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Sigmund J. (Sig) Kharasch, MD

Sigmund J. Kharasch M.D., is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

  • Phone: 617-724-4100
Departments
Department of Emergency Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

Specialties

  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Emergency Medicine
Clinical Interests
Pediatric trauma
Respiratory Illness
Infectious disease
Pain management
Global health
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Rush Medical College
Residency, Boston City Hospital
Residency, Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship, Boston City Hospital
Board Certifications
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Foreign Languages
Hebrew
Spanish
Patient Age Group
Pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Sigmund J. Kharasch M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and 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.

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

 

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.  

2011;24:392-396 

 3Eisenstein 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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