Sigmund J. Kharasch M.D., is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department. He is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at BU School of Medicine.
Sigmund J. Kharasch M.D., is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department. Dr. Kharasch graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago in 1985, completed his residency in pediatrics at Boston City Hospital in 1988 and fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston City Hospital in 1990.
At Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center, Dr. Kharasch, was Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program, Director of the Boston Medical Center Pain Free Pediatrics Program and Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department for 11 years. While serving in this position he collaborated with the Department of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, nursing leadership, and Information Technology, focusing on patient flow, patient satisfaction, diversion issues, quality improvement, and excellence in clinical care and research. Dr. Kharasch was also Chair of Intern Selection for the Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP). Most recently, Dr. Kharasch had the opportunity to take a sabbatical year in Israel, where he worked full time in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem. He has also been an invited speaker both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. In June of 2012, he was the recipient of the Jerome O. Klein Faculty Teaching Award for the Boston Combined Residency Program.
ResearchDr. Kharasch's research interests and publications have focused on pediatric trauma, HIV in the emergency department, pain management, community acquired pneumonia and child abuse.
1. Mehta S, Hall J, Lyss S, Skolnick P, Pealer L, Kharasch S. Adult and Pediatric Emergency
Department STD and HIV Screening: Programmatic Overview and Outcomes. Academic
Emergency Medicine. 2007;14:250-258
2. Pitts S, Corliss H, Kharasch S, Gordon C. Advanced Provision of Emergency Contraception in an
Urban Pediatric Emergency Department. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.
3. Eisenstein E, Kharasch S. Investigation of Unexplained Infant Deaths in Israel. Israel Medical
Association Journal. In Press
4. Dinur-Schejter Y, Cohen-Cymberknoh H, Tenenbaum A, Brooks R, Kharasch S, Kerem E.
Antibiotic Treatment of Children with Community Acquired Pneumonia: Comparison of
Penicillin versus Cefuroxime. Pediatric Pulmonology. In Press
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