About Michael Filbin, MD, MS

Dr. Michael Filbin, attending physician in the department of emergency medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, received his MD from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed a residency in the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program (HAEMR) at Brigham and Women's and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Dr. Filbin attends full-time in the Emergency Department and is the Director of Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Filbin's research expertise is sepsis and severe infection.  

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

Medical Education

  • MD, Baylor College Of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine

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Dr. Filbin's interest focuses on early identification, characterization, and management of infection and sepsis. Dr. Filbin was site investigator and co-author on a practice-changing interventional trial in sepsis that aimed to validate protocolized goal-directed therapy with and without invasive monitoring versus standard of care (Protocolized Care for Early Septic Shock – Process ). This trial focused global attention on early sepsis detection as the potential key to making a difference in sepsis outcomes. Dr. Filbin was instrumental in conducting two related NIH-funded studies that both sought to characterize circulating serum protein profiles associated with short- and long-term outcomes (Endothelial Cell Signaling and Microcirculation in Sepsis and Protocolized Goal-directed Resuscitation of Septic Shock to Prevent Acute Kidney Injury - ProGReSS-AKI). Dr. Filbin recently co-authored a large multicenter trial investigating the role of procalcitonin in reducing antibiotic utilization in respiratory infections, and led MGH as the top enroller (Procalcitonin Antibiotic Consensus Trial – ProACT). Dr. Filbin currently coordinates enrollment at MGH in the Emergency Department for the PETAL Network trials (Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury).


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