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Paul D. (Paul) Biddinger, MD

Chief, Division of Emergency Preparedness

Medical Director, Emergency Department Operations

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.

  • Phone: 617-724-3122
Department of Emergency Medicine
Clinical Interests
Disaster medicine
Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Department Operations
Emergency medical service (EMS)
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

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.

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