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SELECT ACHIEVEMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS
! Attending physician in emergency medicine at a high-volume community hospital in
southern Massachusetts, and at a Harvard-affiliated academic center in Boston
! Instructor in Clinical Medicine, Harvard University
! Medical director for six EMS companies that run more than 20,000 911 calls annually
! Graduate of the Beth Israel Deaconess Harvard-affiliated emergency medicine residency
! Scholarly work published in Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, the Journal of
Emergency Medicine, Circulation, Resuscitation and Critical Care Medicine, among others.
! Paramedic with experience running 911-response units at America’s 9th
busiest rescue squad
! Former newspaper editor, Moscow correspondent and Chechnya war correspondent
! Executive experience managing multi-million-dollar budgets for journalistic operations
! Writer published in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal,
Harper’s, The Nation, and other national and international media
! Strong managerial experience earned in newsrooms, EMS operations and health care teams
! Private pilot licensed to fly single-engine aircraft
Attending Physician, St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford MA (July 2012-present)
• Emergency Department physician at one of the state’s busiest community hospitals
o One of 3 administrators who assist the ED chair in managing operations
o Conceived, built and maintain the St. Luke’s ED Wiki, a web-based repository of
policies and information (www.stlukes-ed.wikidot.com)
o Frequent lectures to hospital RNs at monthly meetings
o Member of ED QA committee, which each month reviews referred cases
o Wrote hospital policy on ED response to low-acuity MCIs
o Updated policies on Code Blues in non-clinical areas covered by ED staff
" Obtained EMS stretcher, jump bag for organized responses
o Helped write hospital policy on anticoagulation reversal
• EMS Medical Director
o Provide oversight for six local EMS companies who collectively run more than
20,000 calls annually
o Established cutting-edge QA system to review calls, where data and discussion
exchanged by encrypted web pages
o Conceived, designed and obtained state approval for special project (launched in
February 2016) allowing local paramedics to use tranexamic acid in trauma
" Designed in consultation with Rhode Island Hospital trauma services
" Attracted favorable local print and TV coverage
o Conceived and helped build system for Southcoast hospitals to receive EMS
EKGs from the field, to expedite opening of cath lab
" Involved brokering purchase by Southcoast for New Bedford EMS of 6
new Zoll monitors for about $150,000
" Program unveiled at press conference in April 2016 attended by Mayor of
New Bedford, CEO of Southcoast, and director of New Bedford EMS,
with local print and TV coverage
o Annual lecture to ED physicians about medical control responsibilities
o Host quarterly meetings with local EMS chiefs to discuss issues
o Organize 10 physician-presented education events annually for paramedics
" Present Grand Rounds twice a year to review QA findings
" Lectures by me on toxicology, on LVADs & pacemakers, on O2 overuse,
on EKGs in syncope, on neurological emergencies, and other topics
• Physician Chair, Southcoast Hospitals Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Committee
o Led development of hospital policy on managing suspected Ebola patients (2015)
" Directed the rebuilding of a hospital ward into an isolation ward
" Wrote a protective equipment policy, arranged hospital-wide training
" Negotiated transfer arrangements with tertiary care hospitals
o Organized and ran major “dirty bomb” disaster drill March 2014
" Involved 100 moulaged volunteer-victims, five fire / EMS companies,
and dozens of ED and St. Luke’s hospital staff
Attending Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA (July 2013-present)
• Hold academic position at Harvard Medical School as Instructor in Clinical Medicine
• Lectures at didactic days for residents
• Lead author of research paper about associations between age and cardiac arrest
outcomes, published in Resuscitation June 2015.
