About Pierre Borczuk, MD

Dr. Pierre Borczuk M.D., is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department. Dr. Borczuk completed his residency and clinical fellowship in medical studies at MGH after graduating from New York University School of Medicine. Over a period of over ten years, Dr. Borczuk's research concentrated on the diagnosis and management of head injury. This includes management issues and transfer indications for patients with mild intracranial bleeding, as well as being involved in national clinical trials of patients with more severe head injuries. In addition, Dr. Borczuk is a participates in departmental lectures, CME and is a member of the Quality and Safety Committee. 



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Mass General Emergency Medicine
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-724-4100

Medical Education

  • MD, New York University
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine

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Dr. Borczuk's main research interests have centered around neurologic emergencies and clinical resource allocation. He has examined indications for ordering cranial CT scans for patients with head trauma, and Dr. Borczuk has developed a 4 element decision rule that can help the practitioner decide which patients with mild head injuries should undergo neuro-imaging. He was involved in a multidisciplinary group of neurologists, emergency physicians and neuro-radiologists, examining the best way to utilize ED CT and MRI scans in patients presenting with acute neurologic complaints (STOPSTROKE study).Dr. Borczuk also has  completed a multicenter trial comparing the use of Labetalol versus Nicardipine in patients presenting with hypertensive emergencies. Dr. Borczuk has maintained a database for patients with mild intracranial hemorrhage to assess which are high versus low risk types of brain hemorrhage. The eventual goal of this dataset  the development of  a decision rule to help clinicians at community hospitals decide which patients with mild head trauma findings on CT need to be transferred to a level 1 trauma center. His ongoing interests include further diagnostic and management elements in the mild traumatic intracranial hemorrhage domain.

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