University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Cardiovascular Medicine

Bio for Marc Tischler, M.D.
Marc Tischler, M.D.

Marc Tischler, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine
Department of Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
Medicine-Cardiology, McClure Wing, 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401


Medical School - Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Research Interests

Dr. Tischler's research has focused on the natural history and pathophysiology of mitral regurgitation with particular emphasis on the implications of mitral valve repair compared with valve replacement surgery.   He has studied the effects of alteration in ventricular geometry on exercise performance and ventricular filling in patients with congestive heart failure. Dr. Tischler has collaborated with Dr. Ades in the study of the effects of resistance training in elderly patients with coronary disease and with Dr. LeWinter in his studies of left ventricular restoring forces. He is currently studying the effects of mesenchymal stem cells on left ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction.

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT


Representative Publications from a total of 91:

Tischler M, Gentchos G, White G.  Complex congenital heart disease:  A 3T CMR Perspective.  Congenital Cardiol Today 2006; 4:1-8.

Gentchos GE, Tischler MD, Christian TF.  Imaging and quantifying valvular heart disease using magnetic resonsnce techniques.  Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med 2006; 8:453-460.

Toth MJ, Ades PA, Tischler MD, Tracy RP, LeWinter MM.  Immune activation is associated with reduced skeletal muscle mass and physical function in chronic heart failure.  Int J Cardiol 2006; 109:179-187.

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