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Vascular Medicine

Specialists in vascular medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart & Vascular Center provide advanced diagnosis, treatment and prevention approaches for diseases of the vascular or circulatory system. The circulatory system includes the arteries, veins and lymphatics.

Board-certified vascular medicine cardiologists at the Brigham are highly-trained and experienced. We treat thousands of patients each year with common diseases and complex conditions of the vascular system, such as peripheral artery disease and deep vein thrombosis, as well as rare arterial, venous or lymphatic diseases, such as vasculitis and lymphedema. As an academic medical center and teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, the Brigham’s vascular medicine specialists train the next generation of experts in caring for these diseases.

With a long history of research, our vascular medicine specialists have access to state-of-the-art treatments and clinical trials to provide innovative care for a wide variety of vascular diseases.

Multidisciplinary Care for Vascular Disease

Using the Heart & Vascular Center’s signature multidisciplinary approach, vascular medicine specialists work closely with clinicians and surgeons from cardiovascular medicine, cardiac surgery, vascular and endovascular surgery, interventional cardiology, oncology, rheumatology, pulmonary and critical care medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, radiology and more. Our patients receive the benefit of a team of experts working together to provide comprehensive, advanced care tailored for their individual needs. This integrated care is delivered within the Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, a state-of-the-art cardiovascular facility with the full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services beneath one roof.

Our vascular medicine team’s leadership role on rapid response teams for pulmonary embolism and acute aortic syndromes demonstrates our commitment to multidisciplinary care. We also maintain a clinical, research and teaching interest in women’s cardiovascular health.

The vascular medicine team works closely with specialists in the prevention of heart and vascular disease who identify and treat patients with vascular disorders that contribute to atherosclerosis, or a build-up of cholesterol within the arteries. We also collaborate with the cardiovascular genetics team to provide a comprehensive approach to vascular disease as it impacts the patient and family members.

Holistic Approach to Care

The Brigham’s vascular medicine team is committed to a holistic approach to the care of vascular disease which ensures care for a patient’s physical, mental, spiritual and social needs. Our specialists have strong relationships with Brigham physical therapists, nutritionists, counselors, disease-specific support groups and wellness programs. An emphasis on lifestyle as a key component to vascular health leverages programs focusing on smoking cessation, exercise and more.

Make an Appointment

To make a Vascular Medicine appointment, you can request an appointment online or call (857) 307-4000.

Refer a Patient

Referring physicians can refer a patient online or call (857) 307-4000 to learn how to refer a patient to Vascular Medicine.

In addition to daily vascular medicine outpatient clinics, our specialists staff a 24/7 inpatient vascular medicine consultation service.

Education for Vascular Medicine Professionals

One of a handful of institutions training the next generation of leaders in academic vascular medicine, the Brigham offers an integrated vascular medicine fellowship, including immersion in clinical care of vascular disorders and basic, translational and clinical research.

Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory

The Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory at the Brigham has attained recognition for its commitment to providing a high level of patient care and quality testing for the diagnosis of vascular disease. Our facility is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL).

The Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory uses advanced, non-invasive diagnostic techniques to image the veins and arteries of patients who have central and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and venous disorders.

Vascular diagnostic tools include:

A leader in vascular diagnostics, the laboratory offers a comprehensive five day hands-on CME program, Review of the Current Clinical Practice of Non-invasive Vascular Diagnostic Imaging.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment with the Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory, call (857) 307-4000 or email swoods1@partners.org.

Refer a Patient

To refer a patient to the Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory, call 617-732-6631 or email swoods1@partners.org.

Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory Team

  • Piotr Sobieszczyk, MD, Medical Director
  • Carol Benson, MD, Co-Director
  • Deborah Hand, RVT, Chief Vascular Sonographer
  • Magda Abdou, RVT, Senior Sonographer
  • Darcy Greer, RVT, Senior Sonographer
  • Sandra Kim, RVT, Senior Sonographer
  • Daphne Kekis, RVT, Senior Sonographer
  • Michele White, RVT, Senior Sonographer
  • Marc-Arthur Benjamin, RVT, Sonographer
  • Lori Bjorn Mcmahon, RVT, Sonographer
  • Ryan Brooks, Sonographer
  • David Eldridge, RVT, Sonographer
  • Holly Kenney, RVT, Sonographer
  • Kevin O’Loughlin, RVT, Sonographer
  • Genevieve Prasad, RVT, Sonographer
  • Charlotte Danielczyk, Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Lindsay Meuse, Administrative Assistant

Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory Location and Hours of Operation

The Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory is located on the 2nd floor at 75 Francis Street and is open 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

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