Brian Cummings
Brian Cummings, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, HMS
Faculty Member of the Center for Bioethics

Brian M. Cummings, MD, is a pediatric intensivist, as well medical director and vice chair for the Department of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the executive director for the Clinical Process Improvement Leadership Program (CPIP) at Mass General Brigham. He received his undergraduate degree with honors at Boston College with a senior thesis on physician assisted suicide. He received his medical degree from University of Connecticut and completed his residency and fellowship training at MGH. A graduate of the HMS ethics certificate program, he leads the pediatric ethics committee at MGH. Brian's area of interests are pediatric, professional and organizational ethics and he has published various articles on pediatric ethical issues, quality and safety, and professional development.

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Adult COVID-19 Patients Cared For in a Pediatric ICU Embedded in a Regional Biothreat Center: Disease Severity and Outcomes.
Authors: Authors: Fernandes ND, Cummings BM, Naber CE, Salt MD, Lok J, Yager PH, Carroll RW.
Health Secur
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A Pandemic Refocuses Bioethics on "The Big Questions".
Authors: Authors: Cummings BM, Paris JJ.
Am J Bioeth
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Focusing on the penultimate step: increasing early lung transplant discussion in cystic fibrosis clinic to prepare patients for referral.
Authors: Authors: Bartley BL, St John A, Neuringer IP, Cummings BM, Yonker LM.
BMJ Open Qual
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Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: Cardiac Biomarker Profiles and Echocardiographic Findings in the Acute and Recovery Phases.
Authors: Authors: Kelly MS, Valle CW, Fernandes ND, Cummings BM, Lahoud-Rahme M, Chiu JS.
J Am Soc Echocardiogr
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A review of approaches for resolving disputes between physicians and families on end-of-life care for newborns.
Authors: Authors: Cummings BM, Mercurio MR, Paris JJ.
J Perinatol
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Standardized Volume Dosing Protocol of 23.4% Hypertonic Saline for Pediatric Critical Care: Initial Experience.
Authors: Authors: Cummings BM, Fernandes ND, Parker LF, Murphy SA, Yager PH.
Ann Pharmacother
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Controversy About Withdrawal of Postresuscitation Care After Cardiac Arrest.
Authors: Authors: Gardner KJ, Murphy S, Paris JJ, Lantos JD, Cummings BM.
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Impact of Clinical Process Improvement Training in an Integrated Delivery System.
Authors: Authors: Cummings BM, Carballo V, Kalibatas O, Barysauskas CM, Rao S, Jacobson JO, Sequist TD.
Am J Med Qual
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Ventilator Allocation for Pediatrics during COVID-19 - How We Avoided Drawing Lots for Tots.
Authors: Authors: Fernandes ND, Gardner K, Paris JJ, Cummings BM.
Am J Bioeth
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From Death to Life: Ethical Issues in Postmortem Sperm Retrieval as a Source of New Life.
Authors: Authors: Cummings BM, Paris JJ.
Camb Q Healthc Ethics
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