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Benjamin P. Geisler, M.D.

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Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, GermanyM.D.04/2006
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MAM.P.H.06/2009
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA06/2010Decision Science
NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY06/2015Internal Medicine
Benjamin Franklin Prize, 3rd place
Erasmus Scholar
Ferring Award
DAAD Scholar
2005 - 2006
StethosGlobe Scholarship
2008 - 2009
DAAD Full Graduate Student Scholar
Official Runner-up for Parmley Prize

Benjamin P. Geisler, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., M.R.C.P. (London) is a board-certified internist who practices hospital medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an international medical graduate from Germany (Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin) and completed a categorical internal medicine residency at NYU School of Medicine in New York City, NY. Prior to clinical training, Ben was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in decision science at Massachusetts General Hospital and also completed a Master's degree in Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

As a general medicine doctor, he embraces coordinating clinical care for his patients between the inpatient and outpatient settings and among treating subspecialists. Ben individualizes evidence-based practices, takes patients' preference into account, practices shared medical decision making, and aims to increase the efficiency or value of health care services to provide highly patient- and family-centered care. He is particularly interested in cardiovascular diseases and their prevention, antimicrobial prescribing, rare diseases and diagnostic dilemmas across medical sub-specialties.

Ben is also a health services researcher, decision-analytic modeler, and health economist. His main position is Senior Consultant at Wing Tech Inc. in the U.S. where he has worked since 2009. Wing Tech Inc. is a management and technology consulting firm applying cutting-edge decision theory and advanced systems analysis and risk management techniques to help its clients identify, quantify, and manage their risks and opportunities.

He served as a co-editor of a peer-reviewed journal in those fields, Value in Health, for eight years and is currently on the editorial boards of Pharmacoeconomics and PLOS One. His research had applications across medical conditions although most were in cardiovascular disease. Ben enjoys teaching as well as running quality improvement/patient safety (QI/PS) projects.

Recently, Ben has become interested in "big data" and how to use routinely collected health information for research and QI/PS. He has therefore joined a medical informatics research group at Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich in Germany.

Ben's ultimate career goal is to be an active citizen in the academic hospital medicine and outcomes research communities.

