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About Azar Radfar, MD
Azar Radfar, MSc, PhD, MD is joining the staff on 7/1/2022 as a non-invasive cardiologist. She received MSc in Biochemistry at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. She received her MD degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at University of Massachusetts university hospital, her Cardiology Fellowship at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and her Cardiovascular Imaging-Nuclear Cardiology Fellowship at MGH. Her research interests are in applying advanced cardiovascular imaging, especially positron emission tomography, to better understand the mechanisms linking stressors to cardiovascular disease. She will be seeing patients on Yawkey 5, along with doing inpatient coverage and teaching service time, and participating in the Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography Labs.
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
- Clinical cardiology
- Coronary artery disease
- Non-invasive cardiovascular imaging
- Nuclear cardiology
- Preventive cardiology
- Farsi, Spanish
Mass General Heart Center
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
- MD, Ross University School of Medicine
- Residency, UMASS Medical Center
- Fellowship, Jackson Memorial Hospital
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital*****
American Board Certifications
- Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Accepted Insurance Plans
- Aetna Health Inc.
- Beech Street
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
- BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
- Cigna (PAL #'s)
- Commonwealth Care Alliance
- Fallon Community HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
- Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
- Humana/Choice Care PPO
- Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
- Mass General Brigham Health Plan - ACD
- Mass General Brigham Health Plan - PBO
- Medicare - ACD
- Medicare ACO - ACD
- Medicare ACO - PBO
- OSW - Connecticut
- OSW - Maine
- OSW - New Hampshire
- OSW - Rhode Island
- OSW - Vermont
- Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
- Railroad Medicare
- Railroad Medicare - ACD
- Senior Whole Health
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.
Dr. Radfar?s research interests are in applying advanced cardiovascular imaging, especially positron emission tomography, to better understand the mechanisms linking stressors to cardiovascular disease including both atherosclerosis and Takotsubo syndrome.
Radfar A, Abohashem S, Osborne MT, Wang Y, Dar T, Hassan MZO, Ghoneem A, Naddaf N, Patrich T, Abbasi T, Zureigat H, Jaffer J, Ghazi P, Scott JA, Shin LM, Pitman RK, Neilan TG, Wood MJ, Tawakol A. Stress-associated neurobiological activity associates with the risk for and timing of subsequent Takotsubo syndrome. Eur Heart J. 2021 May 14;42(19):1898-1908. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehab029. PMID: 33768230; PMCID: PMC8121551.
Azar Radfar, Jack P. Andrews, Marc R. Dweck, Jagat Narula, and Ahmed Tawakol. ?Clinical Molecular Imaging of Inflammation and Calcification in Atherosclerosis.? Chapter 14th, Atlas of Nuclear Cardiology. 5th edition, Springer. Editors: Vasken Dilsizian, Jagat Narula. 2021, Page 513-530.
Abohashem S, Osborne MT, Dar T, Naddaf N, Abbasi T, Ghoneem A, Radfar A, Patrich T, Oberfeld B, Tung B, Fayad ZA, Rajagopalan S, Tawakol A. A leucopoietic-arterial axis underlying the link between ambient air pollution and cardiovascular disease in humans. Eur Heart J. 2021 Feb 14;42(7):761-772. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa982. PMID: 33428721; PMCID: PMC7882372.
* Osborne MT, *Radfar A, Hassan MZO, Abohashem S, Oberfeld B, Patrich T, Tung B, Wang Y, Ishai A, Scott JA, Shin LM, Fayad ZA, Koenen KC, Rajagopalan S, Pitman RK, Tawakol A. A neurobiological mechanism linking transportation noise to cardiovascular disease in humans. Eur Heart J. 2019 Nov 26. pii: ehz820. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehz820. *Azar Radfar and Osborne MT contributed equally to this work and are co-first authors.
Madva EN, Celano CM, Kim S, Bell M, Radfar A, Ibrahim NE, Dar T, Albanese A, Tawakol A, Huffman JC. A Care Management Intervention for Noncardiac Chest Pain: Treatment Development and Feasibility Assessment. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2022 Apr 19;24(2):21m03045. doi: 10.4088/PCC.21m03045. PMID: 35452569.
Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, Nicolas Guehl, Sally Ji Who Kim, Michael Osborne, Azar Radfar, Marc Normandin, Ahmed Tawakol, Georges El Fakhri and Nathaniel Alpert. Two-injection single-scan rest/stress imaging with 13N-ammonia: First human studies. Journal of Nuclear Medicine, May 2018, 59 (supplement 1) 1515.
Radfar A, M?ndez D, Moneriz C, Linares M, Mar?n-Garc?a P, Puyet A, Diez A, Bautista JM. Synchronous culture of Plasmodium falciparum at high parasitemia levels. Nature Protocol. 2009 Nov; 4(12): 1899-1915. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 20010926. Publication Status: Published.
Radfar A, Diez A, Bautista JM. Chloroquine mediates specific proteome oxidative damage across the erythrocytic cycle of resistant Plasmodium falciparum. Free Radical Biology and Medicine. 2008 Jun; 44(12): 2034-2042. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 18397762. Publication Status: Published.
Nogueira F, Diez A, Radfar A, P?rez-Benavente S, do Rosario VE, Puyet A, Bautista JM. Early transcriptional response to chloroquine of the Plasmodium falciparum antioxidant defence in sensitive and resistant clones. Acta Tropica. 2010 May; 114(2): 109-115. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 20138820. Publication Status: Published.
Dar T, *Azar Radfar and Tawseef Dar contributed equally to this work and are co-first authors.Radfar A, Abohashem S, Pitman RK, Tawakol A, Osborne MT. Psychosocial Stress and Cardiovascular Disease. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2019 Apr 26;21(5):23. doi: 10.1007/s11936-019-0724-5. PMID: 31028483; PMCID: PMC6568256. *Azar Radfar and Tawseef Dar contributed equally to this work and are co-first authors.
Azar Radfar, Jack P Andrews, Ahmed Tawakol, Jagat Narula, Mark Dweck. Invited Chapter 14 on ?Clinical Molecular Imaging of Inflammation and Calcification in Atherosclerosis.? The Atlas of Nuclear Cardiology, Fifth Edition, Pages 513-530, published by Springer 2021.
Azar Radfar, Shady Abohashem, Michael T Osborne, Ahmed Tawakol. Chapter 17 on ?Atherosclerosis Imaging.? FDG-PET/CT and PET/MR in Cardiovascular Diseases. Editors: Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, Patrick Martineau. Will be published by Springer in 2022.
Paul Elias, Jonatan D Nunez Berton, Marian T Calfa, and Azar Radfar*. Case Report: A Rare Case of Biatrial Thrombus in the Absence of Interatrial Shunt. Clinical Medical Reviews and Case Reports. 2021, Open Access. DOI: 10.23937/2378-3656/1410356. *Corresponding author.
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