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2018 Keynote Speaker

Paul D., Biddinger, MD

  • Chierf, Division of Emergency Preparedness
  • Director, MGH Center for Disaster Medicine


Dr. Paul Biddinger holds the MGH Endowed Chair in Emergency Preparedness and isthe Director of the Center for Disaster Medicine, and Vice Chairman for Emergency Preparedness in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston.  He is also the Director for Emergency Preparedness at Partners Healthcare.  Dr. Biddinger additionally serves as the Director of the Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation and Practice (EPREP) Program at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and holds appointments at Harvard Medical School and at the Chan School.   Dr. Biddinger s erves as a special advisor to the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Committee on Preparedness and serves as a medical officer for the MA-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) in the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 

Dr. Biddinger is an active researcher in the field of emergency preparedness and has lectured nationally and internationally on topics of preparedness and disaster medicine.  He has authored numerous articles and book chapters on multiple topics related to emergency medical services and disaster medicine.  He completed his undergraduate study in international relations at Princeton University, attended medical school at Vanderbilt University, and completed residency training in emergency medicine at Harvard.