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William Binder, MD

Dr. William D. Binder M.D., is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine. He serves as an assistant professor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School.

  • Phone: 617-726-9072
Department of Emergency Medicine
Clinical Interests
Infectious disease
Violence Prevention
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, George Washington University School of Medicine
Residency, Rhode Island Hospital
Board Certifications
Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients


Dr. William D. Binder, M.D. is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine after receiving a masters in History of Science from Harvard University. He completed his residency in internal medicine followed by a residency in emergency medicine at the Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University. Dr. Binder has conducted research, both collaborative and individual, as well as performed administrative roles which have helped transform the emergency department into a highly functioning, efficient member of the MGH departmental community.

Dr. Binder has worked with emergency radiology to draft and implement policies regarding patient safety, including pregnancy guidelines, as well as the ordering of exams, thereby improving efficiency and safety in the emergency department. Additionally, alongside the infectious diseases department, Dr. Binder has worked to bring the Emergency Department up to and above national quality measures for the treatment of community acquired pneumonia. Together with surgery and the Infectious Disease departments, Dr. Binder has helped to formulate policies and clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue infections during initial stages of the CA-MRSA epidemic.


Dr. Binder has continued his research interests in infectious diseases including   an ongoing collaborative study with Brigham and Women's hospital regarding the treatment of cellulitis in the emergency department. He has also performed clinical trials on influenza and is contributing to a basic science study examining the role of CD4 cells in acute influenza as a model for HIV.  Dr. Binder also is investigating the efficacy and effectiveness of Violence Intervention Advocacy Programs.

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Phone: 617-726-9072
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