Dr. Jorge Plutzky is the director of the Vascular Disease Prevention Program and director of Preventive Cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). A cardiovascular medicine specialist, he is also an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Plutzky received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at BWH and West Roxbury Veterans Administration Medical Center (now VA Boston Healthcare Systems), as well as a fellowship in cardiology at BWH. Dr. Plutzky is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Plutzky’s clinical interests include cardiovascular disease, preventive education on cardiac disorders, and the impact of diabetes and bariatric conditions on cardiovascular health. The author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, his research interests includes metabolic pathways, lipid metabolism, arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology.
MOC / CME / CE Requirements
Virginia Board of Medicine
Virginia Board of Medicine accepts the courses that are endorsed by ACCME and grants AMA PRA Category 1 credit.
CME Credits Required : 60.00 | Licensing Cycle AMA PRA : 2 Years | Category Credits : 30.00
- 60 hours every 2 years;
- 30 hours of CME must be under Category 1, of which 2 hours must be in pain management, proper prescribing of controlled substances, and the diagnosis and management of addiction.
- 60 hours of CME for every 2 years followed by immediate preceding renewal
- A minimum of 30 hours must be under Category 1, of which 2 hours must be in pain management, proper prescribing of controlled substances, and the diagnosis of management of addiction.
- OCC/MOC is not specifically addressed, but an endorsement of recertification by a specialty board is admitted as a substitute by the Virginia Board of Medicine.