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.
BiographyDr. John T. Nagurney, attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine, received his M.D. from
ResearchDr. 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.
Cardiac CT gives emergency physicians the ability to predict major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients presenting with chest pain, according to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Incorporating coronary CT angiography into the initial evaluation of low-risk patients coming to hospital emergency departments with chest pain appears to reduce the time patients spend in the hospital without incurring additional costs or exposing patients to significant risks.