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Inga T. Lennes, MD, MBA, MPH

  • Senior Vice President of Performance Improvement and Service Excellence of the Mass General Physicians Organization
  • Medical Director, Ambulatory Services, MGH Cancer Center
  • Director of Clinical Quality, MGH Cancer Center


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Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Small cell lung cancer
  • Lung Cancer Screening
Medical Education
  • MPH, Harvard University
  • MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MD, UMASS School of Medicine
  • Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Board Certifications
  • Medical Oncology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Waltham: Mass General Waltham
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 - ACD
  • 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 - 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.

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Inga T. Lennes MD, MPH, MBA grew up in the midwest and came to the east coast for college.  She attended Mount Holyoke College for her undergraduate degree and went on to attend the University of Massachusetts Medical School for her medical degree.  Dr. Lennes completed her internal medicine residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and also was a Chief Medical Resident at BIDMC.  She trained as a Hematology and Oncology Fellow in the Dana Farber/Partners Cancer Care Fellowship.

Dr. Lennes is a medical oncologist in the Center for Thoracic Cancers and specializes in seeing all lung cancers and esophageal cancer. She is the founder and director of the Pulmonary Nodule Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital and works closely with colleagues to study and implement lung cancer screening and improve nodule management.  Dr. Lennes is the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization Senior Vice President for Service Excellence and Practice Improvement.



Research & Publications

Research Summary

Quality and safety have been a major theme in my ealiest publications to the most recent ones. From defining best practices to determining how to disseminate high-quality oncology care efficiently and effectively; these are the hallmarks of the work that has dominated my administrative and research career.

End of life care is another key focus in my research career. As a member of the Cancer Outcomes Research Group at MGH Cancer Center, I am involved in several projects investigating the drivers of end of life care. One important project in this area was creating a survey to address prognostic awareness and using the tool to understand more about the characteristics of patients with regard to their prognostic understanding.

As a member of an important research team at MGH in thoracic malignancies, I have contributed to research that advances our understanding of lung cancer and served on the NCCN Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer panel, aggregating and interpreting scientific evidence and creating guidelines for the national standard of lung cancer care.

Cancer survivorship is a new and evolving field that spans oncology and primary care medicine. Over the past three years, I have created a data registry to begin collecting important clinical and patient-reported outcomes with regard to cancer survivorship. I have mentored junior researchers who have used the database to conduct scientific inquiries.


View my most recent publications at PubMed


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