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profileScott Gordon Weiner, M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
InstitutionBrigham and Women's Hospital
DepartmentEmergency Medicine
AddressBrigham and Women's Hospital
Emergency Medicine
75 Francis St
Boston MA 02115
Fax617/264-6848
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TitleAssistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
InstitutionBrigham and Women's Hospital
DepartmentEmergency Medicine


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2015Emergency Physician of the Year
2014Academic Achievement Award
2011Vanguard Award

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Scott G. Weiner, MD, MPH, FAAEM, FACEP is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Attending Emergency Physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Health Policy Translation, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Weiner completed medical school at the University of California, Irvine. He completed his residency training at the Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and subsequently his MPH degree at the Harvard School of Public Health. He serves on the executive board of the Massachusetts College of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Weiner’s research focus is on identification of substance use disorder in the emergency department, particularly as it relates to prescription opioids. He has studied the effects of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) on prescribing behavior, in comparison to clinician gestalt, and in relation to opioid risk screening tools. His recent research evaluates opioid prescribing behavior from the ED. He is also interested in implementation of prescribing guidelines and technological innovations that improve the care of ED patients presenting with pain. Dr. Weiner has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed papers over a decade of clinical and research experience.


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Available: 07/24/17, Expires: 06/30/18

In this project, we will analyze opioid and benzodiazepine prescriptions from the Ohio PDMP, a database that contains all of the controlled substance prescriptions in the state. We have already used this database to describe how different specialties prescribe opioids and also determine the effect of prescribing guidelines on prescriptions, but there is much more work to be done. The study would be responsible for developing a study question and then querying the dataset and analyzing the data. Working knowledge of basic statistics as well as a statistical software package (SAS is preferable) is preferred.


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  1. Finkelman MD, Jamison RN, Kulich RJ, Butler SF, Jackson WC, Smits N, Weiner SG. Cross-validation of short forms of the Screener and Opioid Assessment for Patients with Pain-Revised (SOAPP-R). Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Sep 01; 178:94-100. PMID: 28645065.
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  2. Weiner SG, Baker O, Poon SJ, Rodgers AF, Garner C, Nelson LS, Schuur JD. The Effect of Opioid Prescribing Guidelines on Prescriptions by Emergency Physicians in Ohio. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 May 20. PMID: 28549620.
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  3. Weiner SG, Malek SK, Price CN. The Opioid Crisis and Its Consequences. Transplantation. 2017 Apr; 101(4):678-681. PMID: 28323774.
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  4. Weiner SG, Baker O, Rodgers AF, Garner C, Nelson LS, Kreiner PW, Schuur JD. Opioid Prescriptions by Specialty in Ohio, 2010-2014. Pain Med. 2017 Mar 06. PMID: 28339965.
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  5. Weiner SG, Joyce AR, Thomson HN. The prevalence of nasal obstruction as a consideration in the treatment of opioid overdose. J Opioid Manag. 2017 Mar/Apr; 13(2):69-76. PMID: 28829521.
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  6. Weiner SG, Mitchell PM, Temin ES, Langlois BK, Dyer KS. Use of Intranasal Naloxone by Basic Life Support Providers. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2017 May-Jun; 21(3):322-326. PMID: 28166446.
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  7. Jacquet GA, Weiner SG, Tupesis JP. Comments on "Emergency Medicine Resident Rotations Abroad: Current Status and Next Steps". West J Emerg Med. 2017 Feb; 18(2):222. PMID: 28210355.
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  8. Finkelman MD, Kulich RJ, Butler SF, Jackson WC, Friedman FD, Smits N, Weiner SG. An investigation of completion times on the Screener and Opioid Assessment for Patients with Pain - revised (SOAPP-R). J Pain Res. 2016; 9:1163-1171. PMID: 27980436.
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  9. Khidir H, Weiner SG. A Call for Better Opioid Prescribing Training and Education. West J Emerg Med. 2016 Nov; 17(6):686-689. PMID: 27833673.
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  10. Weiner SG, Raja AS, Bittner JC, Curtis KM, Weimersheimer P, Hasegawa K, Espinola JA, Camargo CA. Opioid-related Policies in New England Emergency Departments. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Sep; 23(9):1086-90. PMID: 27098615.
