Dr. Samuel Nurko, MD

Dr. Samuel Nurko, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
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Dr. Samuel Nurko, MD is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Nacional Autonoma De Mexico in 1989 and specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatrics.Read his story

300 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA 02115

Contact Information

(617) 355-6055

Insurance Accepted

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Top Care Areas


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Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 11% of peers
Abdominal Pain
more than 9% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
more than 3% of peers

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Dr. Nurko's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nurko "Dr. Samuel Nurko is Director of the Center for Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and Director of the Functional Abdominal Pain Program at Boston Children's Hospital. He specializes in Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Achalasia, Functional Abdominal Pain, Functional Bowel Disorders, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Fecal Incontinence, Constipation, Intractable Constipation, Anorectal Malformations, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Surgery, Motility Disorders, Hirschsprung's Disease, and Problems after Fundoplication. Dr. Nurko received his medical education from University Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and completed his training at Boston City Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Boston Children's Hospital."


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Celiac Disease
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Vomiting Disorders


  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Manometry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Nacional Autonoma De Mexico
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Boston City Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Boston Children's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nurko has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nurko's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nurko to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Nurko's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Boston, MA |
All the physicians here have great knowledge and personality however their goal of "treating symptoms, not trying to find the cause" is causing a lot of harm to kids. They will give meds after meds that create a vicious cycle of diarrhea and constipation and more issues in the GI without even...more
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in Liverpool, NY |
After seeing 3 different gastroenterologist in two different cities we finally got answers for the pain my Granddaughter was in. The experience at Boston Children's Hospital with Dr Nurko and his entire team was awesome. We were treated with compassion and respect and my 6 year old Granddaughter...more
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Hospitals where Dr. Nurko has admitting privileges

Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
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