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Marielle (Marielle) Scherrer-Crosbie, MD

  • Associate Physician


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Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Echocardiography
Medical Education
  • MD, Paris Ile De France University
  • Residency, Henri Mondor Hospital
  • Fellowship, Henri Mondor Hospital|Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Foreign Languages
  • French
  • German
  • 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
  • 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
  • MassHealth
  • 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
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group

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1993: MD, University of Paris, France
1994-1996: Assistant Professor in Medicine, Paris, France (specialty nuclear medicine)
1996-2002: Research and Clinical Fellowship, Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, MGH, Boston 
2002-2003: Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston
 Clinical Assistant, Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, MGH, Boston
2003-2010: Assistant Professor in Medicine,  Harvard Medical School, Boston
2006-2007: Assistant, Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, MGH, Boston
2007-       : Assistant Physician, Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, MGH, Boston
2010-       : Associate Professor in Medicine,  Harvard Medical School, Boston

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Narrative report

I am a cardiologist, and spend 40% time in clinicalechocardiography and 60% time in the research laboratory (10% time in bothsettings dedicated to teaching). My research interest is to further theunderstanding of heart failure progression; echocardiography is a crucial toolthat allows me to link signaling pathways to the organ level, and apply basicresearch findings to clinical research.

One particular topic of interest in my research has been to better understand the role of nitric oxide in the development of heart failure. As obesity is affecting an increasing proportion of the western societies, Iwanted to study the interaction between metabolic challenges, heart functionand nitric oxide.

Furthermore, I develop, validate and lead the platform ofmouse echocardiography as a tool to better build up noninvasive diagnosticmodalities that further the understanding of heart failure in humans. Some ofmy recent work applies echocardiographic indices of myocardial function frommice to humans. Using findings in a mouse model of chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity, we validated echocardiography as a predictor of later cardiotoxicity. I am now the principal investigator on a multicenter prospective study assessing similar indices in women with breast cancer.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

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Nitric Oxide  Synthase 3 limits left ventricularremodeling after myocardial infarction in mice.  Circulation2001

A short duration of high-fat diet induces insulin resistance andpredisposes to adverse left ventricular remodeling after pressureoverload.  Am JPhysiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 

Early Detection and Prediction ofCardiotoxicity in Chemotherapy-Treated Patients. Circulation CV imaging 2012

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News & Events

  • Recognized for Excellence

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Cardio-Oncology Program is honored by the Mass General Cancer Center for its work in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease related to chemotherapy or radiotherapy.


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Fax: 617-726-8383

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