Patrick O’Gara

Dr. O’Gara was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Rethinking Cholesterol.

Dr. Patrick Thomas O’Gara is director of Strategic Planning for the Cardiovascular Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). A cardiovascular medicine specialist, he is also a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS).

Dr. O’Gara received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, a fellowship in cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and a research fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. He is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. O’Gara’s clinical interests include valvular heart disease, diseases of the aorta and complex coronary artery disease. As the inaugural director of the Watkins Clinic Outpatient Services, he established a new, integrated care model for ambulatory patients with cardiovascular disorders. With a practice focused on excellence in clinical decision-making and patient care, Dr. O’Gara has been listed as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly and named a top cardiologist by Boston Magazine.