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James Stuart Allan, MD

  • Assoc. Chief, Thoracic Surgery and Co-Director, Surgical Intensive Care; NSMC-Salem Hospital
  • Chief, Thoracic Surgery, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
  • Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Transplantation Lab, MGH/HMS Transplantation Biology Research Center


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Thoracic Surgery


Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Transplant Center

Clinical Interests
  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Benign and malignant diseases of the chest
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Airway surgery
  • Lung transplant
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Dover, NH: Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
  • Salem: North Shore Medical Center
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
  • 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 - 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
Adult and Pediatric

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Allan is an NIH-funded principal investigator in the area of lung transplantation, and has won numerous other grants and awards for his research. He is published in the fields of human physiology, thoracic surgery, and transplantation, with special expertise in the experimental use of large-animal models in cardiothoracic transplantation.

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Dr. Allan is extensively published in the areas of thoracic surgery and transplant immunology. Please use the Pub Med URL provided and search "Allan JS and (lung or esophagus or transplantation)" for representative publications.

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Division of Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-724-1103
Phone 2: 978-745-1581
Fax: 978-745-9024

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