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Theodore I. Benzer, M.D, Ph.D. is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department. He is also an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard University.
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Dr. Theodore I. Benzer, an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital Emergency Department, graduated from Yale University School of Medicine after receiving his PhD in chemistry and biology from the California Institute of Technology. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital.
In addition to his role as attending physician, Dr. Benzer is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard University. He is an active member of the ED Executive Committee, the ED Operations Committee, and the ED Quality and Safety Committee which are ongoing committees that develop, direct and assess all the clinical care in the ED.
Since 2008, Dr. Benzer has been a member of the MGH Quality and Patient Safety Committee and Co-Chair of the MGH ED Quality and Safety Committee. He has been a critical member of multiple committees within the ED and hospital wide.
On a daily basis, Dr. Benzer works with medical students and residents assigned to the emergency department focusing on appropriate evaluation and treatment of the ED patients. He is also the supervising physician of the Nurse Practitioners in the emergency department. Serving in this position, Dr. Benzer helped create the Nurse Practitioner model of care for the ED Observation Unit. He is in charge of the assessment of their clinical care and ongoing education.
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