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Timothy J. Lepore, MD, FACS

Addiction, Primary Care, Surgery, Tick Borne Disease
“My wife Cathy and I were headed back to the mainland after working in the emergency department and thought ‘why are we going back’? I fell in love with Nantucket the first time I came here.” Island Staff Member

Clinical Overview



Nantucket Cottage Hospital Medical Director; Nantucket Cottage Hospital Chief of Surgery; Nantucket Cottage Hospital Primary Care Physician

Department + Services

Primary Care, Surgery

My Expertise

Primary care, general surgery, tick-borne diseases

Programs + Specialties

Medical Advisor to Nantucket High School Sports, Suboxone Clinic, Tick-borne disease research

Board Certifications

General Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Publications & Research


Quantitative PCR for Detection of Babesia microti in Ixodes scapularis Ticks and in Human Blood, published November 2013, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases Vol. 13 No. 11
Babesia microti PCR transfusion assay, published January 2013, American Association of Blood Banks
Successful non-operative management of spontaneous splenic rupture in a patient with babesiosis, published January 2011, World Journal of Emergency Surgery

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Degree & Residencies

Harvard College
Tufts University School of Medicine
New England Medical Center, Residency

Honors & Recognition

Fellow, American College of Surgeons


Dr. Lepore is married to Cathy, a nurse and longtime Nantucket Public Schools employee who currently serves as the school counselor. They have three children: Meri, a nurse practitioner in Seattle; T.J., an OB/GYN at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Western, Mass.; and Nick, an attorney who also lives in Seattle. Dr. Lepore enjoys running, hunting, fishing, falconry, and his family.

Cover photo: Dr. Lepore with Stewie the Wonder Dog

Contact Dr. Lepore

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00 - 4:00
(Closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:00)


(508) 228-4846


Anderson Building
57 Prospect Street
Nantucket, MA 02554

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