Posts by Malissa J. Wood, MD
Review: Does Patient–Physician Gender Concordance Influence Patient Perceptions or Outcomes?
Emily S. Lau, MD, and Malissa J. Wood, MD, of the Cardiology Division, and colleagues determined through a systematic review that data on the effect of patient–physician gender concordance on patient outcomes and preferences are limited and mixed.
Leveraging Social Media in Medicine
A group from the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center discusses how they leverage social media as both practicing clinicians and active researchers.
Treatment and Diagnosis of Valvular Heart Disease Should Be Gender-specific
For the most common valvular heart diseases, the patient's gender should influence the approach to diagnosis and treatment, according to two expert Massachusetts General Hospital cardiologists.
Multidisciplinary Approach to Cardiovascular Disease in Women
Malissa Wood, MD, co-director of the Corrigan Women’s Heart Health Program, discusses her team’s comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the care of the women with cardiovascular disease risk factors.
#ACC18: A Twitter Roundup
Health care professionals at this year’s American College of Cardiology Scientific Session and Expo discussed late-breaking research, innovative treatment approaches and brand new guidelines. The conversations carried over from the podium and conference halls onto Twitter.
A Scientific Statement on SCAD: 7 Takeaways
An AHA scientific statement presenting current knowledge and best practices for SCAD treatment—put together by a collaborative working group from multiple institutions including Massachusetts General Hospital—was published in Circulation.
New England Journal of Medicine Case Records: A 41-Year-Old Woman with Recurrent Chest Pain
A 41-year-old woman presented to Massachusetts General Hospital with chest pain
Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death in Patients with SCAD
Data on cardiac arrest in SCAD are scarce. The results of a Mass General SCAD registry review beg the question: do ICD therapy risks exceed the complications?
#AHA17 Video: Scientific Sessions in Summary
Mass General physicians presented on the podium, moderated sessions or showcased posters over 50 times at the American Heart Association 2017 Scientific Sessions. Some of them answered the question: “What was the most interesting topic presented at this year’s Scientific Sessions?"
Conservative Treatment in Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissections
Peripartum SCAD patients require highly experienced practitioners due to higher risk of technical complications.
Dr. Wood received her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed both her Internal Medicine and Cardiology training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston where she served as Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Wood is a clinical cardiologist and staff physician in the Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Wood's clinical practice is primarily devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in women. Dr. Wood currently serves as the Co-Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center Corrigan Women's Health Program and is the principal investigator of the Happy Heart Trial, a primary prevention in low income women study designed to improve the cardiovascular health of high risk women.
Dr. Wood has authored book chapters describing the cardiovascular response to pregnancy. Dr. Wood's clinical research with athletes included work with the US Olympic Committee, Harvard University athletes, marathon runners and rowers. Dr. Wood has published extensively in the area of cardiac adaptations to exercise. Dr. Wood is the Co- Principle Investigator in studies of microvascular ischemia and clinical and genetic features of individuals with spontaneous coronary artery dissection. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Echocardiography and is Past-President of the Boston Board of the American Heart Association and served on the writing committee for the American Board of Echocardiography Certification exam. Dr Wood received the Heart of Our Mission Award in 2008 and the Women's Health Award from the Massachusetts Medical Society in 2014, these awards were bestowed for her clinical and research efforts devoted to reducing heart disease in women.