Physician Photo

Benjamin A. (Ben) White, MD

Benjamin A. White, M.D. is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine. He is also an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

  • Phone: 617-726-5274
Department of Emergency Medicine
Clinical Interests
Emergency Department Operations
Process Improvement
Hospital Overcrowding
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
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


Dr. Benjamin A. White, an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine, received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He then completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the Harvard Affiliate Emergency Medicine Residency Program (HAEMR) at Brigham and Women's Hospital and MGH, where he was Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. White completed a clinical fellowship in medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also an instructor in surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. White serves as the Assistant Director of the MGH Emergency Department Operations Committee.  Dr. White has an interest in emergency department systems engineering, and has developed new methods to deliver emergency care more efficiently with less cost. He is also interested in using process improvement methodologies (LEAN, Six Sigma) to enhance the efficiency of the Emergency Department. Dr. White has lectured for the residents of Emergency Medicine at both MGH and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

ResearchDr. White is a member of the MGH Emergency Department Research Committee. He has focused his research on systems engineering; testing new methods to deliver emergency care more effectively and efficiently using process improvement techniques. Dr. White is also interesting in studying clinical operations and the association with improving the quality of care. He has co-authored numerous scientific and medical publications.

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.

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.

HAZMAT Team Training Slideshow

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

Emergency Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-5274