Shane Kappler, MD

Board Certified Emergency Physician
Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Director of Disaster Preparedness at Cambridge Health Alliance.

Dr. Shane Kappler is a board certified Emergency Physician and Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He works clinically at Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Affiliated Hospital where he additionally serves as the Director of Disaster Preparedness. He also is faculty at Georgetown University School of Medicine where he teaches a graduate level course on Medical Preparedness, Response, and Capacity to bioterrorism threats.

Dr. Kappler completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the Georgetown University Hospital and Washington Hospital Center Emergency Medicine Residency program, serving as Chief Resident during his final year.

Dr. Kappler has lectured nationally on topics of bioterrorism, preparedness and disaster medicine. He has served as a Department of Homeland Security Scholar, and has had disaster medicine training research presented nationally. He has consulted for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center and lectured to FEMA on topics related to biological Pandemics. He additionally serves as a medical manager for FEMA’s USAR Massachusetts Task Force 1. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame, his Medical Doctorate from Georgetown University School of Medicine and his Master of Science degree in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases from Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.