Centers of Excellence

Heart & Vascular Center

Refer or Transfer a Patient

Refer a Patient to the Heart & Vascular Center

The Heart & Vascular Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is committed to working with our medical colleagues to meet the cardiovascular needs of their patients.

For physicians who would like to refer a patient to the Heart & Vascular Center, please contact one of our new patient coordinators at:

  • Inpatient Transfers & Cath/EP Procedures: (617) 543-4170
  • Cath/EP Procedures: (617) 543-4170
  • Cardiovascular Specialty Clinics: (857) 307-4000
  • Cardiac Surgery: (857) 307-7678
  • Vascular Surgery: (857) 307-1920

Physician liaison Ellen Steward provides direct assistance with patient referrals and consultations with our specialists. She is also available to meet with you in your practice. Ellen can be reached at (617) 582-4733 or

Transfer a Patient to the Heart & Vascular Center

Our trained HVC Inpatient Navigators will help facilitate your inpatient transfers as expeditiously as possible. Combining years of clinical nursing knowledge with access to all pertinent clinical and admitting systems, our navigators are trained to handle all cardiology, cardiac surgery and vascular surgery inpatient transfers. The HVC Inpatient Navigators manage the inpatient and procedural area patient flow and are experts in triaging patients, solutions and referrals.

The HVC Inpatient Navigation Center can be reached at 617-543-4170 and is staffed Monday-Friday, 7 am - 7 pm ET.

After-hours transfers are handled by Mass General Brigham MD Connect (1-877-637-3337). MD Connect is a joint program between Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, serving as a community physician's direct link to the transfer and transport services of these hospitals. With one call, MDCONNECT will coordinate timely communication between referring and receiving physicians, locate inpatient beds, and arrange transport. Ground-based, mobile ICUs, staffed with specially trained nurses and paramedics, are also available through this service.

Additional Resources

For more information about the Heart & Vascular Center programs and services, please contact us at Use the links below to learn more about our team and locations.

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