Harry Selker, MD, MSPH

Harry Selker, MD, MSPH

Professor of Medicine



BS, Biology, Reed College
MSPH, Health Services Research, University of California, Los Angeles
MD, Brown University



Campus: Boston
Office: 35 Kneeland, 11th Floor

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-5009
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Graduate Programs

Clinical & Translational Science


Research Synopsis

The largest portion of my research is on the factors influencing emergency cardiac care and its outcomes, and how it can be improved in actual practice. This work has included the development of clinical predictive instruments as decision aids for emergency physician clinical decision-making. Having been tested in large multicenter clinical effectiveness trials, these instruments are now incorporated into conventional computerized electrocardiographs. In related work, our group also evaluates and develops computer-based mathematical models for predicting other medical outcomes, and also uses these predictive models for retrospective evaluation of clinical care beyond the real-time clinical use. Our group also does research in community settings that test new approaches to the care of cardiac patients, including the use of metabolic support of the myocardium during heart attack.


Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development