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John T. (Toby) Nagurney, MD

Director, Emergency Medicine Research Program

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.

  • Phone: 617-726-7622
Department of Emergency Medicine
Clinical Interests
Chest pain
Technology assessment
International Emergency Medicine
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Weill Cornell College of Medicine
Residency, Cornell University Medical Center
Fellowship, Cornell University Medical Center
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyDr. 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.

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.

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