Resident Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA (June 2009-June 2012)
Graduated the Harvard-affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess
• Active in post-arrest research with Critical Care Group headed by Dr. Michael Donnino
• Member of the BIDMC Code Committee, which reviewed in-hospital cardiac arrests
• Managed ED discharge instructions portal (2010-2012)
o Built evidence-based tool allowing single-click selection of prescriptions
o Wrote and/or edited and published standard discharge instructions for the ED
Select Resident Publications
• Research paper on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), Critical Care Medicine
• Research paper on Boston and Detroit experiences with OHCA for Circulation
• Book chapter “Cardiac Testing,” in Rosen’s 5-Minute Emergency Consult
• Review of heart valve disasters for Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
• Lead author on three case reports submitted to the Journal of Emergency Medicine
• Lead author on research paper regarding age associations with outcomes in OHCA,
submitted to Academic Emergency Medicine
Select Resident Lectures
Two dozen lectures given to EMS paramedics at Fallon, Cataldo and Armstrong companies
• Topics have included toxicology, neurological emergencies, cardiac arrest and syncope
• EMS pharmacology lecture for Cataldo was filmed and is shown across the state
• Lecture on airway management presented to all BIDMC interns taking ACLS
• Lectures to emergency residents on:
o managing headache, pain and nausea in the ED
o hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and sudden cardiac death
o cardiac arrest science
o disaster medicine as it relates to energy production systems
o traumatic head bleeds
Attending Physician, North Shore Medical Center, Salem, MA (September 2012-July 2013)
• Emergency Department attending physician at two community hospitals in
Massachusetts, Salem Hospital and Union Hospital.
• Worked frequent single-coverage overnight shifts
• Wrote hospital policy on emergent reversal of anti-coagulation
Attending Physician, Mayo Clinic emergency departments in Minnesota (Feb. 2013-May 2014)
• Emergency Department attending physician at two Mayo Clinic-affiliated community
hospitals in rural Minnesota, Mayo Clinic Austin and Mayo Clinic Albert Lea
• Worked frequent single-coverage overnight shifts
Paramedic (May 2003-May 2009)
Officer-in-charge (OIC) of a 911-response medic unit at the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad,
one of the busiest rescue squads in the United States
• Organized and ran weekly didactics and simulations for new EMTs and paramedics
• Precepted junior paramedics during their field training
Writer, The Nation magazine (July 2001-May 2004)
Reporter on politics, energy and the environment for America’s largest political weekly
• In wake of Sept. 11, dispatched on reporting tour of Russia, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan
Editor, The Moscow Times (July 1996-May 2004)
Editor-in-chief, and later D.C.-based columnist, of a 32-page English-language daily in Moscow.
• The newspaper gave rise to the largest publishing house in Russia, Independent Media,
parent company of the leading Russian business daily Vedomosti and Russian-language
versions of Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, National Geographic, and other magazines.
• Managed annual budget of more than $4 million, and staff of 70 people.
• Founding editor of a sister publication, The St. Petersburg Times, in Russia’s second city.
• Trained first editors of Vedomosti, today Russia’s leading business publication, a Wall
Street Journal-Financial Times-Moscow Times partnership.
Reporter, Los Angeles Times (January 1993 – July 1996)
Moscow-based contract reporter for one of America’s leading newspapers.
• Covered the war in Chechnya.
• Broke the story of a 1961 nuclear submarine accident, which Hollywood adapted into a
Harrison Ford movie, “K-19: the Widowmaker.”
Reporter, The Associated Press (January 1990 – July 1996)
Worked as newsman in Raleigh, N.C., London, U.K., and then St. Petersburg, Russia, for
America’s leading wire service.
Doctor of Medicine (August 2005 - May 2009)
M.D. from George Washington University’s School of Medicine
• Minored in global health (included coursework and work abroad)
• Co-Chair, Emergency Medicine Interest Group
o Organized well-attended bi-annual clinical skills events, where medical students
would often first practice suturing, interpreting radiology, and applying splints
• In Costa Rica, shadowed paramedics and primary care doctors (summer 2006)
• Performed clinical rotation in neurology in Vienna, Austria (February 2009)
• Studied Space Medicine at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas (summer 2008)
o Prepared presentation for NASA on options for managing a stroke with
resources available on the International Space Station
• Assisted in one-day medical training simulation for U.S. military planning foreign
• Subsidized medical education with part-time work in EMS and as MCAT prep lecturer
• Worked part-time as 911-response paramedic throughout medical school
Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Studies (May 2004 - May 2005)
One-year immersion course in the sciences at Goucher College, Md.
