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Andrew (Andrew / Drew) T. Reisner, MD


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Andrew T. Reisner M.D. is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine (MGH ED). He is also assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.


Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests
  • Informatics
  • Physiological monitoring
  • Circulatory shock
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Emergency Medicine
  • 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 - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • 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. Andrew T. Reisner, attending physician at the MGH ED, received his undergraduate engineering degree at Stanford University prior to receiving his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency with the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program (HAEMR) at Brigham and Women's Hospital and MGH. He is an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.  Since 2001, he has held an appointment as research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Between 2003 - 2011, he held an appointment as research scientist with the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC).

Dr. Reisner's academic focus involves the integration of technology into clinical practice.  Over the past decade, he served as the physician liaison between the MGH ED and the Emergency Department Information Systems team, with notable accomplishments including a modernization project and the development of an electronic documentation solution for physicians.  He has served on the MGH Acute Care Documentation committee, and currently serves as the co-chair of the MGH Critical Care Center Informatics committee.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Reisner is the author or co-author of over 80 peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings largely focused on novel healthcare technologies.  One major thrust has been monitoring technologies for vigilant identification of patients with imminent clinical deterioration.  A second thrust has been the design of information system interfaces to optimize clinician efficiency and efficacy.  Dr. Reisner's long-term research collaborations have involved the United States Army Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute (; MIT's Laboratory for Computational Physiology ( and their MIMIC II clinical database (; and the wearable sensors group of MITs d'Arbeloff  Laboratory (  Dr. Reisner has been the PI or co-PI on projects funded by the USAMRMC, the United States National Institute of Health, the United States National Science Foundation, the Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, and the Partners Healthcare Research Council.  Dr. Reisner has served as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous leading medical journals, and on grant review panels including the European Space Agency and European Science Foundation.

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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News & Events


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Emergency Medicine
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Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-724-4184
Fax: 617-724-0917

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