Chester Hedgepeth, MD, PhD, is Chief of Cardiology at Kent Hospital and Director of Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cardiovascular Associates at Kent Hospital. He serves as a Physician in the Cardiovascular Division and Arrhythmia Service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Hedgepeth obtained his undergraduate science degree as a member of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He received his combined medical doctorate and doctorate of philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. Dr. Hedgepeth’s research was completed in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute where he worked to define key signaling components responsible for dorsal-ventral patterning in embryogenesis.
His internship and residency in internal medicine were performed at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and his cardiovascular training was completed in the combined Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital Fellowship Program. He also completed fellowships in cardiac electrophysiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he remains on staff. After completing medical training, Dr. Hedgepeth worked as Director of Nuclear Cardiology and as a clinical electrophysiologist for Charles River Medical Associates, a multispecialty group based in Massachusetts and subsidiary of Partners Healthcare.
As a clinician, Dr. Hedgepeth manages patients with coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias. Dr. Hedgepeth’s research focuses on the mechanisms of arrhythmic death after myocardial infarction. His research has been published in cardiovascular journals, including Circulation and Journal of American College of Cardiology.
Heather Hurlburt, MD, is the director of non-invasive imaging at Kent Hospital. She has special expertise in cardiac imaging and women’s heart health. Dr. Hurlburt has completed training in advanced imaging modalities, including cardiac CT and trans-esophageal echocardiography. She is a member of the cardiovascular division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is an instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Bruce A. Koplan, MD, is the director of the cardiac arrhythmia service at Kent Hospital. He is a specialist in pacemakers, defibrillators, and complex arrhythmias. Dr. Koplan is a member of the cardiovascular division and arrhythmia service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
John Murphy, MD, FACC, is an invasive cardiologist. He has special expertise in cardiac catheterization and has advanced training in echocardiography. Dr. Murphy also has specialized training in medical informatics. He is a member of the cardiovascular division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is an instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Alan Rosen, MD, is a non-invasive cardiologist. He is particularly interested in advanced cardiac imaging, echocardiography, stress testing and preventative cardiology. He has completed advanced training in advanced imaging modalities, including cardiac MRI and trans-esophageal echocardiography. Dr. Rosen is a member of the cardiovascular division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Joseph W. Spinale, DO, FACC, FASNC, serves as chief medical officer at Kent Hospital and director of medical education. He is an invasive cardiologist and has a special interest in cardiac catheterization and non-invasive imaging techniques.
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