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Joshua M. Kosowsky, M.D., FACEP

Joshua M. Kosowsky, M.D., FACEP

Vice Chair, Clinical Director & Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Brigham and Womens Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Five Things You Can Do Today to Improve Patient Flow in Your Emergency Department
The Three Pillars of Emergency Department Redesign for Todays New Era of Healthcare
Patient-Centered Emergency Care: What it Means and Why it Matters
Ten Myths about Emergency Medicine
When Doctors Dont Listen: Hold to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests

Dr. Kosowsky is the Vice Chair and Clinical Director of the Emergency Department at Brigham & Womens Hospital and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his undergraduate degree with Honors in Mathematics and Philosophy from Harvard College, then subsequently won a Fulbright Scholarship. Since graduating with Honors from Harvard Medical School and completing his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, he has been a dedicated clinician and educator who has won much acclaim in these roles. At Harvard Medical School, he received awards from medical students and residents for teaching excellence. As director of the ÒIntroduction to Clinical MedicineÓ which helps to prepare Harvard medical students for their hospital clerkships, he has introduced many innovative elements to the curriculum around issues of Òpatient-doctorÓ communication.Dr. Kosowsky and his team at Brigham & Womens have been recognized for clinical innovation and excellence in the delivery of emergency medicine services. Dr. Kosowsky serves on the Hospitals Institutional Review Board, Ethics Committee, Physician Council, and Medical Staff Executive Committee. He is the author of over three dozen peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters, and is co-editor of the textbook ÒPocket Emergency Medicine.Ó He has given over a hundred invited presentations at hospitals and medical schools across the U.S. He is a frequent Grand Rounds speaker for Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and other conferences across the U.S., and is on the core faculty for four national Emergency Medicine courses. He serves on the Editorial Board of a half-dozen medical journals, ranging from Annals of Emergency Medicine to The American Journal of Cardiology. Along with Dr. Leana Wen, Dr. Kosowsky is the co-author of the forthcoming book on patient advocacy: When Doctors Dont Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests. He lives in Sharon, Massachusetts, with his wife and three boys.
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