Ali S. Raja, MD, MBA is Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.


Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests
  • Emergency medicine
  • Radiology
  • Traumatic injuries
Medical Education
  • MD, MBA, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Residency, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Clinical Informatics
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 - 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.

Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric
Provider Gender


Ali S. Raja, MD, MBA, MPH is Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Raja received his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health, holds MD and MBA degrees from Duke University and, after training in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati, completed a research fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is board certified in both emergency medicine and clinical informatics, and is appointed to both the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Radiology at HMS.

A practicing emergency physician and author of over 100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, his federally-funded research focuses on improving the appropriateness of resource utilization in emergency medicine.  He currently serves as Chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians' Trauma and Injury Prevention Section and the Society for Emergency Medicine's Trauma Interest Group, and is on the Guidelines Committee of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

Dr. Raja is also an expert on the management of critically ill patients in the emergency department and prehospital arenas. He has served as a civilian flight physician, a critical care air transport team commander for the US Air Force Reserve, a tactical physician for a number of local, state, and federal agencies, and a physician with MA-1 DMAT.

Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

News & Events

  • MGH opposes Question 1

    The MGH has announced its opposition to mandated nurse staffing ratios, citing the devastating impacts the rigid government requirements would have on nurses’ ability to provide emergency care to patients.

  • #GetWaivered

    With limited resources and access to treatments for addiction, emergency rooms across the country have become the first point of contact for many people with substance use disorders, but the lack of opportunity for follow-up leaves many emergency providers powerless when a patient is ready to begin their path to recovery. To better equip providers in the MGH Emergency Department (ED) with more substantial and evidence-based options for treating these patients, many at the MGH are changing where and when recovery begins.


Emergency Medicine**
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-4100