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Zachary F Meisel, MD, MPH, MS

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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 Scholar, 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
Department: Emergency Medicine

Contact information
Department of Emergency Medicine
Ground Floor Ravdin
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Office: 215-614-0088
Fax: 215-614-0015
Education:
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.
Certifications
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2004.
Advanced Trauma Life Support, Instructor, 2004.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Provider , 2004.
Advanced Trauma Life Support, Provider , 2006.
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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

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

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

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).

Carr BG, Conway PH, Meisel ZF, Steiner CA, Clancy C: Defining the Emergency Care Sensitive Condition: A Health Policy Research Agenda in Emergency Medicine. Annals of Emergency Medicine. Epub 2010 Jan 4, 56(1): 49-51, Jul 2010.

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.

Meisel Z, Pines J: : “How Fast Should Ambulances Go?” Slate Washington Post-Newsweek Publications. May 2010

Meisel ZF: Jane Fibber MD, Why Do Doctors Tell White Lies? Time.com/ Time Inc. Time Inc. June 13 2011.

Meisel ZF: "The Health Information Paradox" Time.com/Time Inc. January 12 2011.

Meisel ZF : Not mine yet: The problem of patients under nobody's care. Time.com/Time Inc. March 9 2011.

Meisel ZF: "The belly pain boondoggle: Why abdominal pain is such a headache for emergency physicians" Time.com/Time Inc. February 2 2011.

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