James L. Meisel, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of MedicineMeisel_James-80x100


7/1990-6/1992 Resident, Internal Medicine,
Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston
7/1989-6/1990 Intern, Internal Medicine,
Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston
5/1989 M.D. SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY; Cum Laude
5/1985 B.A. Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

General fields of interest:

General Internal Medicine; Hospital Medicine; Medical Education

Contact information:

General Internal Medicine
Phone: (617) 414 6913



Medical education; Clerkship director; Chest pain; Translational medical education; Resident as teacher; Test results

Professional Development Activities:

Participant, Leadership Development for Physicians in  Academic Health Centers (2012)
Harvard School of Public Health

Participant, Teaching of Tomorrow 2010 Advanced Track II Program (2010)
Clinical Faculty Development Center, UMass Medical School

Participant, How to Teach Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Program (2008)

Clinical Epidem. & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Ontario

Fellow, MBL/NIH Medical Informatics Course (2002)

Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

Fellow, Mentored Study, Program in Medical Education (2002)
Harvard Medical School (HMS)

Scholar, Harvard Macy Inst. Program for Leaders in Medical Education (2001)
HMS/Harvard Business School

Scholar, Harvard Macy Institute Program for Physician-Educators (1999)
HMS/Harvard Graduate School of Education

Interests and Selected Resources:

Undergraduate medical education:

  • Evans Student Educator/Associate Clerkship Director, 3rd-Year Medicine
  • Associate Director, Subinternship in Medicine
  • Member, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (http://www.im.org/About/AllianceSites/CDIM/Pages/Default.aspx)
  • Meisel JL. Book review (Wear D,  Bickel J. Educating for Professionalism: Creating a Culture of Humanism in Medical Education. University of Iowa Press 2000) N Engl J Med 2001; 345:227-228

Translational medical education:

  • Teaching and learning in medicine
    • Resident as Clinician Educator/Resident as Teacher

Meisel JL, Kormos W. Teaching skills workshops: Massachusetts General Hospital Primary Care Program September 2006.  http://mycourses.med.harvard.edu/ec_res/B8760E53-0E17-4B9F-BF67-7F416FCB3E4D/MGH_TEACHING_SKILLS_WORKSHOPS_2006_11-29.pdf

    • Meisel JL, Mark EJ.  Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital (Case 39-1995). New Eng J Med 1995; 333:1695-1702.
  • Multidimensional-Multiformat approach to teaching

Meisel JL, Chen D. Using Exciting Educational Principles to Create a Multidimensional/Multiformat Teaching Experience.  Presented at the BU Center for Excellence & Innovation in Teaching, Boston University, Third Annual Instructional Innovation Conference. March 25, 2011. http://www.bu.edu/ceit/faculty-development/boston-university-fourth-annual-instructional-innovation-conference/boston-university-third-annual-instructional-innovation-conference/

  • Teaching in the inpatient setting

Epic EHR (BMC eMERGE) Implementation:

  • Inpatient Clinical Lead (Clinical Documentation work stream; Clinical Notes lead; medical student education lead)

Clinical laboratory integration into healthcare:

  • Passiment E, Meisel JL, Fontanesi J, Fritsma G, Aleryani S, Marques M. Decoding laboratory test names: a major challenge to appropriate patient care. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 28:453-8.

Clinical interests:

  • Bedside clinical assessment

Meisel JL. (Letter to the editor.)  (Examination of the) heart failure. Annals Int Med 2010, published electronically at http://www.annals.org/content/152/11/ITC6-1.abstract/reply

Medical and perioperative consultation