Dr. Gervais' clinical and research interests are percutaneous tumor ablation, adult and pediatric nonvascular Interventional Radiology, and Abdominal Imaging.
BiographyDr. Gervais trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Diagnostic Radiology and Abdominal Imaging and Intervention. She has worked as an Interventional Radiologist at Children's Hospital Boston. Her clinical interests are percutaneous tumor ablation, adult and pediatric nonvascular Interventional Radiology, and Abdominal Imaging. Her research interests are in percutaneous tumor ablation and nonvascular Interventional Radiology. She is best known for her research in the field of renal tumor ablation and has published and lectured extensively on that topic.
Partial List of Publications - Complete and up to date listing available in Pubmed
Gervais DA, McGovern FJ, Wood BJ, Goldberg SN, McDougal WS, Mueller PR. Radiofrequency Ablation of Renal Cell Carcinoma: Early Clinical Experience. Radiology 2000; 217: 265-272.
Gervais DA, Francis J. McGovern, MD, Ronald S. Arellano, MD, W. Scott McDougal, MD, Peter R. Mueller, MD. Radiofrequency Ablation of Renal Cell Carcinoma: Clinical Experience and Technical Success in 42 Tumors. Radiology 2003; 26:417-424.
Gervais DA, McGovern FJ, Arellano RS, McDougal WS, Mueller PR. Radiofrequency Ablation of Renal Cell Carcinoma Part 1: Indications, Results, and Role in Patient Management over a Six-Year Period and Ablation of 100 Tumors. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2005; 185:64-71.
Gervais DA, Arellano RS, McGovern FJ, McDougal WS, Mueller PR. Radiofrequency Ablation of Renal Cell Carcinoma Part 2: Lessons Learned with Ablation of 100 Tumors. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2005; 185:72-80.
MGH Hotline 5.08.09 Debra Gervais, MD, associate director of the Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention, has been named director of the Division of Pediatric Radiology for the MGH Department of Radiology. In her new role, Gervais will assume an administrative role working with pediatric radiologists and the leadership of MassGeneral Hospital for Children.
Debra Gervais, MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Radiology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, answers questions about children and radiation exposure.
A jungle has crept into the newly renovated MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Imaging Waiting Room.
Dushyant Sahani, MD, Director of CT at Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging, answers parents’ questions on the June 2012 study in The Lancet that found that children who get several CT scans have a slightly higher chance of brain cancer and leukemia in later life.
Six Mass General radiologists were recently inducted as American College of Radiology fellows, demonstrating a history of service and dedication to patients.