Dr. Ali S. Raja Conference Co-Chair
Executive Vice Chairman
Dept. of Emergency Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Ali S. Raja, MD, MBA, MPH, FACHE 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 150 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, his federally-funded research focuses on improving the appropriateness of resource utilization in emergency medicine. 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, and a tactical physician for a number of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
Dr. Raja’s most recent project is the Harvard Medical School Library of Evidence, for which he serves as Executive Director. The HMS LoE is an ambitious endeavor focused on guiding physicians around the world in their evidence-based selection of laboratory and imaging studies for their patients, Dr. Raja leads a team of physicians, informaticians, researchers, and librarians whose work is being adopted at a number of internationally-renowned hospitals.