Department of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine Leadership & Faculty

Zachary F Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP

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Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Pennsylvania Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine
Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Medical Editor , The Health Economist: A Policy Journal from the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Patient Safety Officer, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Co-Director, Center for Emergency Care Policy Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director and Principal Investigator, Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV (CHERISH) Policy and Dissemination Core
Department: Emergency Medicine

Contact information
Blockley Hall, University of Pennsylvania
423 Guardian Drive, Room 413
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4865
Office: 215-746-5618
Fax: 215-573-2701
BA (History)
Columbia College, Columbia University, 1993.
MPH (Public Health in Health Policy and Management)
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, 1998.
MD (Doctor of Medicine)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1999.
MS (Health Policy Research)
University of Pennsylvania , 2010.
Post-Graduate Training
Residency in Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania , 1999-2003.
Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2002-2003.
Clinical Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, 2008-2011.
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2004.
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Description of Research Expertise

Narrative Medicine, Health Services Research, Emergency Care Access and Utilization, Patient Safety, Emergency Medical Services, Medical Journalism, Medical Writing, Communication, Dissemination and Translation of Health Services Research Results, Comparative Effectiveness Research Funding and Federal Policy

Description of Clinical Expertise

Emergency Medicine, Quality Assurance, Prehospital Care

Description of Other Expertise

Medical Journalism, Healthcare Writing

Selected Publications

Grande D, Gollust S, Pany M, Seymour J, Goss A, Kilaru AS, Meisel ZF : Translating Research for Health Policy: Researchers’ Perceptions and Use of Social Media. Health Affairs 33(7): 1278-85, July 2014 Notes:

Kilaru AS, Gadsden SM, Perrone J, Paciotti B, Barg FK, Meisel ZF : How do physicians adopt and apply opioid prescription guidelines in the emergency department? A qualitative study. Ann Emerg Med 64(5): 482-489, Nov 2014.

Kilaru AS, Perrone JP, Auriemma CL; Shofer FS; Barg FS, Meisel ZF : Evidence-Based Narratives to Improve Recall of Opioid Prescribing Guidelines: a randomized experiment. Acad Emerg Med 21(3): 244-249, March 2014 Notes: 20 FEB 2014, DOI: 10.1111/acem.12326.

Gugelmann H, Shofer FS, Meisel ZF, Perrone J.: Multidisciplinary intervention decreases the use of opioid medication discharge packs from 2 urban EDs. Am J Emerg Med. 9: 1343-8, Sept 2013.

Ranard B, Ha YB, Meisel ZF, Asch DA, Hill SS, Becker LB ; Seymour A; Merchant RM: Crowdsourcing - Harnessing the Masses to Advance Health and Medicine, a Systematic Review. J Gen Int Med 29(1): 187-203, Jan 2014.

Meisel ZF, Carr BC, Conway PH: From Comparative Effectiveness Research to Patient Centered Outcomes Research: Integrating Emergency Care Goals, Methods, and Priorities. Ann Emerg Med. Elsevier, 60(3): 309-316, October 2012.

Meisel ZF, Pines JM, Polsky D, Metlay J, Branas C: Variations in Ambulance Use in the United States: the Role of Health Insurance. Acad Emerg Med 18(10): 1036-44, October 2011.

Band RA, Gaieski DF, Hilton J, Shofer FS, Goyal M, Meisel ZF.: Arriving by EMS Improves Time to Treatment Endpoints for Patients with Severe Sepsis or Septic Shock Acad Emerg Med 18(9): 934-40, Sept 2011 Notes: Selected as one of top 10 Research Articles of the Year 2011 National Association of EMS Professionals (NAEMSP).

Meisel ZF, Armstrong K, Mechem CC, Shofer FS, Peacock N, Facenda K, Pollack CV: Influence of sex on the out-of-hospital management of chest pain. Acad Emerg Med 17(1): 80-7, Jan 2010.

Meisel ZF, Karlawish J: Evidence vs Narrative Medicine. And, nor Or. JAMA 306(18): 2022-3, November 2011.

Meisel ZF, Pitts SR, Pines JM, Goodrich K, Carr BG : Policy Roundtable: Emergency Department Boarding and Hospital Quality. Acad Emerg Med. Wiley, 5(21): 487-490, June 2014.

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