 2012 and 2016 for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in cardiology.  She also received the MGH, Department of Medicine Fellowship as part of the Eleanor and Miles Shore 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 ACHD Education.  She currently serves as the Director of the MGH Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program and Chair of Internship Selection for the Department of Medicine.   

Her clinical focus is ACHD, Pregnancy & Cardiovascular Disease particularly high-risk cardiac conditions in pregnancy as well as Echocardiography with expertise in ACHD Echocardiography.  Dr. DeFaria speaks regionally and nationally on these topics.   Assistant: Pamela Roberto (617-643-7024).

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Mass General Heart Center
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 866-644-8910

Medical Education

  • MD, UMASS Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, UC San Francisco

American Board Certifications

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

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Recent Publications:

DeFaria Yeh D, Bhatt AB. Editors.  ACHD in Clinical Practice. Springer 2018

DeFaria Yeh D et al.  Impaired RV reserve predicts adverse cardiac outcomes in adults with congenital right heart disease. Heart 2018

DeFaria Yeh D. Bicuspid aortic valve & coronary artery variants: gaining insights into genetic underpinnings. Heart 2017

Yucel E, DeFaria Yeh D. Pregnancy in Women with CHD.  Curr Treat Opt CV Med 2017

Yucel E...DeFaria Yeh D. Dehiscence of a Pulmonary Bioprosthesis with Pulmonary Artery Dissection in Congenital Pulmonic Stenosis. Echocardio 2017

Feins EN, DeFaria Yeh, D et al.  Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery: Surgical Repair, Anatomic & Function-based Follow-up. Ann ThorSurg 2016   

DeFaria Yeh D, King ME.     CHD in the Adult: What Should the Adult Cardiologist Know? Curr Card Reports 2015

Bhatt AB, DeFaria Yeh D.  Long-term outcomes in coarctation: evolving story of success & new challenges.  Heart 2015

Bhatt AB, DeFaria Yeh D. Pregnancy and ACHD. Cardiol Clin 2015

DeFaria Yeh D, Foster E. Is MRI the preferred method for evaluating RV function in CHD?Circ CV Imag 2014

DeFaria Yeh D et al. Use of stress echo in quantitating RV reserve  in tetralogy of Fallot. J Med Diagn Meth 2014

Stefenescu A, DeFaria Yeh D et al.    Heart Failure in ACHD. Curr Treat Opt CV Med 2014

DeFaria Yeh D, King ME. Echocardiographic Follow-up of Grown-Ups with CHD. CV Imag Rep 2013

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