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Robert (Scott) Scott Harris, MD


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Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine


Clinical Interests
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Interstitial lung disease
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Residency, Tufts Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
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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
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • 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
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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Harris is part of a group of researchers in the Pulmonary Imaging and Bioengineering Laboratory, a multi-disciplinary, inter-departmental group of investigators aiming to advance the understanding of whole-organ physiology and pathophysiology of the human lung through the development and implementation of advanced imaging techniques, sophisticated mathematical and computer modeling, and bioengineering. This group applies rigorous quantitative tools to investigate the complex structure-function relationships of healthy and diseased lungs. Some of the lung diseases studied are: acute lung injury, ventilator induced lung injury, obstructive lung disease (asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis), pulmonary embolus and pulmonary hypertension. The primary techniques of pulmonary imaging used are positron-emission tomography (PET) for functional imaging such as regional ventilation, perfusion, and inflammation, and high-resolution computed tomography scanning for structural imaging. The projects are collaborative efforts of highly skilled individuals including medical and engineering students, engineers, radiologists, nuclear physicists, and nuclear pharmacists with over 30 years experience in imaging at MGH. Some of the lab's work combining mathematical modeling and functional imaging has led to novel insights into the mechanisms of such pathophysiologic processes as bronchoconstriction in asthma or inflammation in acute lung injury.


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Pulmonary and Critical Care
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-1721
Fax: 617-726-6878

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