Overview

Departments

Thoracic Surgery

Surgery

Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Transplant Center

Clinical Interests
  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Benign and malignant diseases of the chest
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Airway surgery
  • Lung transplant
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Dover, NH: Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
  • Salem: North Shore Medical Center
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric
Gender
Male

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Biography

Education:

Harvard College; A.B. magna cum laude in Chemistry
Harvard Medical School; M.D. magna cum laude in Medicine
Suffolk University; M.B.A. with highest honors in Finance

Training:

1990-1995: Resident in Surgery, MGH
1995-1996: Fellow in Transplant Immunology, MGH & HMS Transplantation Biology Research Center
1996-1999: Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery, MGH & Children's Hospital, Boston

Dr. Allan is certified by both the Am. Board of Surgery and the Am. Board of Thoracic Surgery. He has a full-time faculty appointment at HMS. His clinical interests include the surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the lungs and esophagus (including lung cancer and esophageal cancer) and palmar hyperhidrosis. Dr. Allan is also the Assoc. Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Co-Director of Surgical Intensive Care at NSMC-Salem Hospital, and the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.

Dr. Allan is an NIH-funded investigator in the area of lung transplantation, and has won numerous grants and awards for his research.  His current efforts focus on developing strategies to promote the long-term acceptance of transplanted organs without the need for immunosuppression. He is extensively 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. 

Dr. Allan has held leadership positions in several national societies in the areas of transplantation and health policy, and is the President-Elect for the American Society of Transplantation.  He also serves as the Chair for Protocol Review for the MGH IACUC.




 

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. 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.
Publications

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.

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Contact

Division of Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-724-1103
Phone 2: 978-745-1581
Fax: 978-745-9024

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