Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Digestive Healthcare Center

Clinical Interests
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Disorders of the Pancreas and Bile Ducts
  • Pancreas cysts
  • Pancreatitis (acute and chronic)
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Endoscopic Ablation of Barrett's Esophagus (EMR, RFA, Cryo)
  • Endolumenal stenting (Esophageal Stents, Gastric Stents)
  • Complex Colon Polyps and Colonic Stents
  • Cyanoacrylate Glue Injection for Varices
Medical Education
  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Gastroenterology
  • 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
  • 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
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - SSN
  • 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 - 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
  • United Healthplan (non-HMO) - SSN
  • 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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Associate Director of Interventional Endoscopy (Massachusetts General Hospital)
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Harvard Medical School)

David G. Forcione, MD is the Associate Director of Interventional Endoscopy at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Forcione's has clinical expertise is in all aspects of Interventional Endoscopy, with particular focus on endoscopic evaluation of the pancreas and bile ducts, diagnosis and treatment of Barrett's esophagus, and management of early gastrointestinal malignancies.  

Research & Publications

Karaca C, Turner B, Forcione,DG, Brugge W. The Accuracy of EUS in the Evaluation of Small Gastric Subepithelial Lesions. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 71(4),722-727. 2010 Apr 17.

Telford JJ, Carr-Locke DL, Baron T, Poneros JM, Bounds BC, Kelsey PB, Schapiro RH, Huang, CS, Lichtensetin DR, Jacobson BC, Saltzman JR, Thompson CC, Forcione DG, Gostout CJ, Brugge WR. A randomized trial comparing uncovered and partially covered self-expandable metal stents in the palliation of distal malignant biliary obstruction. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 72(5) 2010 Nov. 18.

Genevay M, Mino-Kenudson M, Yaeger KA, Konstantinidis I, Ferrone C, Thayer S, Fernandez-del Castillo C, Sahani D, Bounds B, Forcione DG, Brugge WR, Pitman MB. Cytology Adds Value to Imaging Studies for Risk Assessment of Malignancy in Pancreatic Mucinous Cysts. Annals of Surgery (in press) 2011.

Shaw AT, Forcione DG, Digumarthy SR, Iafrate AJ Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 21-2011. A 31-year-old man with ALK-positive adenocarcinoma of the lung. N Engl J Med. 365(2):158-67, 2011 Jul 14.

Puli SR, Bechtold ML, Pamulaparthy SR, Marshall SJ, Cashman M, Forcione DG Diagnostic Accuracy of EUS in Detecting Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review (submitted for publication) 

Karaca C, Turner B, Forcione DG, Brugge, WR. EUS of Duplication Cysts (submitted for publication)

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Gastroenterology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-0607
Fax: 617-724-5997