Dr Benjamin Geisler

Adjunct Associate Professor, Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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 (MGH). 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 MGH 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 position since 2009 is Senior Consultant at Wing Tech Inc., 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.

Ben served as a co-editor of a leading peer-reviewed journal in health economics and outcomes research, 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.


Board certifcation, American Board of Internal Medicine 2015-25

Categorical residency in internal medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York NY (U.S.A.) 2012-15

Masters of Public Health, Harvard University, Cambridge MA (U.S.A.) 2008-9 (concentration: health policy and management)

Postgraduate research fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA (U.S.A.)

Medical Doctor, Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin (Germany), 1998-2006

Honours, awards and grants

2019 Elected Fellow at the American College of Physicians

2012 Official Runner-up for Parmley Prize American College of Cardiology Young investigator paper

2008-2009 Full Graduate Studies Scholarship German Academic Exchange Service: DAAD Scholar at Harvard School of Public Health; full graduate student scholarship

2005-2006 StehosGlobe Scholar at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School

2003 DAAD Scholar at World Health Organization

2002 Ferring Award Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden: Best obstetrics/gynecology paper

2002 Erasmus Scholarship European Union

1999 Benjamin Franklin Prize, 3rd place Freie Universt├Ąt Berlin Pre-medical student project

Key responsibilities

As a senior consultant I work mostly with industry, clinical experts, HTA agenices, and other stakeholders

I practice part-time as a acute care hospitalist/general physician/internist.

In previous projects, I have taught and mentored undergraduate students, medical students, registrars/residents, and fellow consultants/attendings. I regularly attend and speak at national and international meetings.

Teaching interests

I currently supervising two groups of students in the University of Adelaide's Research Placement for Medical Sciences for undergraduate students. I am participating on a panel for a higher degree research (HDR) candidate at the University of Adelaide/Flinders University in health economics.

In the past, I have tutored University of Adelaide medical students in health economics.

When I am on service at Massachusetts General Hospital, I sometimes work with medical residents (registrars), medical students, or physician assistant students.

Occasionally, I formally teach students or proctor exams (e.g., in objective structured clinical examination OSCEs) at Harvard Medical School.

I frequently speak to peers about topics relevant to them that I have expertise in, e.g. in continuous medical education settings.

Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Public health/health economics (1)
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