George Kinzfogl

Chief of Cardiology MetroWest Medical Center

Framingham, MA

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I am a full-time clinical cardiologist with a busy inpatient and outpatient practice, including added expertise in cardiac imaging. I have a special interest in valvular heart disease and multimodal cardiac imaging. I enjoy practicing in the community and developing longitudinal relationships with my patients. My patient care philosophy is patient-centered, scientifically-driven, cost-effective care. I am currently Chief of Cardiology at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, MA and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Work experience

Jun 2013 - Present

MetroWest Medical Center

Chairman: Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

Evaluate available evidence regarding the relative efficacy, safety, and cost of prescription drugs within a class or classes of prescription drugs and make recommendations for inclusion to the hospital formulary. Serve in an evaluative, educational, and advisory capacity to the medical staff and organizational administration in all matters pertaining to the use of medications. Oversee policies and procedures related to all aspects of medication use, including computerized order entry. Participate in the MHA Covid-19 vaccine advisory group to assist with the downstream issues of distribution, storage, MIIS tracking and vaccine administration.

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2011 - Present

Tufts Medical Center

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Jul 2010 - Present

MetroWest Medical Center

Chief of Cardiology

Providing leadership and direction for the Division of Cardiology at MetroWest Medical Center to achieve the Institute of Medicine's 10-point directive to improve health care systems for the 21st Century. Continuing to develop the program of excellence in cardiovascular disease care at MetroWest Medical Center: primary and elective coronary interventions; cardiac electrophysiology program including mapping and ablation, pacemakers, defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and pulmonary vein isolation; advanced cardiac imaging with comprehensive adult echocardiography including 3D transesophageal echocardiography, intracardiac echocardiography, gated SPECT nuclear cardiology laboratory, cardiac MRI program; clinical electrocardiography laboratory; preventive cardiology including MESA database adjusted risk assessment utilizing coronary CT calcium scoring and genomic risk scoring; cardiac rehabilitation. Integrated Program with Tufts Medical Center for the care of patients referred for: Cardiac Surgery, cardiogenic shock, and advanced heart failure/cardiac transplantation. Commitment to clinical research, with participation in several multicenter Phase III clinical trials.

2004 - Present

MetroWest Medical Center

Director of Cardiac MRI

Cardiac MRI produces high resolution images of the heart and cardiovascular system. It is a powerful imaging technique for evaluation of cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction, valvular heart disease, and abnormal heart rhythm disorders such as ventricular tachycardia.

2004 - Present

Heart Center of MetroWest

Clinical Cardiologist

2012 - 2021

Heart Center of MetroWest

Treasurer and Vice President

Treasurer/VP and Board Member for a 14 practitioner, 50+ employee 501c3 single-specialty Cardiology practice, affiliated with the Cardiovascular Center at Tufts Medical Center.

2008 - 2020

Heart Center of MetroWest

Director of Clinical Research

Primary Investigator and Sub-Investigator for Phase III clinical trials dealing with acute coronary syndromes, novel PSCK-9 inhibitor lipid lowering therapies, best management strategies for higher-risk patients with stable ischemic heart disease, and the impact of Covid-19 on heart disease diagnosis.

2008 - 2016

MetroWest Medical Center

Medical Staff: Medical Executive Committee

Responsibility and oversight for credentialing, peer review, core measures, HCAHPS, new clinical programs, patient satisfaction and quality of care for a major suburban community hospital system.

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Jul 2004 - Jun 2011

Harvard Medical School

Clinical Instructor in Medicine

Director of the MetroWest Medical Center Rotation of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, overseeing two full-time FTE postgraduate Harvard Medical School cardiology fellows integrated into the inpatient cardiology service.

2004 - 2010

MetroWest Medical Center

Director of Echocardiography

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Jul 2001 - Jun 2004

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

ABIM Cardiovascular Disease Board Certification, 2004-2024 Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, 2004-2024 American Board of Echocardiography - Comprehensive Adult Echocardiography, 2005-2025 Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 2008-2018 Level II training in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging Level II training in Electrocardiography

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Jun 1998 - Jun 2001

Massachusetts General Hospital

Internal Medicine Residency

ABIM Internal Medicine Board Certification 2001-2021 ACLS 1995-2021 BLS 1995-2021

Education

1994 - 1998

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Doctor of Medicine (MD), Medicine

1994 - 1994

Universidad de Sevilla

Spanish Language and Literature

1990 - 1993

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelor of Science (BS), Molecular Biology

Board Certified

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