Robb Kociol, MD, Cardiology, Ridgefield, CT, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton


Cardiology Ridgefield, CT

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Heart Failure & Transplantation, Cardiac Critical Care

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Executive Director, Medical Expert CDMA, CRM-R TA

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  • I am a board certified advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist. I have not only worked clinically among high acuity cardiogenic shock patents, but have started and grown highly successful LVAD and temporary MCS/ECMO programs

Education & Training

  • Duke University Hospital
    Duke University HospitalFELLOWSHIP
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Brigham and Women's HospitalRESIDENCY
  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Boston University School of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • Touro CollegeOTHER_TRAINING
  • University of California, San DiegoOTHER_TRAINING
  • University of California, San DiegoOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2014 - 2016
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2007 - 2011
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2006 - 2021
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Get with the Guidelines HF � Gold Plus Award for Quality (on behalf of BIDMC HF section) American Heart Association, 2017
  • Nominated for and Elected as Fellow Heart Failure Society of America (FHFSA), 2017
  • Get with the Guidelines Silver Plus Award for Quality (on behalf of BIDMC HF section) American Heart Association, 2016
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Clinical Trials

  • INcrease Of VAgal TonE in CHF Start of enrollment: 2011 Feb 01Bank, A.,Ambrosia, A.,Katz, A.,Ng, A.,Mugge, A.,Amos, A.,Hasan, A.,Clemson, B.,Austin, B.,Berman, B.,Jaffe, B.,Klodell, C.,Benditt, D.,DeLurgio, D.,Fluck, D.,Lanfear, D.,Narula, D.,Jansen, D.,Chapman, D.,...

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Evaluation and Management of Right-Sided Heart Failure: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association  
    Marvin A. Konstam, Michael S. Kiernan, Daniel Bernstein, Biykem Bozkurt, Miriam Jacob, Navin K. Kapur, Robb D. Kociol, Eldrin F. Lewis, Mandeep R. Mehra, Francis D. Pa..., Circulation, 1/12/2018
  • When the VEST Does Not Fit: Representations of Trial Results Deviating From Rigorous Data Interpretation  
    Allen LA, Adler ED, Bay�s-Genis A, Brisco-Bacik MA, Chirinos JA, Claggett B, Cook JL, Fang JC, Gustafsson F, Ho CY, Kapur NK, Klewer SE, Kociol RD, Lanfear DE, Vardeny..., Circ Heart Fail, 1/1/2018
  • Early Ambulation Among Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients Is Associated With Reduced Length of Stay and 30-Day Readmissions  
    Fleming LM, Zhao X, DeVore AD, Heidenreich PA, Yancy CW, Fonarow GC, Hernandez AF, Kociol RD, Circ Heart Fail, 1/1/2018
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Early ambulation among hospitalized heart failure patients is associated with decreased length of stay and higher rates of discharge to home.
    Fleming LM, Zhao X, Devore, AD, et al (Kociol RD), American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA, 1/12/2016
  • Prognostic Value and Relationship Between Right Atrial and Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure
    D. Marshall Brinkley, Kalon K. Ho, Mark H. Drazner, Robb D. Kociol, Journal of Cardiac Failure; HFSA Scientific Sessions, 1/1/2016
  • Hospital Readmission After Myocardial Infarction: A Distinctly American Problem?
    Kociol RD, American Heart Association QCOR Scientific Sessions, Washington, DC, 1/1/2011
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  • Temporary mechanical circulatory support for cardiogenic shock and the selecting support strategy based on the underlying physiology. 
    FuWai Hospital, Beijing, China - 1/1/2018
  • Invasive Hemodynamics of the Right Ventricle 
    McGovern Medical School - 1/1/2017
  • Advances in Heart Failure: Novel Therapeutics and Devices 
    Beth Israel Deaconess Needham Hospital, Dedham, MA - 1/1/2016
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Hospital Affiliations