Co-Director Corrigan Woman's Heart Health Program




Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Heart disease in women
  • Cardiovascular Disease during Pregnancy
  • Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine
  • Residency, Ottawa Civic Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital|Fellowship, Ottawa Heart Institute
Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • 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
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Dr. Scott is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Medical School in Ontario, Canada. She held the positions of Chief Internal Medicine and Chief Cardiology Resident. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Echocardiography at Massachusetts General Hospital.

She worked on Cape Cod for several years and became involved with the American Heart Association to help found the first Go Red For Women Luncheon there. As a result she was awarded the American Heart Association Physician of the Year Award in 2005.

She joined the Cardiology Division at MGH in 2007 and is currently the Co-Director for the Corrigan Womans Heart Health Program.

Dr. Scott also helped establish the Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Service at MGH and sees women who develop heart disease during pregnancy or pregnant women with pre-existing cardiac condtions. 

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Research & Publications


1. Laupacis A, Sekar N, Stiell I. Clinical Prediction Rules:   Review and Suggested Modification of the Methodological Standards. Journal of the American Medical Association 1997; 277:488-94.

2. Scott N, LeMay M, Ruddy T, DeKemp R, Labinaz M, Marquis JF, Laramee L, OBrien E, Williams W, Higginson L, Beanlands R. Evaluation of myocardial perfusion post myocardial infarction in patients receiving primary stent implantation or t-PA. American Journal of Cardiology 2001;88(8):886-889

3. Martin F, Sanchez PL, Doherty E, Colon-Hernandez PJ, Delgado G, Inglessis I, Scott N, Hung J, King ME, Buonanno F, Demirjian Z, deMoor M, Palacios IF. Percutaneous Transcatheter Closure of Patient Foramen Ovale in Patients with Paradoxical Embolism.  Circulation 2002;106:1121-26

4. Scott NS, King ME, McQuillan B, Shariff S, Hung J, Januzzi JL, Palacios IF, Picard MH. Effect of Atrial Septal Mobility on Transcatheter Closure of Interatrial Communications. Echocardiography 2003;20(8):711-14

5. Scott NS, Picard MH. Ventricular Function. In:  Atlas of Echocardiography Aula Medica Editions 2002

6. Sekar N, Green M. EKG of the month. Perspectives in Cardiology 1998;14(2):31-32
7. Scott N, Weyman A. Mitral Valve Replacement for Restenosis after Repeat Percutaneous Mitral Valvuloplasty. Rev Cardiovasc Med 2002;3(3):148-151

8. Scott N, Veinot JP, Chan KL. Communications to the Editor:  Symptoms in Cardiac Myxoma. Chest 2003;124:2408

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News & Events

  • The importance of heart health

    In honor of American Heart Month, the MGH Heart Center hosted a number of events throughout February to raise awareness and educate patients and staff about heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.

  • Pregnancy and Heart Disease

    February is American Heart Month, and the spotlight is on heart health. Throughout this month, we will be featuring articles including discussions with physicians in the Massachusetts General Heart Center to learn more about the topics surrounding heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women.

  • Go Red: MGH Heart Center promotes healthy hearts

    MGH Hotline 2.13.09 Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills more women than the next five leading causes of death combined, yet only 57 percent of women are aware that CVD is their greatest health threat. To help increase awareness, the MGH Heart Center's Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program sponsored several events Feb. 2 through 6, as part of the American Heart Association's national "Go Red for Women" campaign.

  • Heart Center celebrates Go Red

    As advocates of the American Heart Association's Go Red movement, physicians and staff at the Heart Center offered tools and events to raise awareness of heart disease.


Cardiac Unit Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-1739
Fax: 617-643-1158

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