Paramedic training (January 2002 - May 2004)
Didactics and fieldwork at the Public Service Training Academy in Rockville, Md.
• Two-year course included hundreds of hours of hospital and ambulance rotations, as
well as cadaver lab intubations and procedure simulations
Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors (August 1986 - May 1990)
B.A. in political science, with minor in Russian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
AWARDS & HONORS
Max Kade Fellowship (February 2009)
Competitive scholarship funding neurology rotation at the General Hospital in Vienna, Austria.
American Medical Association “Physicians of Tomorrow” Scholarship (May 2008)
A $10,000 award to encourage pursuit of medical journalism.
Dean’s Distinguished Scholarship, George Washington University (May 2006)
A $2,500 award used to study medical Spanish in Costa Rica.
NASA Space Medicine Clerkship (April 2009)
Accepted to competitive program at Johnson Space Center in Houston to study space medicine
American Medical Student Association European Health Care Study Tour (November 2006)
One of 12 medical students chosen nationally for travel to England, Ireland and Germany to
study European health care systems.
Richard D. Thompson Award for EMS Excellence (May 2002)
A county-wide award in recognition of graduating at the top of the EMT class.
Pi Sigma Alpha (April 1990)
National Political Science Honor Society Member
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
1. Donnino M, Miller J, Bivens M, Cocchi M, Salciccioli J, Farris S, Gautam S, Cutlip D,
Howell M. “A Pilot Study Examing the Severity and Outcome of the Post-Cardiac Arrest
Syndrome: A Comparative Analysis of Two Geographically Distinct Hospitals.”
Circulation. August 2012;126:1478-1483
2. Hunziker S, Bivens M, Cocchi M, Miller J, Carney E, SalciccioliJ, Joyce N, Zimetbaum P,
Howell M and Donnino M. “International Validation of the Out-of-Hospital Cardiac
Arrest Score.” Critical Care Medicine. July 2011. 39; 7: 1670-1674
3. Grossman S., Chen R, Bivens M. “Valvular Disasters.” Emergency Medicine Clinics of
North America. November 2011;29 (4):801-10
4. Grossman S, Bivens M. “Cardiac Testing.” In: Rosen & Barkin’s 5-Minute Emergency
Medicine Consult. 4th
5. Bivens M, Jesus J, Tibbles C, Hegedus A, “Acute Painless Vision Loss in a Young
Person.” Journal of Emergency Medicine. In press.
6. Bivens M, Boegle A, Jesus J, Camacho M, Madsen B. “Headache, Hand Clumsiness and
‘Involuntary Serial Sevens’ in a Young Person.” Submitted to Journal of Emergency
7. Bivens M, Horenstein J, Gupta A, Lee K, Rosen C, Madsen B. “Left-sided Haziness on a
Trauma Patient’s Chest X-ray.” Submitted to the Journal of Emergency Medicine.
8. Anderson L, Bivens M, Giberson T, Giberson B, Mottley L, Gautam S, Salcicolli J,
Cocchi M, McNally B, and Donnino M. “The relationship between age and
outcome in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients.” Resuscitation, June 2015.
Selected Posters / Abstracts
1. Giberson B, Salciccioli J, Giberson T, Bivens M, Gautam S, Cristia C, Cocchi M, Donnino
M. “Age as a Predictor of Mortality in Post-cardiac Arrest.” SAEM 2012 Award Semi-
Finalist for Best Basic Science Abstract, to be presented at 2012 SAEM Annual Meeting in
Chicago in May 2012.
2. Giberson G, Salciccioli J, Cocchi M, Giberson T, Bivens M, Gautam S, Donnino M. “Age
Alone Is Not a Predictor of Outcome in Post Cardiac Arrest.” Abstract presented at the
American Heart Association Scientific Session in Orlando, Florida, November 12-16,
2011, and subsequently published in Circulation, 124:A168.
