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Muniappan, Ashok, MD


Accepting New Patients



Thoracic Surgery


Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • VATS / Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Mediastinal tumors (Thymoma, Schwannoma, Germ Cell Tumors)
  • Diaphragmatic hernias, GERD, Barretts esophagus, Achalasia
  • Surgical management of tracheal and bronchial disorders
Medical Education
  • MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
  • 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 - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • 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

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


View my most recent publications at PubMed


  1. Muniappan A and Mathisen D, "The Management of Acquired Esophageal Respiratory Tract Fistula," in Current Surgical Therapy, Tenth Edition, Edited by Cameron J, In press 2010
  2. Muniappan A and Mathisen D, "Surgery of the Trachea and Bronchi in the Elderly" in Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Elderly, Edited by Katlic M, In press 2010

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Division of Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Founders 7
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-643-8990
Fax: 617-726-7667

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