About Gaurav Parmar, MBBS, MPH

Dr. Gaurav Parmar is an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Vascular Medicine staff physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Parmar holds a Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology from University of Alabama at Birmingham, a Doctor of Medicine from Government Medical College Bhavnagar (India), and completed a Fellowship in Vascular Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is board certified in Vascular Medicine (American Board of Vascular Medicine). Dr. Parmar is associate program director for the Vascular Medicine Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Parmar frequently presents at national and regional conferences, and moderates sessions, including at the American Public Health Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, and Society for Vascular Medicine. He is the author of numerous publications, including book chapters and peer reviewed-publications, and serves as a reviewer for a variety of scientific journals, including the Vascular Medicine, official journal of the Society for Vascular Medicine. Dr Parmar has received multiple honors, including both teaching and residence awards. He is a Fellow of the Society for Vascular Medicine (FSVM), and the American College of Cardiology (FACC). He also serves as a co-chair of the education committee of the Society for Vascular Medicine.

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Locations

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

Mass General Vascular Center at Waltham
52 Second Ave.
Suite 2100
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-487-2800

Mass General Revere HealthCare Center
300 Ocean Ave.
Revere, MA 02151
Phone: 781-485-6140

Medical Education

  • MBBS, Government Medical College Bhavnagar
  • Residency, Baptist Health
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, University of Alabama

American Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine
  • Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement
  • Registered Physician for Vascular Interpretation, Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement
  • Vascular Medicine, American Board of Vascular Medicine

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Research

Dr. Parmar's research interest focuses on epidemiology, outcomes, and disparities in cardiovascular diseases. He has served as the Science Director of the Outcomes Unit for the NIH-supported study, the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Disparities in Stroke-MI (REGARDS-MI), which is one of the largest cohort studies encompassing prospective tracking of over 30,000 participants from the conterminous U.S. Dr. Parmar was also the first to survey health care needs of the American Indian tribal members, preparing a 62-page report, which is the first to document the health status of Alabama Indians.

Publications

  • Weinberg I, Parmar G. A Quick Fix for Better Walking? That's Probably a Bit of a Stretch. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2019 Aug;20(8):628-629. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31420071/)

    Parmar GM, Novak Z, Spangler E, Patterson M, Passman MA, Beck AW, Pearce BJ. Statin use improves limb salvage after intervention for peripheral arterial disease. J Vasc Surg. 2019 Aug;70(2):539-546. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30718113/)

    Shendre A, Parmar GM*, Dillon C, Beasley TM, Limdi NA. Influence of Age on Warfarin Dose, Anticoagulation Control, and Risk of Hemorrhage. Pharmacotherapy. 2018 Jun;38(6):588-596. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29393514/) (*co-first author)

    Parmar GM, Lowman B, Combs BR, Taylor SM, Patterson MA, Passman MA, Jordan WD Jr. Effect of lipid-modifying drug therapy on survival after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Aug;58(2):355-63. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23561430/)

    Safford MM, Parmar G, Barasch CS, Halanych JH, Glasser SP, Goff DC, Prineas RJ, Brown TM. Hospital laboratory reporting may be a barrier to detection of 'microsize' myocardial infarction in the US: an observational study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2013 May 1;13:162. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23635044/)

    Durant RW, Parmar G, Shuaib F, Le A, Brown TM, Roth DL, Hovater M, Halanych JH, Shikany JM, Prineas RJ, Samdarshi T, Safford MM. Awareness and Management of Chronic Disease, Insurance Status, and Health Professional Shortage Areas in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS): A Cross-Sectional Study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 Jul 20;12(1):208. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22818296/)huaib FM, Durant RW, Parmar G, Brown TM, Roth DL, Hovater M, Halanych JH, Shikany JM, Howard G, Safford MM. Awareness, treatment and control of hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia and area-level mortality regions in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 May;23(2):903-21. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22643632/)

    Shuaib FM, Durant RW, Parmar G, Brown TM, Roth DL, Hovater M, Halanych JH, Shikany JM, Howard G, Safford MM. Awareness, treatment and control of hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia and area-level mortality regions in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 May;23(2):903-21. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22643632/)

    Quinney BE, Parmar GM, Nagre SB, Patterson M, Passman MA, Taylor S, Chambers J, Jordan WD. Long-term single institution comparison of endovascular aneurysm repair and open aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Dec;54(6):1592-8. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22137301/)

    Brown TM, Parmar G, Durant RW, Halanych JH, Hovater M, Muntner P, Prineas RJ, Roth DL, Samdarshi TE, Safford MM. Health Professional Shortage Areas, Insurance Status, and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011;22(4):1179-89. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22080702/)

    Keith CJ Jr, Passman MA, Carignan MJ, Parmar GM, Nagre SB, Patterson MA, Taylor SM, Jordan WD Jr. Protocol implementation of selective postoperative lumbar spinal drainage after thoracic aortic endograft. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Jan;55(1):1-8; discussion 8. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21981799/)

    Halanych JH, Shuaib F, Parmar G, Tanikella R, Howard VJ, Roth DL, Prineas RJ, Safford MM. Agreement on cause of death between proxies, death certificates, and clinician adjudicators in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Jun 1;173(11):1319-26. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21540327/)

    Parmar G, Ghuge P, Halanych JH, Funkhouser E, Safford MM. Cardiovascular outcome ascertainment was similar using blinded and unblinded adjudicators in a national prospective study. J Clin Epidemiol. 2010 Oct;63 (10): 1159-63. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20430582/)

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