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Garrett M. Chinn, MD, MS


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Primary Care


Clinical Interests
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Behavioral economics
  • Health Information Technology
  • Telemedicine
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Preventive medicine
  • General internal medicine
Medical Education
  • M.S., Georgetown University
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Internal 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 - ACD
  • 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 - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Garrett Chinn, MD MS MPH graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BS in Bioengineering, and received his MS and MD degrees from Georgetown University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

He trained in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Later, he obtained an MPH in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As a general internist, he practices primary care and hospital medicine, and is an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Research and clinical interests include behavioral economics, the social determinants of health, preventive medicine, health care economics, telemedicine and health information technology, cancer survivorship, and bacteremia. Personal interests include photography.

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Research & Publications

Chinn GM, Liu P-H, Klabunde CN, Kahn KL, Keating NL. Physicians' preferences for hospice if they were terminally ill and the timing of hospice discussions with their patients. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2014;174:466-468.

Chinn GM and Kimball AB. Psoriasis. In: Kiefer MM, Chong C, eds. Pocket Primary Care: A Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2014.

Chinn GM and Kroshinsky D. Rosacea. In: Kiefer MM, Chong C, eds. Pocket Primary Care: A Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2014.

Hall KT, Tolkin BR, Chinn GM, Kirsch I, Kelley JM, et al. Conscientiousness is modified by genetic variation in catechol-O-methyltransferase to reduce symptom complaints in IBS patients. Brain and Behavior 2015;5:e00294.

Hung D, Chinn GM, Jahan-Tigh RR. Flow Cytometry II: Mass and imaging cytometry. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. In Press

Jahan-Tigh RR, Chinn GM, Rapini RP. A comparative study between smartphone-based microscopy and conventional light microscopy in 1021 dermatopathology specimens. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. In Press

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15 Parkman Street
Boston MA, 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-3456
Fax: 617-724-9666

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