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G. (G Scott) Scott Gazelle, MD, PhD

  • Director, Breast Imaging
  • Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Department of Radiology
  • Director, Institute for Technology Assessment






Clinical Interests
  • Cancer Screening
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Percutaneous Tumor Ablation
Medical Education
  • MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
  • PhD, Harvard University
  • Residency, Case Western Reserve University
  • Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • 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 - 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

Research Summary
My research focuses on the clinical, economic and policy implications of new medical technologies.  A major focus of my work has been on cancer prevention and control, principally related to breast, lung and colorectal cancer.  

Lee JM, McMahon PM, Kong CY, Kopans DB, Ryan PD, Ozanne EM, Halpern EF, Gazelle GS. Cost-Effectiveness of Breast MRI and Screen-Film Mammography for Screening BRCA1 Gene Mutation Carriers. Radiology, 2010; 254: 793-800

McMahon PM, Kong CY, Bouzan C, Weinstein MC, Cipriano LE, Tramontano AC, Johnson BE, Weeks JC, Gazelle GS.  Cost-effectiveness of Computed Tomography Screening for Lung Cancer in the United States.  Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 2011; 6: 1841-1848

Lowry KP, Lee JM, Kong CY, McMahon PM, Gilmore ME, Chubiz JEC, Pisano ED, Gatsonis C, Ryan PD, Ozanne EM, Gazelle GS. Annual Screening Strategies in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutation Carriers: A Comparative Effectiveness Analysis.  Cancer; 2012; 118: 2021-2030

Knudsen AB, Hur C, Gazelle GS, Schrag D, McFarland EG, Kuntz KM. Rescreening of Individuals with a Negative Colonoscopy: Results from a Microsimulation Model. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2012; 157: 611-620

Cott Chubitz JE, Lee JM, Gilmore ME, Lowry KP, Halpern EF, McMahon PM, Ryan PD, Gazelle GS. Cost-Effectiveness of Alternating Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Digital Mammography Screening in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutation Carriers. Cancer, 2013; 119:1266-1276

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