Michael R. Jaff, D.O.

Founder of VasCore

Affiliations and Accreditations

  • MGH/Harvard Medical School
  • VIVA
  • SCAI PVD Committee
  • Vascular Disease Foundation
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • Society for Vascular Medicine

Michael R. Jaff, D.O. is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Medical Director of the Vascular Center, and is an active clinical consultant in all aspects of vascular medicine, including peripheral arterial disease, venous thromboembolic disease, aneurysmal diseases, and all diagnostic strategies in vascular medicine.

He is the founder and Medical Director of the Vascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory, the largest of its kind in the United States. The Vascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory has participated in trial design and independent analysis of vascular laboratory images for over 170 prospective multicenter trials across 66 countries.

Dr. Jaff was asked to lead reorganization of care delivery across the MGH in 2013, and has now led over 20 teams which have demonstrated marked improvements in efficiency and value. Most recently, Dr. Jaff was named Director for the MGH Center for Specialized Services.

Dr. Jaff has published extensively in the field of Vascular Medicine with over 190 peer-reviewed publications and 9 textbooks, is the Past-President of the Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology, and was the first physician to have received the designation as Master of the Society for Vascular Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, and is a registered physician in vascular interpretation (RPVI).

Dr. Jaff received an honorary Doctorate of Science from A.T. Still University School of Medicine in 2008, and received the “Leaders in Vascular Education” award at the annual Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada in October 2010. In November 2011, Dr. Jaff became an alumnus of Harvard Business School after completing the General Management Program.

In January 2014, Dr. Jaff was named the first incumbent of the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Endowed Chair in Vascular Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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