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Sean’s father, legendary Boston Globe columnist Will McDonough, died suddenly of cardiac amyloidosis in 2003. This special celebrity charity event supports cardiac amyloidosis research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


About the Cardiac Amyloidosis Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

The Cardiac Amyloidosis Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is the only program in the country devoted exclusively to cardiac amyloidosis. Our program—featuring a multidisciplinary team of experts—specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of this rare and often misdiagnosed condition. We are committed to educating patients and physicians and spreading awareness.

Led by Rodney H. Falk, MD, widely recognized as a cardiac amyloidosis expert, our team includes specialists in cardiology, cardiac pathology, gastroenterology, hematology, nephrology, neurology and cardiac research—all Harvard Medical School faculty with extensive experience in cardiac amyloidosis. We work closely with patients and referring physicians, providing the highest standard of medical and supportive care, combined with cutting-edge research and clinical trials. An international referral site, the Cardiac Amyloidosis Program is part of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart & Vascular Center and is located within the state-of-the-art Shapiro Cardiovascular Center.

Since 2018, the Sean McDonough Celebrity Golf Classic has raised more than $830,000 to support Dr. Falk’s team and the important work they are doing in the fight against cardiac amyloidosis. Learn more about their dedicated efforts and the impact of your gift by reading the most recent report.