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Brian Michael Cummings, MD

  • Attending in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Associate Chief Quality Officer, Center for Quality and Safety
  • Chair, Pediatric Ethics Committee




I manage patients in the pediatric intensive care unit.

In addition, I chair the pediatric ethics committee and  work on quality and safety issues throughout the institution.



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Critical care
  • Quality Improvement
  • Medical ethics
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric 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 - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • 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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I have training in and work in the ICU, ethics and quality and safety arenas

Research & Publications

Research Summary

I do research on quality and safety issues, as well as ethical problems in healthcare


View my most recent publications at PubMed

News & Events

  • Research of Brian Cummings, MD

    Dr. Cumming's research has found no significant cardiovascular side effects in continuous sedation of dexmedetomidine without a loading dose in critically ill children for infusions up to 24 hours.


Pediatric Critical Care Unit
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-4380
Fax: 617-724-4391

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