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John (Toby) T. Nagurney, MD

  • Director, Emergency Medicine Research Program


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John Tobias Nagurney M.D. is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine. He is also an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.


Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests
  • Chest pain
  • Technology assessment
  • International Emergency Medicine
  • Research
  • Neurology
Medical Education
  • MD, Weill Cornell College of Medicine
  • Residency, Cornell University Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Cornell University Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • 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
  • 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
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric

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Dr. John T. Nagurney, attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine, received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College. He also has a MPH from Harvard University School of Public Health. Dr. Nagurney completed his residency at The New York Hospital- Cornell University Medical Center and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in Public Health and General Internal Medicine and Ambulatory Care at The New York Hospital's Cornell University Medical Center.

Dr. Nagurney is the Research Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine.  In this capacity he oversees and conducts significant research regarding many aspects of emergency care, and he assists other principal investigators in study design, human subject considerations, and research methodology.  He has also developed a curriculum in research methodology and teaches approaches to research for the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Nagurney has conducted clinical research, and over the last fifteen years has written or been a coauthor on over 60 manuscripts and 70 presented and/or published abstracts. He has also mentored medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty. He has been a funded co investigator on several NIH RO 1 and AHRQ grants, and has performed many industry-sponsored studies. Dr. Nagurney became the ED's Research Director in 1995. He joined the Partners IRB in 1998, and has represented the department on the HMS- DEM Research Committee, serving three terms as chairman.

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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Emergency Medicine
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Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-7622
Fax: 617-724-0917

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