Michael A. Fifer, MD, directs the Cardiac Cath Lab, Interventional Cardiology Associates, and the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center.
- Centers & Specialties
- Clinical Interests
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Left ventricular hypertrophy
- Medical Education
- MD, Harvard Medical School
- Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Board Certifications
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Internal Medicine
- 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 - other
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
- Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
- Humana/Choice Care PPO
- 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
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
- Well Sense Pediatrics
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Dr. Fifer's research focuses on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He has been a pioneer in the use of alcohol septal ablation, an innovative procedure for patients with the obstructive form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The research arm of the program is currently conducting translational and clinical studies aimed at elucidating the pathophysiologic mechanism of the disease and discovering new treatments.
- Research Summary
Dr. Fifer's research focuses on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He introduced alcohol septal ablation, an innovative procedure for patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, to the northeastern United States. He has published definitive reviews on the management of hypertrohpic cardiomyopathy in Circulation. The research program of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program of the Heart Center of Massachusetts General Hospital is currently conducting translational and clinical studies aimed at elucidating the pathophysiologic mechanism of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and discovering new treatments for the disease.
- Rothman RD, Baggish AL, O’Callaghan C, Lowry PA, Bhatt AB, MacRae CA, Yannekis G, Sanborn DM, Mela T, Yeh RW, Palacios I, Vlahakes GJ, Fifer MA. Management strategy in 249 consecutive patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy referred to a dedicated program. Am J Card 2012;110:1169-74.
- Elmariah S, Fifer MA. Medical, surgical and interventional management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with obstruction. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2012;14:665-678.
- Sanborn DMY, Sigwart U, Fifer MA. Patient selection for alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy: clinical and echocardiographic evaluation. Interv Cardiol 2012;4:349-59.
- Shimada YJ,. Passeri JJ, Baggish AL, O’Callaghan C, Lowry PA, Yannekis G, Abbara S, Ghoshhajra BB, Ho CY, Januzzi JL, Seidman CE, Fifer MA. Effects of losartan on left ventricular hypertrophy and fibrosis in patients with nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Am Coll Cardiology HF 2013;1:480-7.
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