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Robert Arthur (Bob) Novelline, MD

Director, Emergency Radiology

Robert A. Novelline, MD is Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, Director of the MGH Division of Emergency Radiology and Director of the Harvard Medical School Core and Advanced Radiology Clerkships at MGH.

  • Phone: 617-726-8796
Clinical Interests
Emergency radiology
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Boston University School of Medicine
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

ResearchDr. Novelline's research interests are Emergency Radiology and Radiology Education. Since 1982, he has served as Director of the MGH Division of Emergency Radiology. He installed one of the first CT scanners in an emergency imaging facility and pioneered investigations on the CT diagnosis of traumatic and non-traumatic emergencies. His CT protocols and techniques for imaging emergency patients have been widely implemented. He also developed a National Core Curriculum in Emergency Radiology for radiology residents and fellows.
Dr. Novelline has published over 150 original reports or reviews, and has authored or co-authored 11 textbooks. His publications include original observations on the imaging of trauma of the face, spine, chest and abdomen, as well as the imaging of many non-traumatic emergency conditions including appendicitis, diverticulitis and pulmonary embolism.
As Director of the Harvard Medical School Core Radiology Clerkships at MGH he has developed medical student curricula in radiology, which have been adopted at many US medical schools. Additionally he has published on many facets of medical student radiology education. Dr. Novelline is the author of Squir?s Fundamentals of Radiology, currently one of the worlds largest selling medical student radiology textbooks, now printed in seven languages.

MGH & BWH Radiology Review: 2016

An intensive review of radiology through a series of lectures and case review sessions. This course will also include an optional simulation workshop on managing contrast crisis situations.

Radiological Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-8796
Fax: 617-724-7140