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Zachary F. Meisel, MD

Zachary F. Meisel, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Meisel is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Emergency Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Emergency Medicine, 2004

Description of Clinical Expertise

Emergency Medicine, Quality Assurance, Prehospital Care

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Academy Health (Translation and Dissemination Institute), National American College of Emergency Physicians, National Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Meisel is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Narrative Medicine, Health Services Research, Emergency Care Access and Utilization, Patient Safety, Emergency Medical Services, Medical Journalism, Medical Writing, Communication, Dissemination and Translation of Health Services Research Results, Comparative Effectiveness Research Funding and Federal Policy

Selected Publications:

Grande D, Gollust S, Pany M, Seymour J, Goss A, Kilaru AS, Meisel ZF: Translating Research for Health Policy: Researchers’ Perceptions and Use of Social Media Health Affairs 33 (7): 1278-85,2014.

Kilaru AS, Gadsden SM, Perrone J, Paciotti B, Barg FK, Meisel ZF: How do physicians adopt and apply opioid prescription guidelines in the emergency department? A qualitative study Ann Emerg Med 64 (5): 482-489,2014.

Kilaru AS, Perrone JP, Auriemma CL; Shofer FS; Barg FS, Meisel ZF: Evidence-Based Narratives to Improve Recall of Opioid Prescribing Guidelines: a randomized experiment Acad Emerg Med 21 (3): 244-249,2014.

Gugelmann H, Shofer FS, Meisel ZF, Perrone J.: Multidisciplinary intervention decreases the use of opioid medication discharge packs from 2 urban EDs. Am J Emerg Med. 9 : 1343-8,2013.

Ranard B, Ha YB, Meisel ZF, Asch DA, Hill SS, Becker LB ; Seymour A; Merchant RM: Crowdsourcing - Harnessing the Masses to Advance Health and Medicine, a Systematic Review J Gen Int Med 29 (1): 187-203,2014.

Meisel ZF, Carr BC, Conway PH: From Comparative Effectiveness Research to Patient Centered Outcomes Research: Integrating Emergency Care Goals, Methods, and Priorities Ann Emerg Med 60 (3): 309-316,2012.

Meisel ZF, Pines JM, Polsky D, Metlay J, Branas C: Variations in Ambulance Use in the United States: the Role of Health Insurance Acad Emerg Med 18 (10): 1036-44,2011.

Band RA, Gaieski DF, Hilton J, Shofer FS, Goyal M, Meisel ZF.: Arriving by EMS Improves Time to Treatment Endpoints for Patients with Severe Sepsis or Septic Shock Acad Emerg Med 18 (9): 934-40,2011.

Meisel ZF, Pitts SR, Pines JM, Goodrich K, Carr BG: Policy Roundtable: Emergency Department Boarding and Hospital Quality Acad Emerg Med 5 (21): 487-490,2014.

Meisel ZF, Karlawish J: Evidence vs Narrative Medicine. And, nor Or. JAMA 306 (18): 2022-3,2011.

Meisel ZF, Armstrong K, Mechem CC, Shofer FS, Peacock N, Facenda K, Pollack CV: Influence of sex on the out-of-hospital management of chest pain. Acad Emerg Med 17 (1): 80-7,2010.

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Academic Contact Info

Blockley Hall, University of Pennsylvania
423 Guardian Drive, Room 413

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4865
Phone: (215) 746-5618
Fax: (215) 573-2701

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