Gregory Ciottone, MD
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Gregory Ciottone is president of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine. He is also an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and an instructor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is the founder/director of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Fellowship in Disaster Medicine and medical director for the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. He also serves as a consultant to the White House Medical Unit. Dr. Ciottone has taught educational programs in disaster medicine and emergency management in over 30 countries around the world. He has consulted domestically for the U.S. State Department, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice and the White House Medical Unit. He has written over 100 scholarly works.
Dr. Ciottone’s clinical and field experience includes 25 years as a practicing emergency physician and over 500 missions as a flight physician on an aeromedical helicopter service. Early in his career he worked with the United States Agency for International Development to create and implement sustainable disaster medical education programs throughout the former Soviet Union. He later helped lead an International Atomic Energy Agency nuclear accident preparedness program for Eastern Europe. He also served as commander of one of the first federal disaster medical assistance teams at ground zero during the 9/11 disaster. Dr. Ciottone has held numerous visiting professorship posts in disaster medicine.