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James Stuart Allan, MD

Assoc. Chief, Thoracic Surgery; NSMC-Salem Hospital

Co-Director, Surgical Intensive Care; NSMC-Salem Hospital

Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Transplantation Lab, MGH/HMS TBRC

  • Phone: 617-724-1103
Thoracic Surgery
Department of Surgery


  • Cancer Center
  • Thoracic Cancers
  • Thymoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Transplant Center
  • Lung Transplant
Clinical Interests
Lung cancer
Esophageal cancer
Benign and malignant diseases of the chest
Myasthenia gravis
Airway surgery
Lung transplant
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Salem: North Shore Medical Center
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery), American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Patient Gateway
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Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients


Education: Harvard College (A.B. magna cum laude in Chemistry); Harvard Medical School (HMS) (M.D. magna cum laude in Medicine); 2005 Suffolk University (M.B.A. with highest honors in Finance)

Residency: 1990-1995 Resident in Surgery (Massachusetts General Hospital); 1995-1996 Research Fellowship in Transplantation Immunology (MGH/HMS Transplantation Biology Research Center); 1996-1999 Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery (MGH and Children's Hospital, Boston)

Dr. Allan is a thoracic surgeon practicing at MGH and NSMC-Salem Hospital. He has a full-time HMS faculty appointment, and is a member of the MGH Lung Transplantation Team. He also serves as the Associate Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Co-Director of Surgical Intensive Care at NSMC-Salem Hospital. Dr. Allan's clinical interests include the surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the lungs and esophagus, with an emphasis on lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and hyperhidrosis.

ResearchDr. Allan is an NIH-funded principal investigator in the area of lung transplantation, and has won numerous other grants and awards for his research. He is published in the fields of human physiology, thoracic surgery, and transplantation, with special expertise in the experimental use of large-animal models in cardiothoracic transplantation.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Dr. Allan is extensively published in the areas of thoracic surgery and transplant immunology. Please use the Pub Med URL provided and search "Allan JS and (lung or esophagus or transplantation)" for representative publications.

Division of Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-1103
Phone 2: 978-745-1581
Fax: 978-745-9024

Division of Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-1103
Phone 2: 978-745-1581
Fax: 978-745-9024

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