Department of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine Leadership & Faculty

Zachary F Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP

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Associate 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
Patient Safety Officer, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Center for Emergency Care Policy and Research, Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine
Member at Large, Medical Board, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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
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.
Clinical Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, 2008-2011.
Certifications
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

Graves RL, Tufts C, Meisel ZF, Polsky D, Ungar L, Merchant RM.: Opioid Discussion in the Twittersphere. Substance Use Misuse 53(13): 2123-2139, Nov 2018.

Delgado MK, Huang Y, Meisel ZF, Hennessy S, Yokell M, Polsky D, Perrone J: National Variation in Opioid Prescribing and Risk of Prolonged Use for Opioid-Naive Patients Treated in the Emergency Department for Ankle Sprains. Annals of Emergency Medicine July 2018.

Puskarich MA, Callaway C, Silbergleit R, Pines JM, Obermeyer Z, Wright DW, Hsia RY, Shah MN, Monte AA, Limkakeng AT Jr, Meisel ZF, Levy PD.: Priorities to Overcome Barriers Impacting Data Science Application in Emergency Care Research. Acad Emerg Med July 2018.

Purtle J, Nelson K, Dodson B, Meisel, ZF, Brownson R: Legislators’ Behavioral Health Research-Seeking Practices and Dissemination Preferences: Variations by Political Party. Psychiatric Services July 2018.

Schwartz M, Banerjee R, Mamtani M, Meisel ZF, Myers JS: The Use of Narratives to Improve Resident Perceptions Related to Feedback Around Patient Safety Events. 2018 Integrating Quality Conference June 2018.

Bao Y, Johnson P, Jeng P, Meisel ZF, Schackman BR.: Policies to optimize prescription drug monitoring programs and high risk use of prescription opioids in non-elderly adult, privately insured patients. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting June 24-26 2018 Notes: Podium Presentation (Meisel ZF).

Graves RL, Goldshear J, Perrone J, Ungar L, Klinger E, Meisel ZF, Merchant RM: Patient narratives in Yelp reviews offer insight into opioid experiences and the challenges of pain management. Pain Management 8(2): 95-104, March 2018.

Blutinger EJ, Meisel ZF, South EC.: Going Beyond Zip Code: Can a Person's Address Help Us Improve Their Acute Care? Acad Emerg Med. Wiley and Co. March 2018 Notes: Epub Ahead of Print.

Bores SA, Pajerowski W, Carr BG, Holena D, Meisel ZF, Mechem CC, Band RA: The Association of Prehospital Intravenous Fluids and Mortality in Patients with Penetrating Trauma. J Emerg Med Feb 2018.

Delgado MK, Shofer FS, Patel MS, Halpern S, Edwards C, Meisel ZF, Perrone J.: Association between Electronic Medical Record Implementation of Default Opioid Prescription Quantities and Prescribing Behavior in Two Emergency Departments. J Gen Intern Med(epub ahead of print), Jan 2018.

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Last updated: 08/29/2018
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