January 11, 2024

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Welcomes Mark Tallman, MD, to Advanced Heart Failure Care Team

Dr. Tallman brings deep experience in treating patients with severe heart failure

BRIGHTON – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is expanding its Advanced Heart Failure Program with the addition of experienced heart failure specialist Dr. Mark Tallman. Dr. Tallman joins Richard D. Patten, MD, FACC, Chief of the Heart Failure division, in the care of patients needing heart failure treatment.

“Dr. Tallman has exceptional experience in many facets of advanced heart failure care, and we are so pleased that he has joined our team at St. Elizabeth’s. His expertise will make an important difference for our patients in their ongoing care and quality of life,” said Joseph Carrozza, MD, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, and Vice President, Steward Cardiovascular Network. 

Dr. Tallman earned his medical degree at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., while serving in the United States Army Reserve (Active Duty). After serving for two years as an Internist at Fort McClellan in Alabama, Dr. Tallman left military service and completed a fellowship in General Cardiology at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. Following completion of his fellowship, Dr. Tallman returned to the Albany area to work in private practice for Capital Cardiology Associates.

While in Albany, he held appointments at Albany Medical Center, The St. Peter’s Health System, and the Seton Healthcare System. During his time in Albany, Dr. Tallman helped found the Left Ventricle Assisted Device (LVAD) program for patients with severe heart failure who need a life-saving heart pump as part of their care. He was also the lead echocardiogram physician when Albany Medical Center opened a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement-Structural Heart Disease program.  Following his departure from Albany, he worked at Stony Brook University as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the heart failure program there. Dr. Tallman joins St. Elizabeth’s after returning to the University of Rochester where he held a faculty appointment as an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine. In Rochester, Dr. Tallman worked in the Section of Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant. During the four-and-a-half years he spent with the program, the Advanced Heart Failure Program at the University of Rochester transplanted more than 80 patients and implanted 200 Left Ventricular Assist Devices

Dr. Tallman holds separate board certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine in: Cardiovascular Disease and Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Medicine. He has also been board-certified by the National Board of Echocardiography in Adult Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography. 

Dr. Tallman has clinical interests in Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathies, Mechanical Circulatory Support (both short- and long-term), Structural Heart Disease and Echocardiography. He is accepting new patients at his clinic, located at 736 Cambridge St., Connell Pavilion, Floor 2. Dr. Tallman’s office may be reached at: 617-789-2344.

About St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, a Boston University Teaching Hospital, offers patients access to some of Boston's most respected physicians and advanced treatments for a full-range of medical specialties, including family medicine, cardiovascular care, women and infants' health, cancer care, neurology care, and orthopedics. The 308-bed tertiary care facility is part of Steward Health Care. For more information, visit

About Steward Health Care 
Over a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability. 
As the country’s largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world. 
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,600 providers and 30,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers. 
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 33 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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