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James A. Gordon, MD

  • Chief, Division of Medical Simulation, MGH Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Director, MGH Learning Laboratory
  • Director, Gilbert Program in Medical Simulation, Harvard Medical School

617-726-7622

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Overview

James A. Gordon, MD, MPA, is Chief of the Division of Medical Simulation in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Director of the Learning Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Departments

Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests
  • Medical simulation
  • Social Emergency Medicine
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Virginia Medical School
  • Residency, University of Michigan Hospitals
  • Fellowship, University of Michigan Hospitals
Board Certifications
  • Emergency Medicine
Locations
  • 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
  • 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
Gender
Male

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Biography

After earning a bachelor's degree in intellectual history at Princeton, Dr. Gordon attended medical school at the University of Virginia and completed his training in emergency medicine at the University of Michigan. Following residency he completed a fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, also receiving a master's degree in public administration. Dr. Gordon served as principal investigator and national co-chair of the first federally-funded research consensus conference on simulation in healthcare, and was a founding board member of the international Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Dr. Gordon has received both Young Investigator and Special Contribution Awards from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and served as a Morgan-Zinsser Teaching Fellow at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Gordon directs the Gilbert Program in Medical Simulation at Harvard Medical School, where he is a Professor of Medicine (Emergency Medicine) and Academy Scholar. Dr. Gordon co-founded the Institute for Medical Simulation at the Center for Medical Simulation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His work has been featured in the New Yorker magazine, and highlighted as medical news in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Gordon served as principal investigator and national co-chair of the first federally-funded research consensus conference on simulation in healthcare, and was a founding board member of the international Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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News & Events

  • MGH Learning Laboratory opens

    MGH Hotline 4.29.11 THEY SAY THAT PRACTICE makes perfect. The new MGH Learning Laboratory, located on the second floor of the Treadwell Library in Bartlett Hall, was created to provide a collaborative environment for MGH caregivers to do just that.

Multimedia

  • HAZMAT Team Training Slideshow

    View a slideshow with scenes from an early morning exercise that the MGH HAZMAT team members participated in.

  • Celebrating 200 Years: 1811 - 2011

    Since 1811, people have counted on Mass General for answers, innovations and medical leadership. As our third century dawns, we remain ready to serve.

  • Frank Robinson's Story

    Watch 46-year-old Frank Robinson tell the story of his life-saving experience at Mass General after a massive coronary.

Contact

Emergency Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-7622
Fax: 617-724-0917

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