Dr. Paul Biddinger M.D. is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department. He is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health.
BiographyDr. Paul Biddinger, M.D., is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine after receiving his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. He completed his residency in emergency medicine with Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency and served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Biddinger's chief administrative responsibility is serving as the Director of Operations in the Emergency Department. He has both been actively researching and implementing initiatives that improve patient flow, reduce overcrowding, and enhance patient safety in the ED, and has published several articles on this work. In addition, Dr. Biddinger serves as Chief of the Division of Emergency Preparedness within the Department of Emergency Medicine and as the Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness at MGH.
Dr. Biddinger also serves as the Director of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program (EPREP) at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he leads planning and training events for health and public health staff involved in disaster preparedness at the local, regional and state levels. Dr. Biddinger speaks frequently in numerous ad hoc settings locally, nationally, and internationally on topics of health and public health sector disaster preparedness and response.
ResearchDr. Biddinger's academic interests are focused in disaster medicine and response. He has led numerous research and other funded projects funded by the CDC, ASPR, and AHRQ regarding emergency preparedness and response.
This training video will discuss the hospital’s response to many types of disasters that could impact the normal operations of the hospital as well as the surrounding community. Mass General takes great pride in our responsibility to prepare to serve our diverse communities in times of need. In addition, the video provides an overview of the roles Mass General employees may be asked to play in a coordinated hospital response.
MGH Hotline 1.1.10 Once a week, Boston-area television viewers and web users will have the opportunity to obtain the latest information on the flu by chatting live on www.whdh.com with a Partners HealthCare expert as part of a collaborative public health campaign from Partners, WHDH-TV 7 NBC and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Recently, the MGH Center for Global Health convened members of the MGH community for a seminar discussing a range of issues related to the Ebola outbreak, including the latest research, hospital preparedness and reports from the field.