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Joshua Nagler, MD
Associate Chief of Emergency Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Joshua Nagler is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician in the Emergency Department at Boston Children's Hospital.  He completed medical school at Cornell University Medical College, and pediatric residency and chief residency, as well as his pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.   As a faculty member, he focused my academic career on medical education, with clinical interest and scholarship related to pediatric resuscitation and airway management. 

With regard to medical education, Dr. Nagler earned a Master in Science degree in Health Professions Education through the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions.  His educational leadership positions have included time as Associate Clerkship Director for the Harvard Medical School Core Clerkship in Pediatrics, and the Director of Medical Student Electives at Boston Children’s Hospital. For the last several years, he has served as the Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship and the Director of Medical Education for the Division of Emergency Medicine.  He has served as an invited faculty member for educational endeavors across the Harvard Medical School affiliated teaching hospitals and have been acknowledge with more than 10 teaching awards from medical students, residents, and fellows.

Dr. Nagler’s other academic focus has been on teaching pediatric resuscitation, and in particular emergency airway management in children.  Dr. Nagler’s scholarship in this area has included numerous textbook chapters and review articles, as well as original research on the topic. He is most interested in using technology and innovative pedagogic approaches to improve physicians’ success with advanced airway procedure skills in children. He is also an instructor in a national Difficult Airway Course for Emergency Medicine, and teach internationally on the topic.