Overview

Dr. Gervais' clinical and research interests are percutaneous tumor ablation, adult and pediatric nonvascular Interventional Radiology, and Abdominal Imaging.

Departments

Radiology

Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Tumor ablation
  • GU interventions
  • Pediatric Nonvascular Interventions
  • Cross-sectional imaging
Medical Education
  • MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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 - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • 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
Pediatric and Adult
Gender
Female

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Biography

Dr. Gervais trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Diagnostic Radiology and Abdominal Imaging and Intervention.  She has worked as an Interventional Radiologist at Children's Hospital Boston.  Her clinical interests are percutaneous tumor ablation, adult and pediatric nonvascular Interventional Radiology, and Abdominal Imaging.  Her research interests are in percutaneous tumor ablation and nonvascular Interventional Radiology. She is best known for her research in the field of renal tumor ablation and has published and lectured extensively on that topic.

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Research & Publications

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Partial List of Publications - Complete and up to date listing available in Pubmed

Gervais DA, McGovern FJ, Wood BJ, Goldberg SN, McDougal WS, Mueller PR.  Radiofrequency Ablation of Renal Cell Carcinoma: Early Clinical Experience. Radiology 2000; 217: 265-272.

Gervais DA, Francis J. McGovern, MD, Ronald S. Arellano, MD, W. Scott McDougal, MD, Peter R. Mueller, MD.  Radiofrequency Ablation of Renal Cell Carcinoma:  Clinical Experience and Technical Success in 42 Tumors. Radiology 2003; 26:417-424.  

Gervais DA, McGovern FJ, Arellano RS, McDougal WS, Mueller PR.  Radiofrequency Ablation of Renal Cell Carcinoma Part 1: Indications, Results, and Role in Patient Management over a Six-Year Period and Ablation of 100 Tumors.  AJR Am J Roentgenol 2005; 185:64-71.

Gervais DA, Arellano RS, McGovern FJ, McDougal WS, Mueller PR.  Radiofrequency Ablation of Renal Cell Carcinoma Part 2: Lessons Learned with Ablation of 100 Tumors.  AJR Am J Roentgenol 2005; 185:72-80.

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News & Events

  • Mass General radiologists inducted as fellows in the American College of Radiology

    Six Mass General radiologists were recently inducted as American College of Radiology fellows, demonstrating a history of service and dedication to patients.

  • Safety: Children and CT Scans

    Dushyant Sahani, MD, Director of CT at Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging, answers parents' questions on the June 2012 study in The Lancet that found that children who get several CT scans have a slightly higher chance of brain cancer and leukemia in later life.

  • Pediatric Imaging Waiting Room Gets New Look

    A jungle has crept into the newly renovated MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Imaging Waiting Room.

  • Radiation Q&A with Debra Gervais, MD

    Debra Gervais, MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Radiology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, answers questions about children and radiation exposure.

  • Gervais named director of the Division of Pediatric Radiology

    MGH Hotline 5.08.09 Debra Gervais, MD, associate director of the Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention, has been named director of the Division of Pediatric Radiology for the MGH Department of Radiology. In her new role, Gervais will assume an administrative role working with pediatric radiologists and the leadership of MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

Contact

Radiological Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-643-2009
Fax: 617-726-4891

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