Our Safe Care Commitment

At Brigham and Women's Hospital, the health and safety of our patients, families and staff is our top priority. We know that COVID-19 will be with us for the foreseeable future, so we're taking a comprehensive approach to provide you and your family the safest possible environment. Read our Safe Care Commitment.

Our Heart & Vascular Center team can consult with you in person or through Virtual Visits to help you stay connected to your care and on track with your treatment. Learn more about Brigham and Women's Heart and Vascular Center Virtual Visits and see how our cardiac care never stops.

John F. Keaney, Jr., MD

John Francis Keaney, Jr., MD

Dr. Keaney is Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Co-Executive Director of the Brigham Health Heart and Vascular Center.

Dr. Keaney received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Keaney is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular medicine. Before returning to Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Keaney was Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  Dr. Keaney's clinical interests are in the treatment of acute coronary syndromes and valvular heart disease.

Dr. Keaney has authored over 230 publications is a recognized expert in the biology of blood vessels and is currently Associate Editor for the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Keaney is a frequent consultant to the National Institutes of Health in matters related to vascular health.

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Prem S. Shekar, MD

Raphael Bueno, MD

Dr. Raphael Bueno is Chief of the Division of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Co-Executive Director of the Brigham Health Heart and Vascular Center, and co-director of the BWH Lung Center. He serves as senior surgeon at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center and Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.

Board certified in general surgery, thoracic surgery and surgical critical care, Dr. Bueno earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School where he received the Henry A. Christian award, named after Peter Bent Brigham Hospital's first physician-in-chief. Dr. Bueno began his graduate medical training as an intern in surgery at BWH, followed by a surgical residency. He completed a cardiothoracic residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and was recruited back to the Brigham to establish a thoracic surgery practice and research laboratory. With clinical interests in mesothelioma, esophageal surgery, airway surgery, and thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Bueno has been listed as one of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly and named a top thoracic surgeon by Boston Magazine.

As a National Cancer Institute-funded investigator Dr. Bueno combines translational research with a general thoracic surgery practice. His primary research involves the development of novel translational tools in genomics that can be used to identify candidate predictive and diagnostic markers for cancer, as well as novel targets for therapy, specifically mesothelioma and lung cancer.

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Featured Programs and Leadership

Cardiac Arrhythmia Service

Structural Heart Disease Program

Center for Advanced Heart Failure/ Cardiomyopathy Team

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We are steadfast in our commitment to treating you in the safest possible environment and are seeing patients both in person and through Virtual Visits. To request an appointment, please call 857-307-6048 Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm ET or complete the form to receive a callback.


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