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Posts by Maura Kennedy, MD


Dr. Maura Kennedy is an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Mass General. Dr. Kennedy graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed her residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She went on to complete her Master of Public Health at the Harvard. T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Kennedy is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kennedy worked as an emergency physician at Beth Israel Deaconess prior to joining the Mass General emergency team. Dr. Kennedy is the chief of the division of geriatric emergency medicine at Mass General, adjunct faculty for the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative and serves as the Geriatric Section Councilor for ACEP, and is a past-president of the SAEM Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine. She is known as a national expert on ED delirium and has worked on institutional, state and national initiatives related to improving care for patients with cognitive impairment. She was associate editor for the “Geriatric Emergencies: A discussion-based review” textbook, contributed to the development of the AGS post-operative delirium guidelines, and served on an ACEP working group that developed the ADEPT tool on the management of confused or agitated older ED patients.

Geriatrics & Palliative Care

The Division of Palliative Care & Geriatric Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital offers a wide range of clinical expertise including inpatient services, outpatient programs and home based programs.