Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests
  • Climate Change and Human Health
Medical Education
  • MS, Case Western Reserve University
  • MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • MPH, Harvard University
  • Residency, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • 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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Renee N. Salas, MD, MPH, MS is a physician-investigator in the area of climate change and health at the Harvard Global Health Institute and an emergency medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School . She received her Doctor of Medicine from the innovative five-year medical school program to train physician-investigators at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. She concurrently obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Research from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Salas completed a four-year emergency medicine residency at the birthplace of emergency medicine, the University of Cincinnati.  She then matriculated to a Fellowship in Wilderness Medicine at MGH and graduated with a Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with a concentration in environmental health, in 2016. She joined the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) in 2018 as Affiliated Faculty and was the recipient of the prestigious Burke Fellowship. In addition, she received the 2018 Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical-Teacher Development Award and is a past recipient of the Shore Fellowship from Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Salas has an academic focus on the intersection climate change and health, and she is a recognized leader in this area. She was the lead author on the 2018 United States Policy Brief for the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change with this work appearing in news outlets such as the Associated Press, CNN, USA Today, Wired, Reuters, and The Atlantic. She is the founder and chair of the Society of Academic Medicine Climate Change and Health Interest Group, the first of its kind for the specialty of emergency medicine. Dr. Salas has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject while also providing education for the lay public. 

News & Events

  • Mass. General Hospital physicians write of their experiences in Nepal earthquake relief

    Two Massachusetts General Hospital physicians who participated in the international response to the major earthquakes that hit Nepal in April and May each describe their experiences in Perspectives articles receiving Online First publication today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • MGH physician recounts days following devastating earthquake

    Renee Salas, MD, of the MGH Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Program in the Department of Emergency Medicine, was in Nepal at the time of the earthquake. Salas was uninjured and remains in-country providing medical care with the Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal (HRA) in Pheriche, near the Mount Everest Base Camp.


Department of Emergency Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-724-4100