- Centers & Specialties
- Clinical Interests
- Preventive cardiology
- Lipid disorders
- Cardiovascular genetics
- Cardiovascular risk reduction
- Coronary artery disease
- Coronary heart disease
- Cardiovascular disease prevention
- Familial hypercholesterolemia
- Ischemic heart disease
- Premature Atherosclerosis
- Medical Education
- MMSc, Harvard University
- MD, UC San Francisco School of Medicine
- Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Board Certifications
- Internal Medicine
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Existing Patients
- Patient Gateway
- Insurances Accepted
- 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
- Medicare - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
- OSW - Maine
- OSW - New Hampshire
- OSW - Rhode Island
- 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
- Well Sense Pediatrics
Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.
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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 .
- Research Summary
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.
Two recent studies expand practitioners’ tool kits during a consult by providing patients with two action steps to help manage risk of premature death from heart disease
Experimental “knockout” models are useful to study gene function. This poster highlights naturally-occurring null mutations and their phenotypic consequences in humans.
Cardiovascular health management, such as exercise, avoiding cigarettes, and eating healthy, is vital for Americans to live longer, healthier lives. For many, medications such as statins, may be additionally required to manage cardiovascular health.
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