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    1. Roseleur J, Gonzalez-Chica DA, Bernardo CO, Geisler BP, Karnon J, Stocks NP. Blood pressure control in Australian general practice: analysis using general practice records of 1.2 million patients from the MedicineInsight database. J Hypertens. 2021 Jun 01; 39(6):1134-1142. PMID: 33967217.
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    2. Ghosh AK, Geisler BP, Ibrahim S. Racial/ethnic and socioeconomic variations in hospital length of stay: A state-based analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 May 21; 100(20):e25976. PMID: 34011086.
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    3. Geisler BP, Zahabi L, Lang AE, Eastwood N, Tennant E, Lukic L, Sharon E, Chuang HH, Kang CB, Clayton-Johnson K, Aljaberi A, Yu H, Bui C, Le Mau T, Li WC, Teodorescu D, Hinske LC, Sun DL, Manian FA, Dunn AG. Repurposing existing medications for coronavirus disease 2019: protocol for a rapid and living systematic review. Syst Rev. 2021 05 07; 10(1):143. PMID: 33962652.
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    4. Geisler BP, Kingsley TC, Izmirly PM, Costedoat-Chalumeau N, Roswell RO. Hydroxychloroquine Toxicity: Concurrent Complete Heart Block and Severe Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction. A Clinical Image. J Clin Rheumatol. 2020 Nov 24. PMID: 33252397.
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    5. Pietzsch JB, Geisler BP, Daniels MJ, Busca RM, Tarantini G, Søndergaard L, Kasner SE. An assessment of annual procedure volumes and therapy adoption of transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale in four European countries. Eur Stroke J. 2021 Mar; 6(1):72-80. PMID: 33817337.
    6. Geisler BP, Zahabi L, Lang AE, Eastwood N, Tennant E, Lukic L, Sharon E, Chuang HH, Kang CB, Clayton-Johnson K, Aljaberi A, Yu H, Bui C, Mau TL, Li WC, Teodorescu D, Hinske LC, Sun DL, Manian FA, Dunn AG. Repurposing Existing Medications for Coronavirus Disease 2019: Protocol for a Rapid and Living Systematic Review. medRxiv. 2020 May 23. PMID: 32511471.
    7. Geisler BP, Kontos N. UpToDate. Psychogenic Purpura (Gardener-Diamond syndrome). 2020. View Publication.
    8. Geisler BP, Jørgensen TH, Thyregod HGH, Pietzsch JB, Søndergaard L. Cost-effectiveness of transcatheter versus surgical aortic valve replacement in patients at lower surgical risk: results from the NOTION trial. EuroIntervention. 2019 Dec 06; 15(11):e959-e967. PMID: 31422922.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    9. Kaul V, Bhan R, Stewart NH, Behrens DM, Gutman A, Dangayach N, Geisler BP, Carroll CL. Study Comparing Traditional Versus Alternative Metrics to Measure the Impact of the Critical Care Medicine Literature. Crit Care Explor. 2019 Aug; 1(8):e0028. PMID: 32166269.
      Citations: 1     
    10. Upadhyay VA, Geisler BP, Sun L, Uhl L, Kaufman RM, Stowell C, Makar RS, Bendapudi PK. Utilizing a PLASMIC score-based approach in the management of suspected immune thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura: a cost minimization analysis within the Harvard TMA Research Collaborative. Br J Haematol. 2019 08; 186(3):490-498. PMID: 31131442.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Pietzsch JB, Richter AK, Randerath W, Steffen A, Liu S, Geisler BP, Wasem J, Biermann-Stallwitz J. Clinical and Economic Benefits of Upper Airway Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in a European Setting. Respiration. 2019; 98(1):38-47. PMID: 30923287.
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    12. Geisler BP, Jilg N, Patton RG, Pietzsch JB. Model to evaluate the impact of hospital-based interventions targeting false-positive blood cultures on economic and clinical outcomes. J Hosp Infect. 2019 Aug; 102(4):438-444. PMID: 30928573.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Pietzsch JB, Geisler BP, Ikeno F. Correction to: Cost-effectiveness of orbital atherectomy compared to rotational atherectomy in treating patients with severely calcified coronary artery lesions in Japan. Cardiovasc Interv Ther. 2018 Oct; 33(4):337. PMID: 29080193.
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    14. Pietzsch JB, Busca R, Rott C, Geisler BP, Weber SA, Slebos DJ, Deslee G, Herth FJF. Adoption Patterns of Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Procedures in Germany and Predicted Procedure Volumes for Other European Countries. Respiration. 2019; 97(1):34-41. PMID: 30121662.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Faucett SC, Geisler BP, Chahla J, Krych AJ, LaPrade RF, Pietzsch JB. Should Surgical Repair Be Recommended Over Nonoperative Management for Medial Meniscus Root Tears? Response. Am J Sports Med. 2018 07; 46(9):NP44-NP45. PMID: 30011253.
