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Peter Smulowitz, MD

Residency and Training

Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine BIDMC

Academic Rank

Instructor in Medicine

About Dr. Smulowitz

Peter Smulowitz is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, completed his Masters in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, and has a combined interest in health services research and health policy.

Dr. Smulowitz' research and academic interests include the impact of health care reform in Massachusetts on ED utilization, cost control and payment reform in healthcare, and alternative models of liability reform. He previously served as Health Policy Fellow for the Massachusetts State Senate Committee on Health Care Financing and currently serves as chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee for the Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians and member of the State Legislative and Regulatory Committee for the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Major Publications

Smulowitz P, et al. Emergency Department Utilization After the Implementation of Massachusetts Health Reform (submitted for publication).

Smulowitz P, et al. Emergency department use by the uninsured after health reform in Massachusetts. Intern Emerg Med. 2009;4:501-506.

Smulowitz P, Moore R. Achieving Real Medical Liability Reform with an Early Disclosure Model: A Step Towards Restoring Value and Trust in Our Health Care System. A Report for the Senate Committee on Health Care Financing of the Massachusetts General Court. September 2007.

Smulowitz PB, Ngo L, Epstein SK. The effect of a CT and MR preauthorization program on ED utilization. Am J Emerg Med. 2009 Mar;27(3):328-32


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