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James (Jim) Stuart Allan, MD

  • Chief, Thoracic Surgery, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
  • Assoc. Chief, Thoracic Surgery; NSMC-Salem Hospital
  • Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Transplantation Lab, MGH/HMS Center for Transplantation Sciences


Accepting New Patients



Thoracic Surgery


Centers & Specialties

Cancer 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
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • 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
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

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

Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric
Provider Gender



Harvard College; A.B. magna cum laude in Chemistry
Harvard Medical School; M.D. magna cum laude in Medicine
Suffolk University; M.B.A. with highest honors in Finance


1990-1995: Resident in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
1995-1996: Research Fellow in Transplantation Immunology, Center for Transplantation Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
1996-1998: Clinical Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital & Children's Hospital, Boston

Dr. Allan is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He has a full-time faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School. His clinical interests include the surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the lungs and esophagus (including lung cancer and esophageal cancer) and palmar hyperhidrosis. Dr. Allan is the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and the Assoc. Chief of Thoracic Surgery  at North Shore Medical Center.

Dr. Allan is an NIH-funded investigator in the area of lung transplantation, and has won numerous grants and awards for his research.  His current efforts focus on developing strategies to promote the long-term acceptance of transplanted organs without the need for immunosuppression. He is extensively published in the fields of human physiology, thoracic surgery, and transplantation, with special expertise in use of large-animal models in cardiothoracic transplantation. 

Dr. Allan has held leadership positions in several national societies in the areas of transplantation and health policy, and is a Past-President of the American Society of Transplantation. He also chairs protocol review for the MGH Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

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.


Division of Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Founders 732
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-724-1103
Phone 2: 978-745-1581
Fax: 978-745-9024

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