About Sherry Scovell, MD

Sherry Scovell, MD, is a board-certified vascular and endovascular surgeon in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Scovell’s area of interest is diagnosis and treatment of superficial vein thrombosis, but she also specializes in the evaluation and treatment of other venous vascular conditions including varicose veins, venous disease and leg swelling. She is also a leading expert in the treatment of spider veins. Dr. Scovell works closely with every patient to assure the most appropriate treatment of their vascular issues, utilizing the most cutting-edge minimally invasive equipment and techniques.

In regard to research, Dr. Scovell is well-published in the literature on lower extremity vascular and endovascular surgery arterial and venous surgery. She authors numerous chapters on venous disease and endovascular therapies, and speaks nationally on the optimal diagnosis and treatment for superficial thrombophlebitis and the treatment of venous disease.

Dr. Scovell received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati Medical College, and completed her general surgical residency at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, then affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. She spent one year researching the underlying pathophysiology of abdominal aortic development and growth during her residency. She then completed an intensive two-year vascular and endovascular surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. As a result of her novel training in Cleveland, she was named the director of endovascular surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, and established their endovascular surgery program prior to coming to Mass General. In 2009, Dr. Scovell established the venous vascular surgery practice at the Mass General Center for Outpatient Care in Danvers, MA, where she now serves as director.

Dr. Scovell received her board certification in general surgery in 2002 and her specialty board certification in vascular surgery in 2003. She re-certified in vascular surgery in 2012. Academically, Dr. Scovell is an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and is an active member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the New England Vascular Surgical Society, Boston Surgical Society, the American Venous Forum and the American College of Phlebology. She is an advocate for transparency in medicine.

Related News and Articles

Top Causes of Blood Clots in the Legs and How to Avoid Them—Harvard Health Publishing 08/01/2021

Blood clots that form in the deep veins of the legs can cause leg symptoms. What causes this, what are the symptoms and how can you prevent them? Dr. Scovell answers these questions and more.

Vanquish your Varicose Veins—Harvard Health Publishing 04/01/2022

Over time, superficial leg veins become twisted and engorged, bulging under the surface of the skin, a condition called varicose veins. Dr. Scovell shares more about how to address varicose veins early to prevent complications.


Clinical Interests:



Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center
102-104 Endicott St.
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-882-6885

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Residency, Graduate Hospital
  • Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

American Board Certifications

  • Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery

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Dr. Scovell has always had an strong interest in aneurysmal disease and is an active member of the Data Safety and Monitoring Committee for several novel endovascular devices to treat aortic aneurysmal disease. Additionally, she is well published in the literature on lower extremity vascular and endovascular surgery. She authors numerous chapters on venous disease and endovascular therapies. Currently, she is also working on a meta-analysis to determine the most effective treatment for superficial thrombophlebitis. Through her research, she strives to offer the most current, safest, and most effective treatments to her patients.


  • Select Publications:

    • Scovell SD, Ergul E, Conrad M.  Medical Management of Acute Superficial Vein Thrombosis of the Saphenous Vein.  J Vasc Surg VLD.  2018;6(1):109-117.
    • Gallagher KA, Clarke Tracci M, Scovell SD. Vascular Arteritides in Women. J Vasc Surg. 2013;57(4):27S-36S.
    • Scovell S, Greenberg D. Laser and Light Therapy of Lower Extremity Telangiectasias, Reticular Veins, and Small Varicose Veins. In: UpToDate, Basow, DS (ed), Waltham, MA 2009. (Updated quarterly)
    • Scovell S, Alguire. Overview and Management of Lower Extremity Chronic Venous Disease. In: UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), Waltham, MA 2009. (Updated quarterly)
    • Scovell S, Fernandez L. Superficial Thrombophlebitis of the Lower Extremity. In: UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), Waltham, MA 2009. (Updated quarterly)
    • Scovell S. Radiofrequency Ablation for the Treatment of Lower Extremity Chronic Venous Disease. In: UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), Waltham, MA 2009. (Updated quarterly)
    • Scovell S, Greenberg D. Liquid and Foam Sclerotherapy Techniques for the Treatment of Lower Extremity Veins. In: UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), Waltham, MA 2009. (Updated quarterly)
    • Stoughton J, Cantelmo NC, Scovell S. Simultaneous Endochemical and Endovenous Thermal Ablation. Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, 2008.
    • Hughes K, Hamdan A, Schermerhorn M, Giordano A, Scovell S, Pomposelli F. Bypass for chronic ischemia of the upper extremity: results in 20 patients. J Vasc Surg. 2007; 46(2):303-7.

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