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Jonathan Norman Adler, MD


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Dr. Jonathan N. Adler, M.D. is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department, core faculty of the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, and faculty within the Division of Wilderness Medicine.


Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests
  • Medical education
  • Wilderness Medicine and Environmental Emergencies
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Residency, Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric

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Dr. Jonathan N. Adler is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department with a major commitment to all facets of medical education. He graduated from the University Of Colorado College Of Medicine in 1988 after obtaining a Masters of Science in Aerospace Engineering with emphasis in bioengineering from the University Of Colorado College of Engineering Sciences. Dr. Adler completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL.

Dr. Adler has contributed to the mission of Harvard Medical School by leading in the creation, establishment and support of HAEMR, and by contributions to medical education.

He served as Course Director for MGH's emergency medicine clerkship from 1994 until 1998 and redesigned the course for medical students to include all aspects of the emergency medicine experience, including student contact with all types of emergency patients.  Dr. Adler served as Assistant Program Director for HAEMR from 1994-1998.

Dr. Adler was co-founder of Boston Medical Publishing and of and served as Editor-in-Chief of eMedicine: Emergency Medicine from 1995 until 2011.  The text consists of 742 chapters written by 412 physician first authors with 90 physician editors. The book currently serves nearly one million online topic readings per year.  He has been author or editor of 13 books as well as the Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Adler joined NEJM Group in 2011 where he currently leads new strategic initiatives and serves as an editor.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Currently, Dr. Adler is PI on a study of therapeutic hypothermia at both MGH and Brigham and Women's Hospital with Dr. Peter Hou (BWH) collaborating.  He also is senior investigator on a retrospective evaluation of tachydysrhythmia in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome along with Dr. Keith Marill (MGH) and Dr. Jeff Siegelman (Emory).  His last publication was a prospective, double blind study investigating the use of buccal fentanyl for emergency management of pain associated with orthopedic injury.

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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Emergency Medicine
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Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-7622
Fax: 617-724-4021

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