Dr. Ciottone is an emergency physician and the President of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, the oldest international emergency and disaster medicine organization in the world. He is Director of the BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine, and is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine 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 (HSPHS). Dr. Ciottone is also the Director of Medical Preparedness for the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a joint program of the HSPHS and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, has been serving as a consultant to the White House Medical Unit for over 10 years, and is the Medical Director for Anna Maria College Paramedic, EMT and Master Health Emergency Management.
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. He has conducted educational programs in more than 30 countries around the world and has written over 140 scholarly works, including the first and second editions of the textbook, Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine. Dr. Ciottone is the 2018 recipient of the American College of Emergency Physicians Disaster Medical Services Award, and the 2020 recipient of the American Academy of Disaster Medicine (AADM) Distinguished Service Award.