Richard Wolfe, MD

Chief of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Wolfe has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at BIDMC since 1999. He trained for three years in emergency medicine at Denver General Hospital, where he subsequently became Associate Residency Director and Residency Director for Emergency Medicine. In 1994, he became the Residency Director for the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency for Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wolfe teaches internationally and nationally in ED operational topics such as designing integrated emergency departments, ED quality, ED workflow management, ED leadership, and the relationship between emergency medicine specialty training with ED quality of care and operational efficiency.

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Jonathan Edlow, MD

Vice-Chair of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Director of ED Quality, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Professor of Medicine & Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Edlow is a Professor of Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He lectures nationally and internationally on topics such as stroke, TIA, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and various causes of weakness and dizziness. He is an internationally renowned expert on neurological emergencies. Dr. Edlow’s ED operational specialty areas include ED quality assurance, ED physical layout and facilities redesign, physician professional development, and the creation and implementation of clinical practice guidelines. For the past 15 years, Dr. Edlow has contributed to the international development of emergency medicine in a variety of countries, participating in educational, quality assessment, and emergency care systems consulting projects. Practicing medicine since 1981, he is board-certified in both emergency medicine and internal medicine. Since 1999, Dr. Edlow has served as Vice Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at BIDMC. 


Barbara Masser, MD

Director, Ambulatory Emergency Medicine, BIDMC
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director, The Institute for ED Clinical Quality Improvement

Dr. Barbara Masser was Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Needham (BIDN) from 2012-2017, and was recently appointed Director of Ambulatory Emergency Medicine for BIDMC. Prior to this, she served as Associate Chair at BIDN for 3 years and has been an attending emergency physician at BIDMC since 2003. Dr. Masser's areas of expertise include ED quality assurance program implementation and oversight and ED team training. She currently serves as Director of the Institute for ED Clinical Quality Improvement.