About Paul Biddinger, MD

Dr. Paul Biddinger holds the MGH Endowed Chair in Emergency Preparedness and is the Director of the Center for Disaster Medicine, and Vice Chairman for Emergency Preparedness in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mass General. He is also the Director for Emergency Preparedness at Partners Healthcare. Dr. Biddinger additionally serves as the Director of the Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation and Practice (EPREP) Program at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and holds appointments at Harvard Medical School and at the Chan School. Dr. Biddinger serves as a special advisor to the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Committee on Preparedness and serves as a medical officer for the MA-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) in the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Dr. Biddinger is an active researcher in the field of emergency preparedness and has lectured nationally and internationally on topics of preparedness and disaster medicine. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters on multiple topics related to emergency medical services and disaster medicine. He has also responded to numerous prior incidents, including Hurricane Katrina, the Boston Marathon bombings, Superstorm Sandy, the 2015 Nepal earthquakes and others. He completed his undergraduate study in international relations at Princeton University, attended medical school at Vanderbilt University, and completed residency training in emergency medicine at Harvard.

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Mass General Hospital: Emergency Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
617-724-3122
Fax: 617-726-9202

Medical Education

  • MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine

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Research

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Dr. Biddinger's academic interests are focused in disaster medicine and response. He has led numerous research and other funded projects funded by the ASPR, CDC,  AHRQ and others regarding emergency preparedness and response.

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