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Ala Nozari, MD, PhD





Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine

Medical Education
  • MD, PhD, Uppsala University
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Anesthesiology
Foreign Languages
  • Swedish
  • Persian/Farsi
  • 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 - 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)
  • 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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Dr. Nozari is currently Division Chief of Orthopedic Anesthesia and an Associate Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. He is a trained anesthesiologist and intensivist from Uppsala Univeristy in Sweden, and came to Boston in 2003 from the University of Pittsburgh Safar Center, where he worked with Peter Safar on Resuscitation Research.  He has authored over 40  peer review publications and many book chapters in resuscitation, neuroscience, critical care, trauma,  general and neuroanesthesia. His clinical service and research accomplishments have been recognized by many regional, national and international awards. He is a diplomate of the European Academy of Anaesthesia, Board Certified in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesia, and has a subspecialty certificate in Neurocritical Care from the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, American Board of Neurology.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Research Areas

  • Cardiac arrest
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neuromuscular Blockade
  • Volume Resuscitation
  • Trauma

Description of Research

The outcome after ischemic or traumatic insults is highly dependent on implementing methods to mitigate secondary injuries. These protective methods may include pharmacological or mechanical techniques to improve tissue blood flow, as well as tools to mitigate the cascade of events known as the reperfusion injury. Our previous studies focused on the systemic and cerebrovascular effects of different pressors administered during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, as well as the effects of intra-arrest and early post arrest hypothermia. The effects of superimposed trauma were also studied in a model of prolonged cardiac arrest, as well as the feasibility of emergency resuscitation for delayed resuscitation in a model of exsanguination cardiac arrest (also known as suspended animation). An area of recent interest is the effects of microinfarction on cerebral blood flow and electrophysiology, a phenomenon of particular interest in patients with migrainous infarctions or those with perioperative stroke Our goal is to maintain a program to advance methods of enhancing tissue perfusion and mitigating organ damage in patients with severe injury, or those undergoing major surgical procedures.


Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-7184
Fax: 617-724-7536

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