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Emergency Medicine Physician, St. Luke’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Matt Bivens, MD, is the medical director for EMS companies in southern Massachusetts and is also the chair of the emergency preparedness and disaster response committee of the Southcoast Hospitals Group. Thru the BIDMC he holds an academic appointment at Harvard as Instructor in Clinical Medicine.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Bivens worked as a journalist, including 9 years in Russia, where he was a correspondent for the Associated Press and the Los Angeles Times, and then helped set up and run local newspapers in Russia. His journalism has been published in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street JournalHarper’s, The Nation, and other national and international media.