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  11. Poon SJ, Nelson LS, Hoppe JA, Perrone J, Sande MK, Yealy DM, Beeson MS, Todd KH, Motov SM, Weiner SG. Consensus-Based Recommendations for an Emergency Medicine Pain Management Curriculum. J Emerg Med. 2016 Aug; 51(2):147-54. PMID: 27369855.
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  12. Goss FR, Zhou L, Weiner SG. Incidence of speech recognition errors in the emergency department. Int J Med Inform. 2016 Sep; 93:70-3. PMID: 27435949.
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  13. Manasco AT, Griggs C, Leeds R, Langlois BK, Breaud AH, Mitchell PM, Weiner SG. Characteristics of state prescription drug monitoring programs: a state-by-state survey. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2016 Jul; 25(7):847-51. PMID: 27061342.
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  14. Poon SJ, Greenwood-Ericksen MB, Gish RE, Neri PM, Takhar SS, Weiner SG, Schuur JD, Landman AB. Usability of the Massachusetts Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in the Emergency Department: A Mixed-methods Study. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Apr; 23(4):406-14. PMID: 26806310.
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  15. Weiner SG, Horton LC, Green TC, Butler SF. A comparison of an opioid abuse screening tool and prescription drug monitoring data in the emergency department. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Feb 01; 159:152-7. PMID: 26743334.
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  16. Greenwood-Ericksen MB, Poon SJ, Nelson LS, Weiner SG, Schuur JD. Best Practices for Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs in the Emergency Department Setting: Results of an Expert Panel. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Jun; 67(6):755-764.e4. PMID: 26619757.
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  17. Hoppe JA, Nelson LS, Perrone J, Weiner SG. Opioid Prescribing in a Cross Section of US Emergency Departments. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Sep; 66(3):253-259.e1. PMID: 25952503; PMCID: PMC4550521.
  18. Weiner SG, Yannopoulos PF, Lu C. Chronic Pain Patients' Impressions of an Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing Guideline Poster. Pain Med. 2015 Sep; 16(9):1759-63. PMID: 25929837.
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  19. Haffajee RL, Jena AB, Weiner SG. Mandatory use of prescription drug monitoring programs. JAMA. 2015 Mar 03; 313(9):891-2. PMID: 25622279; PMCID: PMC4465450.
  20. Devarajan K, Voigt S, Shroff S, Weiner SG, Wein RO. Diagnosing Fish Bone and Chicken Bone Impactions in the Emergency Department Setting: Measuring the System Utility of the Plain Film Screen. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2015 Aug; 124(8):614-21. PMID: 25720315.
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  21. Kue RC, Temin ES, Weiner SG, Gates J, Coleman MH, Fisher J, Dyer S. Tourniquet Use in a Civilian Emergency Medical Services Setting: A Descriptive Analysis of the Boston EMS Experience. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2015 Jul-Sep; 19(3):399-404. PMID: 25665102.
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  22. Weiner SG, Griggs CA, Langlois BK, Mitchell PM, Nelson KP, Friedman FD, Feldman JA. Characteristics of emergency department "doctor shoppers". J Emerg Med. 2015 Apr; 48(4):424-31.e1. PMID: 25638051.
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  23. Griggs CA, Weiner SG, Feldman JA. Prescription drug monitoring programs: examining limitations and future approaches. West J Emerg Med. 2015 Jan; 16(1):67-70. PMID: 25671011; PMCID: PMC4307729.
  24. Weiner SG, Horton LC, Green TC, Butler SF. Feasibility of tablet computer screening for opioid abuse in the emergency department. West J Emerg Med. 2015 Jan; 16(1):18-23. PMID: 25671003; PMCID: PMC4307713.
  25. Weiner SG, Griggs CA, Feldman JA. In reply. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Apr; 63(4):500-1. PMID: 24655456.
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  26. Hansoti B, Weiner SG, Martin IB, Dunlop S, Hayward AS, Tupesis JP, Becker TK, Douglass K. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine's Global Emergency Medicine Academy: global health elective code of conduct. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Dec; 20(12):1319-20. PMID: 24341588.
