About Aaron Aguirre, MD, PhD

Aaron Aguirre is an attending cardiologist and critical care physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and his doctoral degree in electrical and biomedical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He trained in internal medicine, cardiology, and critical care at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Aguirre's research has focused on the development of high-resolution optical imaging methods and catheter device technologies for a variety of clinical applications. Most recently, his laboratory has developed innovative molecular imaging and microscopy techniques to investigate the biology of myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and circulatory shock in animal models. In addition, the laboratory studies acute decompensated heart failure and shock in patients using machine learning applied to multidimensional data sources from the cardiac intensive care units at the MGH. Dr. Aguirre's research laboratory is located at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine and the Center for Systems Biology at MGH and is closely affiliated with the MGH Cardiovascular Research Center. Dr. Aguirre is also a clinical affiliate of the MGH Healthcare Transformation Lab, where he leads projects involving the development of new digital health and medical device technologies for use in the intensive care unit.

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

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School/ BWH
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, VA Boston Healthcare System

American Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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