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Zachary F. Meisel, MD

Zachary F. Meisel, MD Physician

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

Dr. Meisel is employed by Penn Medicine.

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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
  • 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School:
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Academy Health, Translation and Dissemination Institute, National American College of Emergency Physicians, National Baltimore Rescue Mission Medical Clinic , Local National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Medicine and Social History, New York Academy of Medicine, NY, NY , Local Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Merit Review Committee (study section)., National Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, National State of Pennsylvania Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices Task Force, Local The Mayor's Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Philadelphia. , Local U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation , National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Meisel is employed by Penn Medicine.

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:

Gollust S, Meisel ZF: Is Twitter the Key to Translating Health Services Research? : 2017.

Grande D, Meisel ZF, Merchant RM, Seymour J: Twitter Accounts Followed by Congressional Health Staff Am J Manag Care 23 (7): e238-e244,2017.

Rising, KL, Hollander JE, Schaffer JT, Kline JA, Torres CA, Diercks DB, Jones R, Owen KP, Meisel ZF, Demers M, LeBlanc A, Shah ND, Inselman J, Herrin J, Montori VM: Effectiveness of a Decision Aid in Potentially Vulnerable Patients: A Secondary Analysis of the Chest Pain Choice Multicenter Randomized Trial Medical Decision Making : 2017.

Carpenter CR: Overcoming the Tower of Babel in Medical Science by Finding the "EQUATOR": Research Reporting Guidelines. Acad Emerg Med : 2017.

Wightmana RS, Perrone J, Erowid F, Erowid E, Meisel ZF: Comparative Analysis of Opioid Queries on An Opportunity to Advance HarmReduction Substance Use and Misuse : 2017.

Gollust SE, Seymour J, Pany M, Goss A, Meisel ZF: Mutual Distrust: Perspectives from Researchers and Policymakers on the Research to Policy Gap in 2013 and Recommendations for the Future INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing : 2017.

Sinnenberg LE, Wanner KJ, Perrone J, Barg FK, Rhodes, KV: What Factors Affect Physicians' Decisions to Prescribe Opioids in Emergency Departments? Med Dec Making Policy and Practice 2 (1): 2017.

Maughan BC, Meisel ZF, Venkatesh AK, Lin MP, Perry WM, Schuur JD, Pines JM, Kizzie-Gillett CL, Vaughan W: Health Policy and Shared Decision Making in Emergency Care: A Research Agenda Acad Emerg Med 23 (12): 1380-1385,2016.

Hess EP, Hollander JE, Schaffer JT, Kline JA, Torres CA, Diercks DB, Jones R, Owen KP, Meisel ZF, Demers M, Leblanc A , Shah ND, Inselman J, Herrin J, Castaneda-Guarderas A, Montori: Shared decision making in patients with low risk chest pain: prospective randomized pragmatic trial BMJ (355:i6165): 2016.

Meisel ZF, Gollust SE: Translating Research for Health Policy Decisions: Is it Time for Researchers to Join Social Media? Academic Medicine 91 (10): 1341-1343,2016.

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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
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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