Biography: Jorge Plutzky, MD

Jorge Plutzky, MD
  • Director, The Vascular Disease Prevention Program
  • Director, Preventive Cardiology
  • Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Boston, MA

Dr. Jorge Plutzky is director of the Vascular Disease Prevention Program and director of Preventive Cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). A cardiovascular medicine specialist, he is also an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Plutzky received his medical degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at BWH and West Roxbury Veterans Administration Medical Center (now VA Boston Healthcare Systems), as well as a fellowship in cardiology at BWH. Dr. Plutzky is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Plutzky’s clinical interests include cardiovascular disease, preventive education on cardiac disorders, and the impact of diabetes and bariatric conditions on cardiovascular health. The author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, his research interests include metabolic pathways, lipid metabolism, arteriosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular biology.