Ritu Sarin, MD

Associate Director and Director of Education, BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine
Emergency Medicine Attending, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Plymouth
Instructor in Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Years as a fellow: 2013-2014
Special Interest: Disaster Medicine Education, Research
Fellowship Completed: BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine / Emergency Management
Current Residence: Boston Massachusetts

Brief Biography:

Dr. Ritu Sarin is an instructor in Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Education for the Disaster Medicine Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. She is also the Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Plymouth. She completed the BIDMC Fellowship in Disaster Medicine in 2014 and the European Masters in Disaster Medicine at the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels, Belgium in 2015.

Dr. Sarin is the co-Chair of the SAEM Disaster Medicine Interest group, serves on the American College of Emergency Physicians Disaster Medicine Education subcommittee, and the Vice-Chair of the Massachusetts Medical Society Committee on Preparedness. As a disaster medicine fellow, she was involved in evaluating the medical response in the Federal Capstone Exercise 2014: Alaska Shield, a federal disaster drill, and worked as a section editor and author on the new edition of Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine. Her current projects include conducting an analysis of the changing effects of winter storms on public health in the Northeastern US and studying the status of disaster medicine education in the US and internationally.

Dr. Sarin worked through the blackouts in New York after Hurricane Sandy at the only hospital in Manhattan open south of 57th street. She has presented analysis of this experience at Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine conferences in the United States, France and Israel. She has also lectured on and presented various research studies in disaster medicine at US and international conferences, including experiences related to the recent BIDMC deployment to Nepal in April 2015.

Dr. Sarin completed her undergraduate study in Biological Sciences with a minor in Studio Art at Stanford University, attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University’s Chicago Medical School, and completed Emergency Medicine residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. During her residency she was selected as Chief Resident.