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  27. Runyon MS, Sawe HR, Levine AC, Pousson A, House DR, Agrawal P, Osei-Ampofo M, Weiner SG, Douglass K. Clinical and translational research in global health and emergency care: a research agenda. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Dec; 20(12):1272-7. PMID: 24341582.
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  28. Weiner SG, Smulowitz PB. Preventable acute care spending for medicare patients. JAMA. 2013 Nov 13; 310(18):1984-5. PMID: 24219955.
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  29. Youssef NA, Gordon AJ, Moon TH, Patel BD, Shah SJ, Casey EM, McGowan AJ, Weiner SG. Emergency department patient knowledge, opinions, and risk tolerance regarding computed tomography scan radiation. J Emerg Med. 2014 Feb; 46(2):208-14. PMID: 24063878.
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  30. Donofrio JC, Weiner SG. Female patient self-diagnosis compared with emergency physician diagnosis of urinary tract infection. J Emerg Med. 2013 Dec; 45(6):969-73. PMID: 24063877.
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  31. Weiner SG, Totten VY, Jacquet GA, Douglass K, Birnbaumer DM, Promes SB, Martin IB. Effective teaching and feedback skills for international emergency medicine "train the trainers" programs. J Emerg Med. 2013 Nov; 45(5):718-25. PMID: 23942154.
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  32. Weiner SG, Griggs CA, Mitchell PM, Langlois BK, Friedman FD, Moore RL, Lin SC, Nelson KP, Feldman JA. Clinician impression versus prescription drug monitoring program criteria in the assessment of drug-seeking behavior in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Oct; 62(4):281-9. PMID: 23849618.
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  33. Weiner SG, Perrone J, Nelson LS. Centering the pendulum: the evolution of emergency medicine opioid prescribing guidelines. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Sep; 62(3):241-3. PMID: 23541629.
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  34. Weiner SG. Advertising emergency department wait times. West J Emerg Med. 2013 Mar; 14(2):77-8. PMID: 23599836; PMCID: PMC3628484.
  35. Weiner SG, Sarff AR, Esener DE, Shroff SD, Budhram GR, Switkowski KM, Mostofi MB, Barus RW, Coute RA, Darvish AH. Single-operator ultrasound-guided intravenous line placement by emergency nurses reduces the need for physician intervention in patients with difficult-to-establish intravenous access. J Emerg Med. 2013 Mar; 44(3):653-60. PMID: 23103067.
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  36. Weiner SG, Ruffing RP, Barnewolt BA. A comparison of resource utilization between emergency physicians and pediatric emergency physicians. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Sep; 28(9):869-72. PMID: 22929133.
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  37. Hoffmann U, Truong QA, Schoenfeld DA, Chou ET, Woodard PK, Nagurney JT, Pope JH, Hauser TH, White CS, Weiner SG, Kalanjian S, Mullins ME, Mikati I, Peacock WF, Zakroysky P, Hayden D, Goehler A, Lee H, Gazelle GS, Wiviott SD, Fleg JL, Udelson JE. Coronary CT angiography versus standard evaluation in acute chest pain. N Engl J Med. 2012 Jul 26; 367(4):299-308. PMID: 22830462; PMCID: PMC3662217.
  38. Reich B, Zalut T, Weiner SG. An international evaluation of ultrasound vs. computed tomography in the diagnosis of appendicitis. Int J Emerg Med. 2011 Oct 29; 4:68. PMID: 22035447; PMCID: PMC3215954.
  39. Smulowitz PB, Lipton R, Wharam JF, Adelman L, Weiner SG, Burke L, Baugh CW, Schuur JD, Liu SW, McGrath ME, Liu B, Sayah A, Burke MC, Pope JH, Landon BE. Emergency department utilization after the implementation of Massachusetts health reform. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Sep; 58(3):225-234.e1. PMID: 21570157.
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  40. Weiner SG, Kapadia T, Fayanju O, Goetz JD. Socioeconomic disparities in the knowledge of basic life support techniques. Resuscitation. 2010 Dec; 81(12):1652-6. PMID: 20800334.
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  41. Mostofi MB, Darvish AH, Weiner SG. Superior labial artery aneurysm after mouth laceration. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Mar; 17(3):342-3. PMID: 20148768.
