Cardiac Research and Teaching

When our patients put their hearts in our hands, we want to do everything possible to make sure they get better. That’s why we do more than diagnose and treat cardiac problems. Our researchers are working to develop advanced diagnostic tools and better treatment options for our patients.

Cardiac Research and Clinical Trials at UMass Memorial Medical Center

UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA, has earned a reputation for excellence in treating coronary disease due in part to our participation in clinical trials. Our current research funding comes from the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association and non-federal sources. Search for a trial by condition.

Our cardiac research and clinical trials focus on:

  • Prevention and behavior
  • Adherence
  • Epidemiology
  • Thrombosis
  • Interventional techniques and devices
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Gene therapy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Heart failure
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Registry programs for transluminal valve repair (aortic and mitral)

Learn more about current heart and blood vessel studies.

Learn more about current vascular studies.

Learning at UMass Memorial Medical Center

As an academic medical center, we work closely with the UMass Medical School, its students and residents. The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is committed to bringing the highest standard of cardiovascular care to our community, while also promoting scientific discovery and training the next generation of leaders in cardiovascular medicine. We offer competitive residencies and fellowship programs in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, structural heart, electrophysiology and vascular surgery. 

One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care seven years in a row.

Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award
for nine years in a row.

Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award

 

Recipient of Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award for 10 years in a row. 

Coronary Excellence Award Healthgrades