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Ott, Harald C., MD


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Thoracic Surgery


Medical Education
  • MD, Leopold-Franzens University
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital|Residency, University Hospital Austria
  • Fellowship, Toronto General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery - General
Foreign Languages
  • German
  • 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
  • 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
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Research & Publications

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News & Events

  • Creating organs - one cell at a time

    On any given day in the Ott Lab at the MGH a number of studies are underway. Bioreactors, each with an organ inside, are hooked to complicated networks of tubes carrying special solutions into the organ’s cellular scaffolding. This is the world of Harald Ott, MD, a thoracic surgeon who leads the lab’s activities.

  • Functional heart muscle regenerated in decellularized human hearts

    MGH researchers have taken initial steps toward the creation of bioengineered human hearts using donor hearts stripped of components that would generate an immune response and cardiac muscle cells generated from induced pluripotent stem cells, which could come from a potential recipient.

  • MGH team develops transplantable bioengineered forelimb in an animal model

    A team of MGH investigators has made the first steps towards development of bioartificial replacement limbs suitable for transplantation.


Division of Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Founders 7
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-2311
Fax: 617-726-7667

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