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David G. Forcione, MD

Associate Director of Interventional Endoscopy (MGH)

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Harvard Medical School)

  • Phone: 617-726-0607
Department of Medicine


  • Cancer Center
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Digestive Healthcare Center
  • Pancreas and Biliary Center
  • Swallowing and Heartburn Center
  • Barrett's Esophagus Treatment Center
  • Colorectal Center
Clinical Interests
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
Endoscopic ultrasound
Disorders of the Pancreas and Bile Ducts
Pancreas cysts
Pancreatitis (acute and chronic)
Barrett's esophagus
Endoscopic Ablation of Barrett's Esophagus (EMR, RFA, Cryo)
Endolumenal stenting (Esophageal Stents, Gastric Stents)
Complex Colon Polyps and Colonic Stents
Cyanoacrylate Glue Injection for Varices
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
Medical Education
MD, Boston University School of Medicine
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Associate Director of Interventional Endoscopy (Massachusetts General Hospital)
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Harvard Medical School)

David G. Forcione, MD is the Associate Director of Interventional Endoscopy at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Forcione's has clinical expertise is in all aspects of Interventional Endoscopy, with particular focus on endoscopic evaluation of the pancreas and bile ducts, diagnosis and treatment of Barrett's esophagus, and management of early gastrointestinal malignancies.  Dr. Forcione sees patients at MGH in Danvers and in Boston.

PublicationsKaraca C, Turner B, Forcione,DG, Brugge W. The Accuracy of EUS in the Evaluation of Small Gastric Subepithelial Lesions. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 71(4),722-727. 2010 Apr 17.

Telford JJ, Carr-Locke DL, Baron T, Poneros JM, Bounds BC, Kelsey PB, Schapiro RH, Huang, CS, Lichtensetin DR, Jacobson BC, Saltzman JR, Thompson CC, Forcione DG, Gostout CJ, Brugge WR. A randomized trial comparing uncovered and partially covered self-expandable metal stents in the palliation of distal malignant biliary obstruction. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 72(5) 2010 Nov. 18.

Genevay M, Mino-Kenudson M, Yaeger KA, Konstantinidis I, Ferrone C, Thayer S, Fernandez-del Castillo C, Sahani D, Bounds B, Forcione DG, Brugge WR, Pitman MB. Cytology Adds Value to Imaging Studies for Risk Assessment of Malignancy in Pancreatic Mucinous Cysts. Annals of Surgery (in press) 2011.

Shaw AT, Forcione DG, Digumarthy SR, Iafrate AJ Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 21-2011. A 31-year-old man with ALK-positive adenocarcinoma of the lung. N Engl J Med. 365(2):158-67, 2011 Jul 14.

Puli SR, Bechtold ML, Pamulaparthy SR, Marshall SJ, Cashman M, Forcione DG Diagnostic Accuracy of EUS in Detecting Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review (submitted for publication) 

Karaca C, Turner B, Forcione DG, Brugge, WR. EUS of Duplication Cysts (submitted for publication)

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