3. Bivens M and Madsen B. “A Puzzling, Painful Rash: Sweet’s syndrome, a.k.a. Acute
Febrile Neutrophilic Dermatosis.” Case report and medical imaging accepted for
presentation to the AAEM Photo Competition at the AAEM Scientific Assembly,
February 8 –10, 2012
4. Roberts J and Bivens M. “A Terrible-Looking Chest X-ray: Pneumocystis Pneumonia
Secondary to HIV/AIDS.” Case report and medical imaging accepted for presentation to
the AAEM Photo Competition at the AAEM Scientific Assembly, February 8 –10, 2012
5. Donnino M, Cocchi M, Carney E, Lamb J, Salciccioli J, Bivens M. “Post-Cardiac Arrest
Therapeutic Hypothermia Is Not Associated with Increased Bleeding in Coagulopathic
Patients.” Poster presented at regional SAEM, April 14, 2010, Shrewsbury MA.
6. Bivens M. (2009, April 1). “Brain Attack in Space: Epidemiology, Management and
Likely Outcomes of a Stroke in Manned Space Flight.” Poster at George Washington
University’s Research Day, based on work with NASA at Johnson Space Center.
Selected Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications
Bivens M. (2009, October 4). “Cure Millions of Leprosy, or Just Give Hank Paulson a Tax
Break?” The Huffington Post
Bivens M. (2002, March 28). “Fighting for America's Energy Independence”. The Nation
Bivens M. (2001, October 30). “Uzbekistan's Human Rights Problem”. The Nation
Bivens M. (2003, September 10). “Two-Bullet Roulette”. The Nation
Bivens M. (1999, August 19). “The IMF Bails Out Russia's Corrupt Politicians”. The Wall Street
Bivens M. (1995, March 26). “In Grozny, Death Lingers Amid Rubble. Chechnya: Scattered
ordnance and disease haunt breakaway republic's capital city”. Los Angeles Times
Bivens M. (2005, March 3). “You Can't Check It Out, Dad”. The Washington Post
Bivens M. (2003, July 20). “What a Waste of Energy”. The Washington Post
Bivens M. (1995, April 27). “Russian Miners, Like So Many Canaries, Risk Their Lives for Coal”.
Los Angeles Times
Bivens M. (1995, June 6). “A Family Torn by War Is United -- 45 Years Later. Imprisoned first
by Nazis, then by Stalinists, Nina Duplakina survived decades of suffering to see her lost
children at last”. Los Angeles Times
Bivens M. (1995, March 19). “Russian Troops Are Selling Guns to Chechen Rebels. Warfare:
Greed, not ideology, is apparently behind practice. It could well prolong the conflict in the
breakaway region”. Los Angeles Times
Bivens M. (1995, February 28). “Russian POW Is ‘Adopted’ by His Captors in Chechnya.
Wounded in Grozny assault, Sergei Sofronov, 19, is nursed back to health and taken into home.
But he is not free to leave”. Los Angeles Times
Bivens M. (1995, February 19). “Atrocities in Chechnya Breed Despair, Anger”. Los Angeles
Bivens M. (1995, February 18). “From Hideout, Top Chechen Vows Rebel Raids on Russia”. Los
Bivens M. (1995, February 13). “Russian Mothers Comb Chechnya for Sons. Warfare: A lucky
few find the soldiers. For others, it's waiting, heartbreak”. Los Angeles Times
Bivens M. (1994, January 27). “New Facts Point Up Horror of Nazi Siege of Leningrad. Warfare:
The 900-day blockade was lifted 50 years ago today. Archival materials confirm cannibalism”.
Los Angeles Times
Bivens M. (1994, January 3). “Horror of Soviet Nuclear Sub's '61 Tragedy Told”. Los Angeles
Bivens M. (2001, November 16). “The Afghan Humanitarian Crisis”. The Nation
Bivens M. (2003, September 25). “Putin's War”. The Nation
! Father of 2
! Fluent in Russian
! Blue belt in aikido
! Private pilot licensed to fly single-engine airplanes
References available upon request