Nicholas Smyrnios, MD

Nicholas Smyrnios, MD

Pulmonology Worcester, MA

UMass Memorial Group Practice, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

Office Address

  • 55 Lake Ave N
    Department Of Pulmonary Medicine
    Worcester, MA 01655
    Phone: (508) 856-2781
    Fax: (508) 856-3999

Nicholas Smyrnios, MD

Pulmonology Worcester, MA

UMass Memorial Group Practice, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Pulmonology: General Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Education & Medical Training

  • Albany Medical CollegeAlbany Medical College
  • Albany Med Ctr Hosp
  • Tufts University
  • U Massachusetts

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical LicenseMA State Medical License1989 - 2015
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 1988
  • American Board of Internal MedicinePulmonary Disease, 1990
  • American Board of Internal MedicineCritical Care Medicine, 1991

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Regional Top DoctorCastle Connolly, 2014
  • Champions of Excellence Team AwardUMass Memorial Medical Center, Organ Donation Team, 2011
  • Best Doctors in America, initial year of inclusion 20072011

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • The effect of encapsulated PGE1 on systemic oxygen delivery and consumption in patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).  Heard SO, Longtine K, Smyrnios N, Puyana JC, J Intensive Care Med;17:127-131
  • Routine monitoring of critically ill patients.  Curley FJ, Smyrnios NA, J Intensive Care Med; 5:153-174
  • Current concepts in the pathophysiology and management of near-drowning.  Smyrnios NA, Irwin RS, J Intensive Care Med; 6:26-35

Books/Book Chapters

  • Review of Intensive Care Medicine.  
    Nicholas A. Smyrnios
    Editors: Smyrnios NA, Irwin RS, Cerra F, Rippe JM.Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, New York
  • Irwin and Rippe’s Intensive Care Medicine. Chapter: Indirect Calorimetry 
    Smyrnios NA, Curley FJ
    Editors: RS Irwin, JM Rippe, F Cerra.Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Edition 4,
  • Internal Medicine Pearls. Chapter: A 54 year old woman with a persistent cough 
    Smyrnios NA, Irwin RS
    Editors: JE Heffner, SA Sahn. Hanley and Belfus.Philadelphia
    Edition 2,


  • Indirect calorimetry in the medical ICU: Comparison with traditional practice and effect on cost of care. Smyrnios NA, Curley FJ, Jederlinic PJ, Hoffman P, Phillpotts M, Egan P, Larrivee G, Irwin RS, Am Rev Respir Dis; 141:A581
  • Acute effects of nutritional changes and role in weaning. Smyrnios NA, Curley FJ, Jederlinic PJ, Hoffman P, Larrivee G, Chest; 98:103S
  • The effect of inhaled metaproterenol on cough-variant asthma. Irwin RS, French CL, Smyrnios NA, Curley FJ, LaJeunesse SM, Lenard RA, Bennett, FM, Am Rev Respir Dis;145:A12


  • 24th Annual Frontiers in Critical Care Nursing University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Marlborough, Massachusetts - 5/7/2013
  • Management of Hiccup. American College of Chest Physicians, San Francisco, CA
  • Programs for Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation – What works and how? American College of Chest Physicians, Philadelphia, PA


  • Sailing or sinking ship? The pulmonary artery catheter treads water. Smyrnios NA, Irwin RS, J Intensive Care Med; 12:113-115
  • The jury on femoral venous catheters is still out. Smyrnios NA, Irwin RS, Critical Care Medicine;25:1943-1946
  • Editorial Consultant. Smyrnios NA, Lippincott’s Interactive Critical Care Library on CD-ROM
    New York

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida BlueSelect
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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