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Vicki E. Noble, MD

  • Chief, Division of Emergency Ultrasound


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Dr Vicki Elizabeth Noble is an emergency medicine physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.


Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests
  • Point of Care Emergency Ultrasound
  • Diagnostic Imaging Resource Utilization
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center
Board Certifications
  • 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 - 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
Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric

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Dr. Vicki Noble is a physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She received her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her residency at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program (HAEMR). She then completed a fellowship in emergency ultrasound at St.Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, NY.

Dr. Noble introduced and developed a required rotation for all emergency medicine residents in bedside sonography for the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program and has trained and credentialed the emergency medicine faculty group at MGH in point of care ultrasound. She teaches ultrasound to surgical and medical residents rotating through the emergency department and has been part of the faculty team that is introducing point of care ultrasound to the Harvard Medical School curriculum. Dr. Noble also began an international ultrasound fellowship opportunity for physicians from around the world who are interested in point of care ultrasound training and research. She has taught point of care ultrasound diagnostics in a variety of international settings including working with trauma team organizations in Ethiopia, disaster relief organizations in Indonesia and clinical continuing education programs in Rwanda. 

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Noble's main research interest is in diagnostic imaging comparative effectiveness.  She is also interested in novel applications for point of care ultrasound such as lung ultrasound point of care testing.  She is active in evaluating the use of thoracic ultrasound to the pre-hospital setting and as a continuous monitoring modality in intensive care units. She is part of a multi-center trial looking point of care cardiac ultrasound in cardiac arrest and the implications of expanding basic cardiac ultrasound skills to all critical care physicians.   Finally she is the site investigator for a national AHRQ sponsored trial comparing diagnostic imaging strategies in patients with renal colic.

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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Emergency Medicine
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Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-5655
Fax: 617-724-0917

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