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Aaron D. Kugelmass, MD, Chief

Medicine Department   Image  
Cardiology Division
  • Chief, Division of Cardiology
  • Lecturer in Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Heart & Vascular Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
  • Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
    Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA
  • Internal Medicine Residency
    University of California, San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA
  • Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA
Areas of Interest
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Acute coronary
Professional Service
  • Program Chair, American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, 2009


  • Kugelmass AD, Cohen DJ, Houser F, Mack M, Simon A, Battaglia S, Tarkington L, Becker ER, Culler SD.  Practice and Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the Community Before Drug-Eluting Stents: A Report from the HCA Database. , Journal of Invasive Cardiology 15:3, 121-127, 2003.
  • Kugelmass AD, Cohen DJ, Houser F, Mack M, Simon A, Battaglia S, Tarkington L, Becker ER, Culler SD.  The Influence of Diabetes Mellitus on the Practice and Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the Community: A Report from the HCA Database, Journal of Invasive Cardiology, 15:10, 568-574, 2003.
  • Michael J. Mack, Phillip Brown, Frank Houser, Mark Katz, Aaron Kugelmass,
    April Simon, Salvatore Battaglia, Lynn Tarkington, Steven Culler, Edmund Becker.  Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease.  On-Pump Versus Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in a Matched Sample of Women.  A Comparison of Outcomes. Circulation 110:II-1 –II-6; 2004
  • Michael J. Mack, Phillip P. Brown, Aaron D. Kugelmass, Salvatore L. Battaglia, Lynn Tarkington, April `and percutaneous procedures.  The Annals of Thoracic Surgery;77:761-768, 2004.
  • Sanjaya Khanal, Omar Obeidat, Mei Lu, Lori Douthat, Michael P. Hudson, Adam B. Greenbaum, Aaron D. Kugelmass, W. Douglas Weaver.  Dyslipidemia in Patients with Angiographically Confirmed Coronary Artery Disease-An Opportunity for Improvement.  Clinical Cardiology, 2004; 27; 577-580.
  • Aaron D. Kugelmass, David J. Cohen, Phillip P. Brown, April W. Simon,
    Edmund R. Becker, Steven D. Culler.  Hospital Resources Consumed in Treating Complications Associated With Percutaneous Coronary Interventions.  The American Journal of Cardiology 97:322-327, 2006.
  • Matthew R. Reynolds, David J. Cohen, Aaron D. Kugelmass, Phillip P. Brown, Edmund E. Becker, Steven D. Culler, April W. Simon.  The Frequency and Incremental Cost of Major Complications Among Medicare Beneficiaries Receiving Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators.  Journal of the AmericanCollege of Cardiology, 47 (12), June 20, 2006.
  • Rajesh A. Shah, Sanjaya Khanal, Aaron Kugelmass.  Spontaneous Late Thrombolysis of an Occluded Saphenous Vein Graft Subsequent to Acute Myocardial Infarction Treated with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention to the Native Culprit Vessel.  Journal of Interventional Cardiology, 19 (2), June 2006.
  • Aaron Kugelmass, Saihari Sadanandan, MD; Nasser Lakkis, MD; Peter M. Dibattiste, MD; Debbie H. Robertson, RDMS; Laura A. Demopoulos, MD; C Michael Gibson, MD; William S. Weintraub, MD; Sabina A. Murphy, MPH; Christopher P. Cannon, MD; for the TACTICS TIMI-18 Investigators. Early Invasive Strategy Improves Outcomes in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome With Previous Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: A Report From TACTICS-TIMI 18.   Critical Pathways in Cardiology Volume 5, Number 3,167-172, September 2006.
  • Phillip P. Brown, MD; Frank Houser, MD; Aaron D. Kugelmass, MD; Allan L.
    Anderson, MD; Lynn G. Tarkington, RN, BS; April W. Simon, RN, MSN; Steven D. Culler, PhD.  Performance Improvement:  Cardiovascular Centers of Excellence Program:  A System Approach for Improving the Care and Outcomes of Cardiovascular Patients at HCA Hospitals.  The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety Volume 11, Number 11, 647-659, November 2007.
  • Jaffery Z, Hudson MP, Khanal S, Ananthasubramaniam K, Kim H, Greenbaum A, Kugelmass, A, Jacobsen G, McCord J.  The recognition of acute coronary ischemia in the outpatient setting.  J Thromb Thrombolysis, 2007.
  • Khanal S, Obeidat O, Hudson MP, Al-Mallah M, Bloome M, Greenbaum A, Kugelmass AD, Weaver WD.  Active lipid management in coronary artery disease (ALMICAD) study.   Am J Med  120 (8):734 e11-17, 2007
  • Phillip P Brown, Aaron D Kugelmass, David J Cohen, Matthew R Reynolds, Steven D Culler, Ansley Dee, April Simon.  The Frequency and Cost of Complications Associated With Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting surgery: Results from the United States Medicare Program.  Ann Thorac Surg Vol 85:1980-1987, 2008.
  •  SD Culler, AW Simon, PP Brown, AD Kugelmass, MR Reynolds, KJ Rask. Sex Differneces in Hospital Risk-Adjusted Mortality Rates for Medicare Beneficiaries Undergoing CABG Surgery.   Arch Int Med 2008 Nov 24;168(21):2317-22; discussion 2323-5.