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    16. Faucett SC, Geisler BP, Chahla J, Krych AJ, Kurzweil PR, Garner AM, Liu S, LaPrade RF, Pietzsch JB. Meniscus Root Repair vs Meniscectomy or Nonoperative Management to Prevent Knee Osteoarthritis After Medial Meniscus Root Tears: Clinical and Economic Effectiveness. Am J Sports Med. 2019 03; 47(3):762-769. PMID: 29517925.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Tyler PD, Stone DJ, Geisler BP, McLennan S, Celi LA, Rush B. Racial and Geographic Disparities in Interhospital ICU Transfers. Crit Care Med. 2018 01; 46(1):e76-e80. PMID: 29068859.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Rush B, Tyler PD, Stone DJ, Geisler BP, Walley KR, Celi LA. Outcomes of Ventilated Patients With Sepsis Who Undergo Interhospital Transfer: A Nationwide Linked Analysis. Crit Care Med. 2018 01; 46(1):e81-e86. PMID: 29068858.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Geisler BP, Huygens SA, Reardon MJ, Van Mieghem N, Kappetein AP, Osnabrugge RLJ, Pietzsch JB. Cost-effectiveness and Projected Survival of Self-expanding Transcatheter versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement for High Risk Patients in a European Setting. A Dutch Analysis Based on the CoreValve High-Risk Trial. Structural Heart. 2017; 1(2). View Publication.
    20. Pietzsch JB, Geisler BP, Ikeno F. Cost-effectiveness of orbital atherectomy compared to rotational atherectomy in treating patients with severely calcified coronary artery lesions in Japan. Cardiovasc Interv Ther. 2018 Oct; 33(4):328-336. PMID: 28875395.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Feller-Kopman D, Liu S, Geisler BP, DeCamp MM, Pietzsch JB. Response to Lee et al. J Thorac Oncol. 2017 09; 12(9):e152-e153. PMID: 28838721.
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    22. Geisler BP, Ji YD, Peacock ZS. Value in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: A Systematic Review of Economic Analyses. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017 Nov; 75(11):2287-2303. PMID: 28602382.
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    23. Feller-Kopman D, Liu S, Geisler BP, DeCamp MM, Pietzsch JB. Cost-Effectiveness of a Bronchial Genomic Classifier for the Diagnostic Evaluation of Lung Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2017 08; 12(8):1223-1232. PMID: 28502850.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Katsanos K, Geisler BP, Garner AM, Zayed H, Cleveland T, Pietzsch JB. Economic analysis of endovascular drug-eluting treatments for femoropopliteal artery disease in the UK. BMJ Open. 2016 05 09; 6(5):e011245. PMID: 27160845.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Geisler BP. Cardiovascular Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet Are Driven by Stroke Reduction and Possibly by Decreased Atrial Fibrillation Incidence. Am J Med. 2016 Jan; 129(1):e11. PMID: 26703006.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Heffron SP, Alviar CL, Towe C, Geisler BP, Axel L, Galloway AC, Skolnick AH. Dyspnea and Chest Pain in a Young Woman Caused by a Giant Pericardial Lymphohemangioma: Diagnosis and Treatment. Can J Cardiol. 2016 10; 32(10):1260.e23-1260.e25. PMID: 26961665.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Pietzsch JB, Busca R, Geisler BP. Adoption Of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement In Germany: Utilization Patterns And Case Volumes Compared To Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement In The Period 2009-2013. Value Health. 2015 Nov; 18(7):A370. PMID: 26532093.
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    28. Busca R, Geisler BP, Pietzsch JB. Cost-Effectiveness of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Current Decision-Analytic Models and Future Opportunities. Value Health. 2015 Nov; 18(7):A359. PMID: 26532028.
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    29. Pietzsch JB, Geisler BP, Zeller T. Endovascular Interventions For Treatment Of Femoropopliteal Peripheral Artery Disease: Updated Budget Impact Analysis For Germany Based On Latest Clincal Evidence. Value Health. 2015 Nov; 18(7):A349. PMID: 26531975.
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    30. Geisler BP, Raad RA, Esaian D, Sharon E, Schwartz DR. Apical ballooning and cardiomyopathy in a melanoma patient treated with ipilimumab: a case of takotsubo-like syndrome. J Immunother Cancer. 2015; 3:4. PMID: 25705383.
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    31. Cohen JN, Coppock A, Gosh AK, Geisler BP. Do Insurers Compete on the Federal Health Insurance Exchange?. F1000 Research. 2015. View Publication.
    32. Neumann A, Mostardt S, Biermann J, Gelbrich G, Goehler A, Geisler BP, Siebert U, Störk S, Ertl G, Angerrmann CE, Wasem J. Cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of a structured collaborative disease management in the Interdisciplinary Network for Heart Failure (INH) study. Clin Res Cardiol. 2015 Apr; 104(4):304-9. PMID: 25403774.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Pietzsch JB, Geisler BP, Esler MD. Estimated Added Benefit Of Catheter-Based Renal Denervation For Moderate Treatment-Resistant Hypertension: Impact Of Age And Cardiovascular Risk Factors. Value Health. 2014 Nov; 17(7):A474. PMID: 27201367.
