Al Ferreira, RN



Office Address
Massachusetts General Hospital
The Harris Center for Chordoma Care
55 Fruit Street, Yawkey 3B
Boston, MA 02114

Orthopaedic Oncology
Francis Hornicek, MD, PhD Director & Surgeon
Frank X. Pedlow, Jr. MD Surgeon
Kevin Raskin, MD Surgeon
Joseph Schwab, MD Surgeon

Al Ferreira, RN Nurse Coordinator
Anne Fiore, NP Nurse Practitioner

Radiation Oncology
Yen-Lin Chen, MD Radiation Oncologist
Thomas DeLaney, MD Radiation Oncologist
Norbert Liebsch, MD, PhD Radiation Oncologist
Karen Berstien MD Radiation Oncologist

Medical Oncology
Edwin Choy, MD, PhD Medical Oncologist
Scott Plotkin, MD, PhD Medical Oncologist
Gregory Cote, MD Medical Oncologist
Judianne Henderson, NP Nurse Practitioner

Frederick Barker, MD Neurosurgeon
Lawrence Borges, MD Neurosurgeon
William Curry, MD Neurosurgeon

Surgical Oncology
John Mullen, MD Surgeon
Alex Haynes, MD Surgeon

Plastic Surgery
William Gerald Austen, MD Plastic Surgeon
Eric Liao, MD, PhD Plastic Surgeon

Susan Kattapuram, MD Radiologist
Daniel Rosenthal, MD Radiologist

G. Petur Nielsen, MD Pathologist

Stacey Gray, MD Otolaryngologist
Eric Holbrook, MD ENT Surgeon
Derrick Lin, MD ENT Surgeon
Benjamin S. Bleier, M.D. ENT Surgeon

Francis Hornicek, MD, PhD Co-Director
Ramnik Xavier, MD Co-Director
Zhenfeng Duan, MD, PhD
Joseph Schwab, MD Surgeon

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"Helping patients through a diagnosis and treatment of chordoma has been the most rewarding experience of my 30 year career as a nurse"

Al Ferreira, RN

Degree in Nursing from Northeastern University.

Major Continuing Education Courses
Waltham Hospital - Critical Care Course                       
Deaconess Hospital - Intra Aortic Balloon Pump Course
Harvard Medical School - Mini Course in Critical Care Medicine
Midas Rex Institute - Modern Dissection Techniques in Bone, Biometals, and Bioplastics.

Committee Memberships
PACU Education and Quality Assurance Committees
OR JCAHO preparation committee
OR Redesign Committee
Center to track surgical times
Jordan Hospital Y2K committee
Perioperative Committee
Product Standardization Committee

Professional Organizations
National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses

Sullivan, E., Veilleux, R., Sherry, V., Lanchester, J. Ferreira, A. (2009)  Development and Implementation of a Perioperative Tracking Program. Poster at ASPAN conference.

Ferreira. A.  (1991) Current concepts in sepsis. Greater Boston Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Chronicle.

Ferreira. A. (1984) Postoperative management in adult liver transplantation. Bulletin of the Mass. Society of Post Anesthesia Nurses.

Rotondo RL , Folkert W, Liebsch NJ, Chen YL , Pedlow FX , Schwab JH , Rosenberg AE , Nielsen GP , Szymonifka J, Ferreira AE, Hornicek FJ , DeLaney TF . (2015) High-dose proton-based radiation therapy in the management of spine chordomas: outcomes and clinicopathological prognostic factors. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Dec;23(6):788-97.

After graduating from Northeastern University, Al’s 30-year clinical career includes working in critical care, post-anesthesia, perioperative, and orthopedic nursing. In addition, he has worked as a clinical analyst in information systems and as a perioperative informatics consultant for two software firms.

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