Kiersten Gurley , MD

About Dr. Gurley

Kiersten L Gurley MD is the Assistant QI Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Gurley works as an attending physician at BIDMC at Mt Auburn Hospital in Cambridge and at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport.  Dr. Gurley is a magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University and received her MD Tufts University School of Medicine, where she was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha.  Dr. Gurley completed residency at Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at BIDMC where she served as chief resident and was awarded both the MACEP and HAEMR/BIDMC Graduating senior resident of the year awards as well as the HAEMR/BIDMC junior and senior resident research awards.  She is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.  A developing scholar, teacher, clinician, administrator, Dr. Gurley has lectured national and internationally on topics related to quality improvement, diagnostic error, medical malpractice and patient safety.  Dr. Gurley has published and has interest and expertise on the topic of neurologic emergencies with a focus on the posterior fossae and misdiagnoses in particular and has contributed to textbooks and review articles in this milieu.


Board Certification

American Board of Emergency Medicine

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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