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CardioVascular Institute

The CardioVascular Institute (CVI) at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham (BID-Needham) provides a comprehensive approach to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of individuals with acute and chronic cardiovascular disease. The department is staffed by highly trained specialists, each with clinical privileges at both Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston.

Joseph Kannam, MD, is medical director of the CVI's community network and chief of cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham. Dr. Kannam is board-certified in cardiovascular disease, is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and is considered a leading authority on coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease and congestive heart failure.

Gretchen Boucher, NP

Alfred Buxton, MD

Francesca Delling, MD, completed fellowships in clnical cardiology and cardiac imaging at BIDMC and a fellowship in echocardiography at Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed her internship and residency at Boston Medical center. A native of Brescia in Northern Italy, she received her medical degree from the University of Brescia School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include the use and interpretation of cardiac imaging studies, and diagnosis and management of valvular heaert disease, especially mitral valve regurgitation.

Anne B. Riley, MD

Mark Wyers, MD, a vascular and endovascular surgeon who provides the full range of minimally invasive and traditional treatments for carotid artery, peripheral vascular, and venous disease. He is board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery and is an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Meghan York, MD

Patients who require complex cardiovascular care not available at BID-Needham have seamless access to highly specialized services at the CVI at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, ranging from angioplasty and stenting to minimally invasive and open heart and vascular surgery.

To schedule an appointment, please contact 781-453-5238

Contact Information

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham
148 Chestnut Street
Needham, MA 02492
781-453-3000