Charles P. Tifft, MD, FAHA

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

Internal medicine has evolved into a complex specialty combined with other care known as primary care. It requires more than a time-pressured visit with a “provider.” My goal is to manage your medical needs by using my 37 years of teaching and patient care at my academic medical center, Boston Medical Center, to ensure your healthcare goals are exceeded. 

My experience allows me to partner with my patients to provide a personalized and academic approach. My prior research and teaching history has focused on hypertension, cardiovascular health and prevention. As a private doctor, I have the time that is needed to help each of my patients be well and stay well. Imagine a practice where you come first - my passion is to make that a reality. The individualized attention offered in my office, often compared to services in a concierge healthcare practice, is helping my patients take charge of their health and achieve their goals.

I am affiliated with Boston Medical Center Hospital. Although most of my primary care patients reside in greater Boston, I see patients from all over New England.

Physician Profile


Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
Bachelor of Arts, Biology & Liberal Arts 1969
Medical School
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
Doctorate of Medicine 1973
University Hospital
Boston, MA
University Hospital
Boston, MA
Junior Resident 1974-1975
Senior Resident 1975-1976
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
National Institute of Health Cardiovascular Trainee 1976-1977
University Hospital/Boston City Hospital
Boston, MA
Nephrology Fellow 1975-1976
University Hospital/Boston City Hospital
Boston, MA
Hypertension and Atherosclerosis Fellow 1976-1978



Professional Society Memberships

American Heart Association
- Elected Fellow, Council of High Blood Pressure research
- Member, Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease
American Society of Hypertension, Member
Massachusetts Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations

Boston Medical Center Hospital

Honors and Awards

Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2010-2015
Boston Magazine Top Doctors List 1999-2015
Listed in Best Doctors in America 1995
The Master Teacher Classic Award/Classic of the Decade Paper, Cardiovascular Review and Reports 1990


American Board of Internal Medicine
- Subspecialty of Nephrology
American Society of Hypertension
Specialist in Clinical Hypertension

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Elizabeth and Peter

    Thank you Dr. Tifft! It's great to have you as our doctor and YOU are the BEST!!!

  • Member: Lawrence

    Dr Tifft is very caring, easy to talk to, explains things so they are understandable. I'm very happy to have someone of his calibe...

  • Member: James

    When I make my periodic visits with Dr. Tifft it is more like going to meet a close friend then going to see a doctor. He makes m...

  • Member: Richard

    Charlie has put me to the test time and time again by telling me what I need to do to better control and handle my health and well...