He is Past President of the Michigan College of Emergency Physicians and has served ACEP in several capacities, including as Chair of its State Legislative and Regulatory Committee, a member of the Federal Government Affairs Committee, and on Task Forces covering EMTALA, emergency department crowding, health care and the uninsured, and alternative payment methods.
He is the Past President of the Washtenaw County Medical Society and currently serves on the board of directors of the Michigan State Medical Society, where he chairs its Health Care Delivery Committee. In addition, he is the medical director at MPRO, Michigan’s federally-designated health care quality improvement organization.
Disaster Medical Sciences Award
Gregory Ciottone, MD, FACEP
Dr. Ciottone is the director of the division of disaster medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, and the founder and director of the BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine. He is an associate professor of emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School and an instructor of health care policy and management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). He also serves as the director for medical preparedness at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a joint program of the HSPH and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Dr. Ciottone has taught disaster medicine in over 30 countries around the world and has consulted for the U.S. State Department, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, and White House, earning an award for outstanding achievement in support of the White House medical unit and the president of the United States in 2017.
In the early 1990s he worked with the United States Agency for International Development to create sustainable programs in disaster medicine throughout the former Soviet Union, and helped lead an International Atomic Energy Agency program for nuclear accident preparedness in eastern Europe. He also served as commander of the federal disaster medical assistance team Massachuestts-2, one of the first into Ground Zero during the World Trade Center disaster on Sept. 11, 2001.
Dr. Ciottone has written over 100 scholarly works, including the first two editions of his textbook Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine. For his work at Ground Zero during Sept. 11, he received an official citation from the Massachusetts Senate and was honored by the Boston Red Sox by throwing-out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park. In 2009 he worked personally with Mikhail Gorbachev towards improved health care infrastructure in Russia. In 2017 Dr. Ciottone was inducted as a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.