Richard D. Zane

Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Richard Zane is vice chair of the department of emergency medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine (Emergency Medicine) at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as medical director for emergency preparedness and bio-defense for Partners Healthcare as well as medical director for MDConnect, a system-wide transfer and access program. Dr. Zane has extensive experience in designing and implementing systems of emergency care and has been an advisor to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on issues of access to emergency care and system integration. In addition, he has also worked with the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on issues of hospital emergency preparedness and serves as the Society of Academic Emergency Medicines’ representative to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations. Dr. Zane has received funding from the Departments of Defense, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for projects on mass casualty care and surge. In addition, Dr. Zane is a faculty member in the Center for Evidence Based Imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In that role, he has lead projects looking specifically at the use of high cost imaging in the emergency setting as well as the impact of information systems and decision support on imaging utilization. Dr. Zane attended Temple University School of Medicine graduating in 1993 and then went on to specialty training in Emergency Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has been at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School since 1998.

Biography Updated on 17 March 2011

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