Overview

Dr. Dudzinski is a cardiologist, cardiac intensivist, and echocardiographer at HMS &  MGH. Dr. Dudzinski trained at MGH, where he was a chief resident, and is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, nuclear cardiology, adult comprehensive echocardiography & critical care medicine. Dr. Dudzinski directs the cardiac intensive care unit & focuses clinical, research, admin & educational efforts in the novel area of critical care cardiology.

Departments

Cardiology

Medicine

Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Echocardiography
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thoracic aortic disease
  • Quality and safety
  • Medical education
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • 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
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • 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.

Patient Age Group
Adult
Provider Gender
Male

Biography

Dr. Dudzinski is a cardiologist, cardiac intensivist and echocardiographer at Harvard Medical School and Mass General.  Dr. Dudzinski trained at Mass General, where he was a chief resident, and is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, nuclear cardiology, adult comprehensive echocardiography and critical care medicine. He serves as a staff cardiac intensivist in the cardiac and cardiac surgical intensive care units, with a clinical expertise centered on the nascent field of critical care cardiology. 

 Dr. Dudzinski’s academic interests are in pulmonary embolism (PE), right ventricle function, procedural echocardiography, aortic disease, quality improvement, medical education, resuscitation science and emergency cardiovascular care and critical care cardiology. Dr. Dudzinski conducts empiric research on imaging in PE, has been involved in the growth of the Mass General Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT), and has long-term interests in improving PE related mortality, cardiopulmonary function of PE survivors and augmenting public health awareness of PE. Dr. Dudzinski is also an expert in quality of care, specifically appropriate use criteria (AUC) as applied to diagnostic imaging. He serves as the safety officer for both the Mass General  cardiac intensive care unit and echocardiography laboratory. 

 Dr. Dudzinski invests significant time in medical education, advocating for creation of formal cardiology-critical care fellowship training, and formally teaching medical students, residents, fellows and internists about electrocardiography, echocardiography, intensive care and stress testing. Dr. Dudzinski is also an attorney with expertise in the scientific and legal aspects of the regulation of protein-based therapeutics, and he serves on the American College of Cardiology’s national medical professional liability working group. 

 

News & Events

  • PE Survivors May Benefit from Exercise Rehabilitation

    Researchers determined that impairments in exercise capacity in patients following pulmonary embolism were due to deconditioning, not cardiopulmonary dysfunction

  • Cardiologist 'merits' notice by giving back

    As director of the MGH Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and “co-director” of three young children at home, David Dudzinski, MD, will tell you he has his hands full on a weekly basis.

  • #ACC18: Scientific Session in Summary

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  • #ACC18: A Twitter Roundup

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  • #ACC18: A Twitter Roundup

    Health care professionals at this year’s American College of Cardiology Scientific Session and Expo discussed late-breaking research, innovative treatment approaches and brand new guidelines. The conversations carried over from the podium and conference halls onto Twitter.

  • ACC.18: Eight Sessions to See

    Eight can't miss sessions at the ACC.18 Scientific Sessions that include Mass General presenters.

Contact

Cardiac Unit Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-643-0853