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Zachary F. Meisel, MD

Zachary F. Meisel, MD Physician

Director, Center for Emergency Care Research and Policy Patient Safety Officer, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 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

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, 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

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:

Meisel ZF, Lupulescu-Mann N, Charlesworth CJ, Kim H, Sun BC: Conversion to Persistent or High-Risk Opioid Use after a New Prescription from the Emergency Department: Evidence from Washington Medicaid Beneficiaries Ann Emerg Med : 2019.

Meisel ZF, Mitchell J, Polsky D, Boualam N, McGeoch E, Weiner J, Miclette M, Purtle J, Schackman B, Cannuscio CC: Strengthening partnerships between substance use researchers and policy makers to take advantage of a window of opportunity Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 14 (12): 2019.

Lowenstein M, Kilaru A, Perrone J, Meisel ZF, Delgado MK: Barriers and facilitators for emergency department initiation of buprenorphine: A physician survey Am J Emerg Med : 2019.

Blutinger EJ, Shofer FS, Meisel Z, Perrone J, Engel-Rebitzer E, Delgado MK: Variability in emergency department electronic medical record default opioid quantities: A national survey. Am J Emerg Med : 2019.

Graves RL, Andreyeva, E, Perrone, J, Shofer FS, Merchant RM, Meisel, ZF: Naloxone Availability and Pharmacy Staff Knowledge of Standing Order for Naloxone in Pennsylvania Pharmacies Journal of Addiction Medicine : 2018.

Miclette MA, Lef JA, Cuan I, Samet JH, Saloner B, Mendell G, Bao Y, Ashburn MA, Bachhuber MA, Schackman BR, Polsky DE, Meisel ZF: Closing the gaps in opioid use disorder research, policy and practice: conference proceedings Addiction Science & Clinical Practice 13 (22): 2018.

Graves RL, Tufts C, Meisel ZF, Polsky D, Ungar L, Merchant RM.: Opioid Discussion in the Twittersphere Substance Use Misuse 53 (13): 2123-2139,2018.

Delgado MK, Huang Y, Meisel ZF, Hennessy S, Yokell M, Polsky D, Perrone J: National Variation in Opioid Prescribing and Risk of Prolonged Use for Opioid-Naive Patients Treated in the Emergency Department for Ankle Sprains Annals of Emergency Medicine 72 (4): 389-400,2018.

Bao Y, Wen K, Johnson P, Jeng PJ, Meisel ZF, Schackman BR: Assessing The Impact Of State Policies For Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs On High-Risk Opioid Prescriptions. Health Affairs 37 (10): 2018.

Puskarich MA, Callaway C, Silbergleit R, Pines JM, Obermeyer Z, Wright DW, Hsia RY, Shah MN, Monte AA, Limkakeng AT Jr, Meisel ZF, Levy PD.: Priorities to Overcome Barriers Impacting Data Science Application in Emergency Care Research Acad Emerg Med : 2018.

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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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