Dr. Emily Aaronson is assistant chief quality officer at Massachusetts General Hospital, assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mass General. She also serves as an associate medical director for CRICO, the risk management foundation of the Harvard medical institutions. Prior to this, Dr. Aaronson was a resident in the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency, where she served as a chief resident. She then completed the Harvard Medical School fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, and a Masters in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Before medical school, Dr. Aaronson worked in healthcare consulting for the consulting arm of the Advisory Board Company.
In her role as assistant chief quality officer at Mass General, Dr. Aaronson plays a central role in the quality and safety leadership team at the institution. She has worked on projects that intersect quality measurement and performance improvement including helping to lead the institutional efforts to improve performance on Sepsis, and spearheading improvements in the quality of care for patients with Serious Illness in the Emergency Department. In her role as a physician in the center for quality and safety she is a part of the team that reviews and investigates serious events throughout the hospital, and helps lead the team that works on harmonizing quality across the MGH affiliated hospitals.