Christopher Newton-Cheh, MD, MPH

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Research: I am a complex trait geneticist and cardiovascular epidemiologist with a laboratory in the Cardiovascular Research Center and Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. I am an Associate Member of the Broad Institute.

Clinical: I am a practicing cardiologist in the Heart Failure/Transplant Section at Massachusetts General Hospital, where I enjoy caring for patients with advanced cardiomyopathy and heart failure, treated with the latest therapies including mechanical circulatory support and transplantation. I perform genetic evaluations of patients with potentially familial cardiomyopathies in the MGH Cardiovascular Genetics Program.

Training: I studied English at Dartmouth College (BA, 1991) and medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (MD, 1996, AOA).  From 1996 to 2002, I trained in internal medicine and cardiology, as well as served as chief medical resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in complex trait genetics at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and in cardiovascular epidemiology at the Framingham Heart Study.  I studied quantitative analytical methods at the Harvard School of Public Health (MPH).