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Nancy (Nancy) J. Tarbell, MD

  • CC Wang Professor of Radiation Oncology
  • Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs
  • Pediatric Radiation Oncologist


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Radiation Oncology


Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Pediatric brain tumors
Medical Education
  • MD, SUNY at Syracuse (Upstate) College of Medicine
  • Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Therapeutic Radiology
  • 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 - 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
Patient Age Group

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Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, is Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs and the C.C. Wang Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School. Previously, she led pediatric radiation oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. At Mass General, Dr. Tarbell also directed the Center for Faculty Development and the Office for Women's Careers.

Dr. Tarbell is an internationally recognized expert in pediatric oncology and, in particular, pediatric brain tumors. Consistently listed in The Best Doctors of America (Woodward and White), Dr. Tarbell serves on the national Children's Oncology Group Brain Tumor Committee. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2002 and has authored more than 300 original publications and book chapters. Dr. Tarbell is co-editor of Pediatric Radiation Oncology, now in its 5th edition.

In addition, Dr. Tarbell is a longstanding advocate for faculty development initiatives including mentoring programs for junior faculty and numerous efforts on behalf of women and minorities. As Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs, Dr. Tarbell oversees the Office of Faculty Affairs, the Office of Faculty and Research Integrity, the Office for Diversity and Community Partnership, and several HMS-wide centers and divisions


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Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

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News & Events

  • Tarbell receives multiple honors

    Nancy Tarbell, MD, has been selected to receive the Association of American Medical Colleges' 2014 Women in Medicine Leadership Development Award and one of three 2014 Gold Medals bestowed by the American Society of Radiation Oncology.

  • Inaugural Tarbell lecture held

    MGH Hotline 05.29.09 In celebration of Faculty Development Month, the MGH Center for Faculty Development presented the first annual Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, Faculty Development Lectureship Series May 6 in the Thier Conference Room.


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