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Board of Trustees

Chester Hedgepeth, MD, PhD


In addition to serving as executive chief of cardiology of Care New England, Chester leads a large cardiovascular service group and organizes network cardiovascular programs for Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is a Board member for Integra Accountable Care Organization as well as Affinity Physician Health Care Group. Chester joined the Board in 2019 after serving as an Annual Fund Ambassador and a member of the Advancement Committee. He and his wife Alyson are serving as the 2019-20 Annual Fund Chairs. He and Alyson live in Westwood with their children Grant (DCD ’24) and Milly (DCD ’27).


After earning his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, he received his combined medical doctorate and doctorate of philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. Chester’s research was completed in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute where he worked to define key signaling components responsible for dorsal-ventral patterning in embryogenesis.