Improving global prehospital and emergency medicine, public health, and disaster health care and preparedness

Jonathan Shecter

Dr. Shecter is an Emergency Medicine physician, currently pursuing dual fellowships in Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine, both at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, in Boston, MA.

Dr. Shecter developed his interest in Disaster Medicine while an undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was also an emergency medical technician and led the university’s EMS organization, as well as its Medical Reserve Corps unit. He later completed his medical degree at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Biddeford, ME, where he was again president of the Medical Reserve Corps. He completed an active duty Emergency Medicine Residency at Wright-Patterson AFB/Wright State University, in Dayton, OH. He is an active member of multiple professional organizations, including the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, National Association of EMS Physicians, and the Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Shecter has lectured on a variety of topics, including those related to EMS, mobile critical care, and substance use disorders. Some of his academic interests include natural disaster medical response, counterterrorism medicine (with particular interest in preventing and responding to mass shootings), tactical emergency medicine, and federal, state, and municipal disaster preparedness.