Michael R. Jaff, DO
Globally recognized as an expert on vascular medicine, Dr. Michael R. Jaff is Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Innovation, Technology, Peripheral Interventions at Boston Scientific.
The former president of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Dr. Jaff served as the inaugural Paul and Phyllis Fireman Endowed Chair of Vascular Medicine and Medical Director of the Fireman Vascular Center at Massachusetts General Hospital since 2004.
Under Dr. Jaff’s leadership, NWH is implementing innovative programs that focus on exceeding patient expectations and ensuring unparalleled quality of care. He has established an innovation task force led by the hospital’s first chief medical and innovation officer. Additionally, the NWH focus on the patient, employee and provider experience is unparalleled—a multidisciplinary team is led by the hospital’s chief quality and experience officer.
Dr. Jaff has also overseen the development of hospital programs to combat the opioid epidemic and initiated an acute care surgery program which ensures 24/7 community-based coverage for urgent surgical needs—a program which is not commonly found in the community hospital setting. True to his commitment to patient care and experience, he also continues to see patients as a practicing consultant in vascular medicine.
Dr. Jaff is a highly-respected speaker and thought leader with a direct and approachable style. He speaks on numerous topics including the national upheaval in the health care industry, innovation in healthcare delivery and quality control, insurance markets and disruptive healthcare service models. He has been interviewed on WBUR’s “Morning Edition” and CNN, and featured in the Boston Business Journal, the Boston Globe, Crain’s Boston, Sirius Satellite Radio, and Modern Healthcare.
He has published extensively in the field of vascular medicine including more than 280 peer-reviewed publications and 10 textbooks. He trained in internal medicine and vascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, before beginning his career in private practice in community hospitals, including Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
He is the past President of the Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology and the first physician to receive the designation as Master of the Society for Vascular Medicine. He is also the recipient of the Jess R. Young, MD Lifetime Educator Award in Vascular Medicine from the Society for Vascular Medicine, in recognition of his groundbreaking work in the field of vascular medicine, preeminence as an educator and vision for multi-specialty programs.
Dr. Jaff is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention and is a registered physician in vascular interpretation (RPVI).
Dr. Jaff is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He served on the steering committee for the NIH funded research study/ATTRACT Trial (December 2017), which released findings related to the treatment of blood clots and is currently on the NIH funded BEST-CLI trial. He serves on the board of directors of the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber and Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Outside of his work as a clinician and hospital leader, Dr. Jaff is the founder of VasCore, Vascular Ultrasound Core Laboratory – the largest of its kind in the United States. He is also an alumnus (November 2011) of Harvard Business School General Management Program.
Dr. Jaff resides in Newton with his wife Debra. He has two adult children and enjoys music, golf and photography.