Sammy Elmariah, MD, MPH

An interventional cardiologist and structural heart disease specialist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, Dr. Elmariah serves as the Director of Interventional Structural Heart Disease at the Boston VA Healthcare System while working as an investigator with the Baim Institute of Clinical Research.

Valvular heart disease is the focus of Dr. Elmariah’s research. He is especially interested in the calcification of heart valves and the progression of aortic stenosis and is evaluating the impact of transcatheter aortic valve replacement on myocardial metabolism and myocardial remodeling.

His clinical interests are in the management of valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, and adults with congenital heart disease. He performs transcatheter valve replacement, percutaneous coronary interventions, and transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale and atrial septal defects.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his internal medicine residency training there and a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York where he also served as Chief Fellow. Dr. Elmariah completed fellowship training in interventional cardiology and structural heart disease at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and he was a MGH Heart Center Hassenfeld Research Scholar. He was awarded the Jeremiah Stamler Distinguished Young Investigator Award and an American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Award. He holds a Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.