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  42. Kelly SP, Weiner SG, Anderson PD, Irish J, Ciottone G, Pini R, Grifoni S, Rosen P, Ban KM. Learner perception of oral and written examinations in an international medical training program. Int J Emerg Med. 2010 Feb 05; 3(1):21-6. PMID: 20414377; PMCID: PMC2850976.
  43. Weiner SG, Wu JT, Bhatti P, Goetz JD. Mode of arrival does not predict myocardial infarction in patients who present to the ED with chest pain. Int J Emerg Med. 2009 Nov 20; 2(4):241-5. PMID: 20436894; PMCID: PMC2840587.
  44. Stephen JM, Weiner SG. Reflecting on pain control. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Dec; 16(12):1386-7; author reply 1388. PMID: 19895630.
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  45. Weiner SG. Intragastric balloon. J Emerg Med. 2011 Nov; 41(5):e113-4. PMID: 19782498.
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  46. Weiner SG, Sanchez LD, Rosen P, Lanigra M, Bellesi R, Caneschi A, Galli L, Ban KM. A qualification course in an international emergency medicine intervention. J Emerg Med. 2010 Aug; 39(2):234-9. PMID: 19703741.
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  47. Weiner SG, Brown SF, Goetz JD, Webber CA. Weekly E-mail reminders influence emergency physician behavior: a case study using the Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Pneumonia Guidelines. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Jul; 16(7):626-31. PMID: 19538501.
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  48. Weiner SG, Kelly SP, Rosen P, Ban KM. The Eight Cs: a guide to success in an international emergency medicine educational collaboration. Acad Emerg Med. 2008 Jul; 15(7):678-82. PMID: 19086325.
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  49. Ginde AA, Weiner SG, Pallin DJ, Camargo CA. Multicenter study of limited health literacy in emergency department patients. Acad Emerg Med. 2008 Jun; 15(6):577-80. PMID: 18616448.
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  50. Weiner SG, Anderson PD, Sanchez LD, Pini R, Berni G, Gensini GF, Rosen P, Ban KM. Evaluation of an international emergency medicine intervention in Tuscany. Eur J Emerg Med. 2008 Apr; 15(2):75-9. PMID: 18446068.
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  51. Mendez II, Weiner SG, She YM, Yeager M, Coombs KM. Conformational changes accompany activation of reovirus RNA-dependent RNA transcription. J Struct Biol. 2008 May; 162(2):277-89. PMID: 18321727; PMCID: PMC2819412.
  52. Weiner SG. Changing dispensers may prevent intoxication from isopropanol and ethyl alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Oct; 50(4):486. PMID: 17881325.
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  53. Ban KM, Pini R, Sanchez LD, Weiner SG, Anderson PD, Grifoni S, Ciottone GR, Edlow JA, Kelly SP, Galli L, Freitas R, Rosen P, Berni GC, Wolfe RE, Gensini G. The Tuscan Emergency Medicine Initiative. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Dec; 50(6):726-32. PMID: 17766008.
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  54. Weiner SG, Normandin PA. Sydenham chorea: a case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Jan; 23(1):20-4. PMID: 17228216.
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  55. Weiner SG, Grossman SA. Cardiac markers in the low-risk chest pain patient. Intern Emerg Med. 2006; 1(3):223-8. PMID: 17120472.
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  56. Weiner SG, Ban KM, Sanchez LD, Tarasco T, Grifoni S, Berni G, Gensini GF. A comparison between the efficacy of lectures given by emergency and non-emergency physicians in an international emergency medicine educational intervention. Intern Emerg Med. 2006; 1(1):67-71. PMID: 16941817.
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  57. Weiner SG, Burstein JL. Nonspecific tests for pulmonary embolism. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2001 Nov; 19(4):943-55. PMID: 11762281.
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  58. Yeager M, Wilson-Kubalek EM, Weiner SG, Brown PO, Rein A. Supramolecular organization of immature and mature murine leukemia virus revealed by electron cryo-microscopy: implications for retroviral assembly mechanisms. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 Jun 23; 95(13):7299-304. PMID: 9636143; PMCID: PMC22596.
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