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Ali S. Raja, MD, MBA, MPH
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Emergency Medicine
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Research Location: Neville House

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Research Narrative:
Ali S. Raja, MD, MBA, MPH is the Director of Network Operations and Business Development for the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Associate Director of Trauma for Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Emergency Medicine) at Harvard Medical School, and on the faculty of the Center for Evidence-Based Imaging at BWH. He is a board-certified emergency physician who completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati and holds a Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health as well as a Medical Degree and a Masters of Business Administration from Duke University. The author of over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, his federally-funded research focuses on improving the appropriateness of radiology utilization in the emergency department and he recently co-developed three emergency department imaging quality measures approved for national adoption by the National Quality Forum. Dr. Raja has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, on the management of critically ill patients in the emergency department and prehospital arenas, and has served as a civilian aeromedical flight physician, a critical care air transport team commander and flight surgeon for the United States Air Force Reserve, a tactical physician for a number of local, state, and federal agencies (he is currently the tactical physician for the Boston FBI SWAT team), and a physician with the MA-1 Disaster Management Assistance Team. Dr. Raja serves as a national faculty member of the Difficult Airway Course and has received both the BWH Outstanding Attending award from the Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residents and the Exemplary Emergency Medicine Attending award from the BWH Emergency Department nurses. Dr. Raja lives in Sudbury, MA with his wife Danielle and son Chase.

Harvard School of Public Health, 2010, MPH
Duke University School of Medicine, 2004, MD
Duke University Fuqua School of Business, 2004, MBA
Duke University School of Medicine, 2004, MD
Duke University Fuqua School of Business, 2004, MBA

Partners in Excellence Team Award, 2013
BWH Outstanding Emergency Medicine Attending Award (from Emergency Medicine Residents), 2012
BWH Exemplary Emergency Attending Award (from Emergency Department RNs), 2011

Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. O'Brien ME, Fuh L, Raja AS, White BA, Yun BJ, Hayes BD. Reduced-dose intramuscular ketamine for severe agitation in an academic emergency department. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2019 Jul 23; 1-5.

2. Bennett CL, Raja AS, Kass D, Gross N, Mills AM. In Reply. Acad Emerg Med. 2019 Jul 08.

3. Martin A, Kunzler N, Nakagawa J, Lee B, Wakeman S, Weiner S, Raja AS. Get Waivered: A Resident-Driven Campaign to Address the Opioid Overdose Crisis. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Jul 01.

4. Johnson PT, Raja A, Khorasani R. Solutions to Reduce Unnecessary Imaging. JAMA. 2019 06 11; 321(22):2242.

5. Hentel KD, Menard A, Mongan J, Durack JC, Johnson PT, Raja AS, Khorasani R. What Physicians and Health Organizations Should Know About Mandated Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Jun 11.

6. Kazimi M, Niforatos JD, Yax JA, Raja AS. Discharges against medical advice from U.S. emergency departments. Am J Emerg Med. 2019 Jun 03.

7. Glover M, Prabhakar AM, Yun BJ, White BA, Raja AS. Enhancing Clinical Decision Support and Appropriate Use Criteria With Recommendations on Urgency of Care: Implications for Imaging Within Emergency Settings. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 May 27.

8. Almeida RR, Glover M, Mercaldo SF, López D, Tso DK, Raja AS, Lev MH, Flores EJ. Temporal Trends in Imaging Utilization for Suspected Substance Use Disorder in an Academic Emergency Radiology Department. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 May 16.

9. Odigie E, Lacson R, Raja A, Osterbur D, Ip I, Schneider L, Khorasani R. Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, Clinical Quality Language, and Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms in Representing Clinical Evidence Logic Statements for the Use of Imaging Procedures: Descriptive Study. JMIR Med Inform. 2019 May 13; 7(2):e13590.

10. O'Brien ME, Koehl JL, Raja AS, Erickson TB, Hayes BD. Age-related cardiovascular outcomes in older adults receiving epinephrine for anaphylaxis in the emergency department. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2019 May 10.