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Greg Ciottone, MD

Residency and Training

Emergency Medicine: University of Massachusetts Medical Center 1991-1994

Academic Rank

Associate Professor

About Dr. Ciottone

Dr. Ciottone is the Director of the Division of Disaster Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and is an Associate Professor of Medicine (Emergency Medicine) at Harvard Medical School. He is the Founder and Director of the first-ever Disaster Medicine Fellowship Program at a Harvard teaching hospital. He also serves as the Director of the Disaster Preparedness Program at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. In addition to these appointments, Dr. Ciottone has held the position of Visiting Professor of Disaster Medicine at three prestigious Universities around the world: Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium, Universita del Piemonte Orientale in Italy, and Tel Aviv University in Israel.

Dr. Ciottone is an internationally recognized expert in Disaster Medicine, Emergency Preparedness, and Healthcare Education, and has served as a consultant in more than 30 countries around the world. Dr. Ciottone has a vast amount of field experience, including serving as Commander of one of the first federal Disaster Medical Teams into Ground Zero during the World Trade Center disaster on 9/11/2001, and more recently leading a team into Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. Dr. Ciottone is Editor-in Chief of Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine 2nd ed. by Elsevier-Mosby, currently in press.

Major Puplications



Ciottone GR, Editor-in-Chief, Disaster Medicine 1st Edition, Elsevier-Mosby Philadelphia, 2006

Ciottone GR, Editor-in-Chief, Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine 2nd Edition, Elsevier-Mosby Philadelphia, in-press                                      



Original publications

Aghababian, Levy, Moyer, Mottley, Ciottone GR, Freitas, Minasian, Integration of United States Emergency Medicine Concepts Into Emergency Services in the Newly Independent States, Annals of Emergency Medicine, September 1995, PP 368-375

Hojnoski, Ciottone GR, Aghababian, International Development of Emergency Medical Systems: Educational Techniques for the Future. European Journal of Emergency Medicine, March 1998, 5(1): 23-7

Teriggi J. Ciccone, MD; Philip D. Anderson, MD; Chon A. D. Gann, LPN, EMT-T, IDM; J. Michael Riley, EMT-P; Michael Maxwell, EMT-P; Robert Hopkins, EMT-P; Ciottone GR, Successful Development/Implementation of a Tactical Emergency Medical Technician Training Program for United States Federal Agents, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Journal of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 2005 Vol. 20, No. 1, pp 36-39

Ciottone, GR, Old, Nichols, Anderson, Implementation of an Emergency and Disaster Medical Response Training Network in the CIS, Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2005 Vol.29, No.2, pp221-229

Ban KM, Pini R, Sanchez LD, Weiner SG, Anderson PD, Grifoni S, Ciottone GR, Edlow JA, Kelly SP, Galli L, Freitas R, Rosen P, Berni GC, Wolfe RE, Gensini G. The Tuscan Emergency Medicine Initiative, Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Dec; 50(6):726-32

Nagurney JT, Huang C, Kulkarni RG, Davis MA, Anderson PD, Gaufberg SV, Ciottone GR, Motola I, Chang Y, Setnik G. An Attempt to Measure The Spread of Emergency Medicine Internationally, Intern Emerg Med. 2007 Dec: 2(4):302-10.

Yim ES, Callaway DW, Fares S, Ciottone GR. Disaster Diplomacy: Current Controversies and Future Prospects, Prehosp Disaster Med. 2009 Jul-Aug;24(4):291-3

Ganz A, Yu X, Schafer J, D’Hauwe S, Nathanson LA, Burstein J, Ciottone GR, Lord  G. Diorama: Dynamic Information Collection and Resource Tracking Architecture. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010; 1:386-9

Kelly SP, Weiner SG, Anderson PD, Irish J, Ciottone GR, Pini R, Grifoni S, Rosen P, Ban KM. Learner Perception of Oral and Written Examinations in an International Medical Training Program Int J Emerg Med. 2010 Feb 5;3(1):21-6.

Fares S, Zubaid M, Al-Mahmeed W, Ciottone GR, Sayah A, Al Suwaidi J, Amin H, Al-Atawna F, Ridha M, Sulaiman K, Alsheikh-Ali AA, Emergency Medical Services by Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes in the Arab Gulf States. J Emerg Med. 2010 Jun 25

Ganz A, Schafer J, Yu X, Burstein J, Graydon Lord, Ciottone GR,: Real-time Scalable Resource Tracking Framework (DIORAMA) for Mass Casualty Incidents. International Journal on EHealth and Medical Communications (IJEHMC), Vol 4, issue 2, 2013

Fares S, Femino M, Sayah A, Weiner D, Yim ES, Douthwright S, Molloy MS, Irfan FB,Karkoukli MA, Lipton R, Burstein JL, Mazrouei MA, Ciottone GR, Healthcare System Hazard Vulnerability Analysis: An Assessment of all Public Hospitals in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Disasters, London, Vol 38, issue 2, 420-33, Apr 2014

Yim, ES, Macy R, Ciottone GR, Medical and Psychosocial Needs of Olympic and Pan American Athletes After the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti: An Opportunity to Promote Resilience Through Sports Medicine and Public Diplomacy. Journal of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Vol 29, issue 2, 195-9 Apr 2014