Staff Profile

G. Scott Gazelle, MD, MPH, PhD

Director Emeritus
Professor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Vice Chair for Academic Advancement and Director of Research Compliance in the MGH Department of Radiology
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Dr. Gazelle is Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is the Founding Director of the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment and stepped down as Director in Spring of 2015. Dr. Gazelle directed the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Program in Cancer Outcomes Research Training. He is also Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Associate Vice-Chair for Research in the MGH Department of Radiology.

Dr. Gazelle received his BA from Dartmouth College, and his MD from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed a Radiology residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland, where he also served as Chief Resident. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in Abdominal Imaging and Interventional Radiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and then joined the faculty at the MGH in the Division of Abdominal Imaging and Interventional Radiology. In 1996, he received an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health, where he majored in Health Care Management. In 1999, he received a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University.

Dr. Gazelle has been President of the Association of University Radiologists, the Radiology Research Alliance and the New England Roentgen Ray Society. He has also been Chair of the American College of Radiology Commission on Research and Technology Assessment, the RSNA Research Development Committee, Director of Partners Radiology and a member of the RSNA R&E Foundation Board of Trustees. Dr. Gazelle is nationally and internationally known for his research evaluating the benefits, costs, and appropriate use of new medical technologies. Locally, he has led efforts at Partners HealthCare System to improve quality and safety in radiology and to develop approaches that can be used to measure and document performance improvement. Dr. Gazelle has authored more than 250 scientific articles, published 3 textbooks and presented numerous papers, lectures, and workshops nationally and internationally.

Selected Publications

Collins, Reagan A; Herman, Tianna; Snyder, Rebecca A; Haines, Krista L; Stey, Anne; Arora, Tania K; Geevarghese, Sunil K; Phillips, Joseph D; Vicente, Diego; Griggs, Cornelia L; McElroy, Imani E; Wall, Anji E; Hughes, Tasha M; Sen, Srijan; Valinejad, Jaber; Alban, Andres; Swan, J Shannon; Mercaldo, Nathaniel; Jalali, Mohammad S; Chhatwal, Jagpreet; Gazelle, G Scott; Rangel, Erika; Yang, Chi-Fu Jeffrey; Donelan, Karen; Gold, Jessica A; West, Colin P; Cunningham, Carrie

Unspoken Truths: Mental Health Among Academic Surgeons Journal Article

In: Ann Surg, vol. 279, iss. 3, pp. 429-436, 2024, ISSN: 1528-1140.

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Toumazis, Iakovos; Cao, Pianpian; de Nijs, Koen; Bastani, Mehrad; Munshi, Vidit; Hemmati, Mehdi; Haaf, Kevin Ten; Jeon, Jihyoun; Tammemägi, Martin; Gazelle, G Scott; Feuer, Eric J; Kong, Chung Yin; Meza, Rafael; de Koning, Harry J; Plevritis, Sylvia K; Han, Summer S

Risk Model-Based Lung Cancer Screening : A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Journal Article

In: Ann Intern Med, 2023, ISSN: 1539-3704.

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DiGennaro, Catherine; Vahdat, Vahab; Jalali, Mohammad; Toumi, Asmae; Watson, Tina; Gazelle, G Scott; Mercaldo, Nathaniel; Lubitz, Carrie C

Assessing Bias and Limitations of Clinical Validation Studies of Molecular Diagnostic Tests for Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Journal Article

In: Thyroid, vol. 32, iss. 10, pp. 1144-1157, 2022, ISSN: 1557-9077.

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Toumazis, Iakovos; Nijs, Koen; Cao, Pianpian; Bastani, Mehrad; Munshi, Vidit; Haaf, Kevin Ten; Jeon, Jihyoun; Gazelle, G. Scott; Feuer, Eric J.; Koning, Harry J.; Meza, Rafael; Kong, Chung Yin; Han, Summer S.; Plevritis, Sylvia K.

Cost-effectiveness Evaluation of the 2021 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening. Journal Article

In: JAMA oncology, 2021, ISSN: 2374-2445, ().

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Toumi, Asmae; DiGennaro, Catherine; Vahdat, Vahab; Jalali, Mohammad S.; Gazelle, G. Scott; Chhatwal, Jagpreet; Kelz, Rachel R; Lubitz, Carrie C.

Trends in Thyroid Surgery and Guideline-Concordant Care in the United States, 2007-2018. Journal Article

In: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 941-949, 2021, ISSN: 1557-9077, ().

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Bennett, Debbie L.; Swan, J. Shannon; Gazelle, G. Scott; Saksena, Mansi

Music during image-guided breast biopsy reduces patient anxiety levels. Journal Article

In: Clinical imaging, vol. 65, pp. 18–23, 2020, ISSN: 1873-4499, ().

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Lee, Janie; Lowry, Kathryn; Chubiz, Jessica Cott; Swan, J. Shannon; Motazedi, Tina; Halpern, Elkan F.; Tosteson, Anna N A; Gazelle, G. Scott; Donelan, Karen

Breast cancer risk, worry, and anxiety: Effect on patient perceptions of false-positive screening results. Journal Article

In: Breast (Edinburgh, Scotland), vol. 50, pp. 104–112, 2020, ISSN: 1532-3080, ().

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White, Craig; Weinstein, Milton C; Fingeret, Abbey L; Randolph, Gregory W; Miyauchi, Akira; Ito, Yasuhiro; Zhan, Tiannan; Ali, Ayman; Gazelle, G. Scott; Lubitz, Carrie C.

Is Less More? A Microsimulation Model Comparing Cost-effectiveness of the Revised American Thyroid Association's 2015 to 2009 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. Journal Article

In: Annals of surgery, vol. 271, no. 4, pp. 765-773, 2020, ISSN: 1528-1140, ().

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Goehler, Alexander; Mayrhofer, Thomas; Pursnani, Amit; Ferencik, Maros; Lumish, Heidi S.; Barth, Cordula; Karády, J'ulia; Chow, Benjamin; Truong, Quynh A.; Udelson, James E.; Fleg, Jerome L.; Nagurney, John T.; Gazelle, G. Scott; Hoffmann, Udo

Long-term health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of coronary CT angiography in patients with suspicion for acute coronary syndrome. Journal Article

In: Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography, vol. 14, pp. 44–54, 2020, ISSN: 1876-861X, ().

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Goehler, Alexander; Mayrhofer, Thomas; Pursnani, Amit; Ferencik, Maros; Lumish, Heidi S; Barth, Cordula; Karády, J'ulia; Chow, Benjamin; Truong, Quynh A; Udelson, James E; Fleg, Jerome L; Nagurney, John T; Gazelle, G. Scott; Hoffmann, Udo

Long-term health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of coronary CT angiography in patients with suspicion for acute coronary syndrome. Journal Article

In: Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography, 2019, ISSN: 1876-861X, ().

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