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Nandita S. Scott, MD

  • Co-Director Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program
  • Co-Director MGH Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Service


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Co-Director Corrigan Woman's Heart Health Program




Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Heart disease in women
  • Cardiovascular Disease during Pregnancy
  • Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine
  • Residency, Ottawa Civic Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital|Fellowship, Ottawa Heart Institute
Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Foreign Languages
  • French
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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 - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • 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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Dr. Scott is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Medical School in Ontario, Canada. She held the positions of Chief Internal Medicine and Chief Cardiology Resident. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Echocardiography at Massachusetts General Hospital.

She worked on Cape Cod for several years and became involved with the American Heart Association to help found the first Go Red For Women Luncheon there. As a result she was awarded the American Heart Association Physician of the Year Award in 2005.

She joined the Cardiology Division at MGH in 2007 and is currently the Co-Director for the Corrigan Womans Heart Health Program.

Dr. Scott also helped establish the Cardiovascular Disease and Pregnancy Service at MGH and sees women who develop heart disease during pregnancy or pregnant women with pre-existing cardiac conditions. 

Research & Publications


Select Publications:

  • Laupacis A, Sekar N, Stiell I. Clinical Prediction Rules:   Review and Suggested Modification of the Methodological Standards. Journal of the American Medical Association 1997; 277:488-94.
  • Scott N, LeMay M, Ruddy T, DeKemp R, Labinaz M, Marquis JF, Laramee L, OBrien E, Williams W, Higginson L, Beanlands R. Evaluation of myocardial perfusion post myocardial infarction in patients receiving primary stent implantation or t-PA. American Journal of Cardiology 2001;88(8):886-889
  • Martin F, Sanchez PL, Doherty E, Colon-Hernandez PJ, Delgado G, Inglessis I, Scott N, Hung J, King ME, Buonanno F, Demirjian Z, deMoor M, Palacios IF. Percutaneous Transcatheter Closure of Patient Foramen Ovale in Patients with Paradoxical Embolism.  Circulation 2002;106:1121-26
  • Scott NS, King ME, McQuillan B, Shariff S, Hung J, Januzzi JL, Palacios IF, Picard MH. Effect of Atrial Septal Mobility on Transcatheter Closure of Interatrial Communications. Echocardiography 2003;20(8):711-14
  • Scott NS, Picard MH. Ventricular Function. In:  Atlas of Echocardiography Aula Medica Editions 2002
  • Sekar N, Green M. EKG of the month. Perspectives in Cardiology 1998;14(2):31-32
  • Scott N, Weyman A. Mitral Valve Replacement for Restenosis after Repeat Percutaneous Mitral Valvuloplasty. Rev Cardiovasc Med 2002;3(3):148-151
  • Scott N, Veinot JP, Chan KL. Communications to the Editor:  Symptoms in Cardiac Myxoma. Chest 2003;124:2408

News & Events

  • Guiding women's heart health one question at a time

    When Tanisha Torres first visited MGH Cardiology in 2009, she was armed with a long list of handwritten questions. Though Torres jokes it was due in part to “only child syndrome,” she knows those questions stemmed from years of confusion about how best to treat her heart condition.

  • The importance of heart health

    In honor of American Heart Month, the MGH Heart Center hosted a number of events throughout February to raise awareness and educate patients and staff about heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.

  • Pregnancy and Heart Disease

    February is American Heart Month, and the spotlight is on heart health. Throughout this month, we will be featuring articles including discussions with physicians in the Massachusetts General Heart Center to learn more about the topics surrounding heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women.

  • Go Red: MGH Heart Center promotes healthy hearts

    MGH Hotline 2.13.09 Cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills more women than the next five leading causes of death combined, yet only 57 percent of women are aware that CVD is their greatest health threat. To help increase awareness, the MGH Heart Center's Corrigan Women's Heart Health Program sponsored several events Feb. 2 through 6, as part of the American Heart Association's national "Go Red for Women" campaign.


  • Courtney's Risk: Pregnancy and Heart Health

    Courtney first came to Mass General at the age of 8 when she was diagnosed with bone cancer in her leg. Mass General treated and cured her as child, but the chemotherapies used put her at risk for a weakened heart. When Courtney wanted to start a family, she came back to Mass General and met with specialists who coached her through two pregnancies, ensuring that she remained healthy and also delivered two healthy babies.


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