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Doreen DeFaria Yeh, MD

  • Associate Director, MGH Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
  • Co-Director, MGH Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Program
  • Associate Program Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship


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Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Pregnancy and heart disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Valvular heart disease
Medical Education
  • MD, UMASS Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, UC San Francisco
Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Foreign Languages
  • Portuguese
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • 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
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • 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

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. Doreen DeFaria Yeh completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Duke University and Medical Doctor degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  She completed Internal Medicine Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Cardiology and Echocardiography fellowships at the University of California at San Francisco.  She trained in Adult Congenital Heart Disease at University of San Francisco California currently serves as the Associate Director of the MGH Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program.   She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Adult Cardiovascular Disease and Adult Echocardiography. The has received Certification from the National Board of Echocardiography for Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography.

Dr. DeFaria was selected as one of the American College of Cardiology 2012 Emerging Faculty and received the Brian A. McGovern Memorial Award from the Department of Medicine in 2012 for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in cardiology.  She also received the Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Medicine Fellowship as part of the Eleanor and Miles Shore Fellowships for Scholars in Medicine from Harvard Medical School.  In 2013 she was awarded the Clinician Teacher Development Award, a 4 year grant supported by the Massachusetts General Hospital Physicians Organization and Center for Diversity and Inclusion, project titled: Redefine Education of Congenital Heart Disease in Adults in Massachusetts. 

Her clinical focus is Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Pregnancy and Cardiovascular Disease and Echocardiography with expertise in Adult Congenital Echocardiography.  Dr. DeFaria speaks regionally and nationally (American College of Cardiology and American Society of Echocardiography) on these topics.   Assistant: Pam O'Connor 617-643-7024.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. DeFaria's research focuses on Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD), effects of right ventricular exercise function on clinical outcomes,  anomalous coronary origins and pregnancy and cardiac disease particularly peripartum cardiomyopathy. 

Recent Publications:

DeFaria Yeh D. Bicuspid aortic valve & coronary artery variants: gaining insights into genetic underpinnings. Heart 2017

Yucel E, DeFaria Yeh D. Pregnancy in Women with CHD.  CurrTreat Opt CV Med 2017

Yucel E...DeFaria Yeh D. Dehiscence of a Pulmonary Bioprosthesis with Pulmonary Artery Dissection in Congenital Pulmonic Stenosis. Echocardio 2017

Feins EN, DeFaria Yeh, D et al.  Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery: Surgical Repair, Anatomic & Function-based Follow-up. Ann ThorSurg 2016   

DeFaria Yeh D, King ME.     CHD in the Adult: What Should the Adult Cardiologist Know? Curr Card Reports 2015

Bhatt AB, DeFaria Yeh D.  Long-term outcomes in coarctation: evolving story of success & new challenges.  Heart 2015

Bhatt AB, DeFaria Yeh D. Pregnancy and ACHD. Cardiol Clin 2015

DeFaria Yeh D, Foster E. Is MRI the preferred method for evaluating RV function in patients with CHD?Circ CV Imag 2014

DeFaria Yeh D et al. Use of stress echo in quantitating RV reserve  in tetralogy of Fallot. J Med Diagn Meth 2014

Stefenescu A, DeFaria Yeh D et al.    Heart Failure in ACHD. Curr Treat Opt CV Med 2014

DeFaria Yeh D, King ME. Echocardiographic Follow-up of Grown-Ups with CHD. CV Imag Rep 2013

News & Events

  • #ACC18: Scientific Session in Summary

    Mass General physicians presented on the podium, moderated sessions or showcased posters over 50 times at the American College of Cardiology 2018 Scientific Session.

  • ACC.18: Eight Sessions to See

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

  • Supporting equal educational opportunities

    Annual Multicultural Affairs Office Welcoming and Recognition reception, honored three Faculty Development Award recipients on Sept. 11 at the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation.

  • February Heart Month: Advances in Treating Adult Congenital Heart Disease

    Throughout the month of February, our doctors and specialists in the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care will be sharing their expertise on various heart conditions and offering prevention tips in recognition of American Heart Month. Roughly one in every four deaths in the U.S. each year is due to heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for Americans.


Cardiac Unit Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-643-7024
Fax: 617-643-3963

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