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Jorge Plutzky, MD


Dr. Jorge Plutzky is director of preventive cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and is on the Harvard Medical School faculty. In his position within preventive cardiology, Dr. Plutzky directs the BWH Lipid Clinic and the BWH Pollin Center for Women’s Cardiovascular Health. Dr. Plutzky is a recognized expert on preventive cardiology issues, with a particular focus on how metabolic abnormalities like diabetes, obesity, and dyslipidemia impact atherosclerosis.

Dr. Plutzky received his BA, with highest distinction as an Echols Scholar, from the University of Virginia, and his MD from the University of North Carolina, with distinction for research accomplishments during medical school through an NIH fellowship. Internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship were completed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, which included a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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