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Edward A. Bittner, MD, PhD

  • Program Director, Critical Care-Anesthesiology Fellowship
  • Associate Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School


Accepting New Patients



Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine

Clinical Interests
  • Critical care
  • Burn injury
  • Airway management
  • Post-anesthesia care
  • Anesthesia education
  • Anesthesia for general surgery
Medical Education
  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • PhD, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • 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 - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Primary clinical activities include attending in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and the general surgical service. My administrative activities are focused on directing the Anesthesia-Critical Care Fellowship. Research interests include medical education, outcome and quality improvement studies in the critically ill.

Research & Publications

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Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
WHT 437
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-643-5044
Fax: 617-726-7536

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