About Pradeep Natarajan, MD, MMSc

Dr. Natarajan is the Director of Preventive Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his BA in molecular biology with Honors and Phi Beta Kappa in 2004 from the University of California, Berkeley. He received his MD with Alpha Omega Alpha in 2008 from the University of California, San Francisco. He received his MMSc in biomedical informatics in 2015 from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Natarajan completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 2011. He completed his clinical and research fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 2015.

Dr. Natarajan researches the genetic drivers of human atherosclerosis using genetic epidemiology, large-scale sequencing studies, digital health, and genotype-driven human investigation. In addition to his research efforts, Dr. Natarajan is a clinical cardiologist focusing on heart attack prevention, cardiovascular risk reduction, premature heart attack, lipid disorders, and cardiovascular genetics based at the MGH Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center.

To learn more about Dr. Natarajan's research, please visit http://natarajanlab.mgh.harvard.edu.

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Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center
25 New Chardon Street
Suite 301
Boston, MA 02114-4774
Phone: 617-726-1843
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Medical Education

  • MMSc, Harvard University
  • MD, UC San Francisco School of Medicine
  • MD, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Intermediate Care Facility, Mental Illness, Unknown Board
  • Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

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Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, is the leading cause of death in the United States. A large proportion of cardiovascular risk is heritable through known (e.g. lipids, blood pressure) and undiscovered mechanisms. Dr. Natarajan leverages natural human genetic variation, biomarkers, human physiology, and digital health to: 1) understand the biology of atherosclerosis in humans; 2) identify new therapeutic targets to reduce cardiovascular risk; 3) predict risk for developing a heart attack; and 4) identify individuals who may benefit from tailored preventive strategies.