Christopher Newton-Cheh

Massachusetts General Hospital, 185 Cambridge Street, CPZN 5.242, Boston, MA 02114 | +1-617-643-3615 | Assistant: Jeffrey Patton

Christopher Newton-Cheh is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a staff cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The Newton-Cheh laboratory based in the Center for Human Genetic Research and the Cardiovascular Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital focuses on defining the genetic determinants of common cardiovascular diseases and traits. Our lab studies blood pressure and electrocardiographic QT interval, risk factors for stroke/heart failure/heart attack and sudden cardiac death/drug toxicity, respectively. We are applying these discoveries to improve prediction in the general population of risk for these lethal diseases, to identify individuals susceptible to drug-induced cardiotoxicity and to identify novel genes and pathways that can improve our understanding of human pathophysiology and identify targets for novel therapeutics.

Chris's MGH Center for Human Genetic Research webpage
Chris's MGH Cardiovascular Research Center webpage
Chris's primary Broad webpage

papers in press and recent papers not below click here


QT common variants and SCD Noseworthy Circ CV Genetics 2011
chr9p21 SNPs & SCD Newton-Cheh Circulation 2009
QT GWAS Newton-Cheh Nature Genet 2009
Torsade de pointes risk Sauer Circ 2012


Blood pressure GWAS ICBP Ehret Nature 2011
Blood pressure GWAS Newton-Cheh Nature Genet 2009
Natriuretic peptide SNPs & BP, HTN Newton-Cheh Nature Genet 2009


Blood pressure genetics review Arora CurrentOpinionCard 2010
SCD genetics review Noseworthy Circulation 2008
QT and SCD genetics review Shah Curr Op Genes & Dev 2007