Dr. Biddinger serves as a special advisor to the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Committee on Preparedness and serves as a medical officer for the MA-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) in the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). For nearly a decade, Dr. Biddinger served as the Medical Director of the MGH Department of Emergency Medicine and oversaw numerous initiatives to improve patient flow and safety in the Emergency Department, several of which have been reported in the peer-reviewed literature. He has also served as an investigator on several Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) grants addressing patient care and disaster preparedness. Dr. Biddinger is an active researcher in the field of emergency preparedness and emergency department operations and has lectured nationally and internationally. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters on multiple topics related to ED operations, emergency medical services and disaster medicine. He completed his undergraduate study in international relations at Princeton University, attended medical school at Vanderbilt University, and completed residency training in emergency medicine at Harvard.