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    34. Geisler BP, Ghosh A. Gabapentin treatment for alcohol dependence. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jul; 174(7):1201. PMID: 25003889.
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    35. Pietzsch JB, Geisler BP, Garner AM, Zeller T, Jaff MR. Economic analysis of endovascular interventions for femoropopliteal arterial disease: a systematic review and budget impact model for the United States and Germany. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Oct 01; 84(4):546-54. PMID: 24782424.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Geisler BP, Egan BM, Cohen JT, Garner AM, Akehurst RL, Esler MD, Pietzsch JB. Cost-effectiveness and clinical effectiveness of catheter-based renal denervation for resistant hypertension. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Oct 02; 60(14):1271-7. PMID: 22981547.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Zonies D, Maier RV, Civil I, Eid A, Geisler BP, Guerrero A, Mock C. Trauma and burn education: a global survey. World J Surg. 2012 Mar; 36(3):548-55. PMID: 22270987.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Patterson D, Geisler BP, Morse A. Determining health-related quality of life and health state utility values of urinary incontinence in women. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2011 Nov; 17(6):305-7. PMID: 22453227.
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    39. Venkatesh AK, Geisler BP, Gibson Chambers JJ, Baugh CW, Bohan JS, Schuur JD. Use of observation care in US emergency departments, 2001 to 2008. PLoS One. 2011; 6(9):e24326. PMID: 21935398.
      Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Goehler A, Geisler BP, Manne JM, Jahn B, Conrads-Frank A, Schnell-Inderst P, Gazelle GS, Siebert U. Decision-analytic models to simulate health outcomes and costs in heart failure: a systematic review. Pharmacoeconomics. 2011 Sep; 29(9):753-69. PMID: 21557632.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. Geisler BP. Perspectives on "early dialogue" between a manufacturer and health technology assessment agencies. Value Health. 2011 Jun; 14(4):607. PMID: 21669386.
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    42. Geisler BP. Applications of Monte Carlo Method in Science and Engineering (ed. S Mordechai). Automating First- and Second-order Monte Carlo Simulations for Markov Models in TreeAge Pro. 2011; 917-30. View Publication.
    43. Geisler BP. Treating anemia in heart failure patients: a review of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents. Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2010 Aug; 10(8):1209-16. PMID: 20557272.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Geisler BP, Schuur JD, Pallin DJ. Estimates of electronic medical records in U.S. Emergency departments. PLoS One. 2010 Feb 17; 5(2):e9274. PMID: 20174660.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    45. Geisler BP, Widerberg KF, Berghöfer A, Willich SN. Leadership in health care: developing a post-merger strategy for Europe's largest university hospital. J Health Organ Manag. 2010; 24(3):258-76. PMID: 20698402.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. Geisler BP. Health state survey-derived utilities in cost-utility analysis--a call to action. Value Health. 2010 Mar-Apr; 13(2):159. PMID: 19912598.
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    47. Geisler BP, van Dam RM, Gazelle GS, Goehler A. Risk of bias in meta-analysis on erythropoietin-stimulating agents in heart failure. Heart. 2009 Aug; 95(15):1278-9; author reply 1279. PMID: 19605752.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. Geisler BP, Levin-Scherz JK. Additional factors that could improve cost-effectiveness of pharmacogenetic-guided dosing in warfarin therapy. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Jul 07; 151(1):71; author reply 71. PMID: 19581651.
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    49. Göhler A, Conrads-Frank A, Worrell SS, Geisler BP, Halpern EF, Dietz R, Anker SD, Gazelle GS, Siebert U. Decision-analytic evaluation of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of management programmes in chronic heart failure. Eur J Heart Fail. 2008 Oct; 10(10):1026-32. PMID: 18760666.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Geisler BP, Siebert U, Gazelle GS, Cohen DJ, Göhler A. Deterministic sensitivity analysis for first-order Monte Carlo simulations: a technical note. Value Health. 2009 Jan-Feb; 12(1):96-7. PMID: 18647259.
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    51. Göhler A, Geisler BP, Manne JM, Kosiborod M, Zhang Z, Weintraub WS, Spertus JA, Gazelle GS, Siebert U, Cohen DJ. Utility estimates for decision-analytic modeling in chronic heart failure--health states based on New York Heart Association classes and number of rehospitalizations. Value Health. 2009 Jan-Feb; 12(1):185-7. PMID: 18647251.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
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