Irene Tien, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Newton, MA, Newton-Wellesley Hospital


Pediatric Emergency MedicineNewton, MA

Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Blogger

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  • I'm a board-certified emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine physician with 20 years of clinical experience. I serve as Associate Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine. My professional passion is helping people better manage their health by writing high quality medical blogs. I provided personalized, direct patient care via telemedicine from Oct 2017-March 2019 at which point I took a hiatus from online direct patient care. I'm always searching for ways to improve the work environment and mental health of other physicians.

Education & Training

  • Boston University School of Medicine
    Boston University School of MedicineFellowship
  • Boston University School of Public HealthOtherTraining
  • University of Connecticut
    University of ConnecticutResidency
  • Albany Medical College
    Albany Medical CollegeMedicalSchool

Certifications & Licensure

  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1999 - 2022
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine Emergency Medicine
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Publications & Presentations


Authored Content

  • Spark Joy: It’s Time to KonMari Our Health Care WorkflowJuly 2019
  • To Define Our Future in Medicine, We All Need to ParticipateMarch 2019
  • How a chin laceration changed one parent’s lifeJanuary 2019
  • Time’s up for physician social isolationNovember 2018
  • How do I keep my kids out of the ER this Halloween?October 2018
  • Is Being a Doctor Turning Me into a Robot?October 2018
  • Is being a doctor turning me into a robot?October 2018
  • What doctors can learn from nurses10/11/2018
  • #ACEP18: An EM Doc Attends via TwitterOctober 2018
  • An EM doc attends ACEP18 via TwitterOctober 2018
  • Medical Testing is Fraught with Pitfalls9/7/2018
  • “They Didn’t Even Do Anything for Me!”August 2018
  • Why Can't My Doctor Get It Right?4/9/2018
  • Why Your Patients Should Use TelemedicineMarch 2018
  • Truth or hype? How to tell the difference in medical news3/4/2018
  • Ten surprising things you need to know about the emergency department12/5/2017
  • How to stay out of the ER this holiday season: advice from an emergency medicine doctor11/29/2017
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Press Mentions

  • A Veteran ER Doctor Reveals How She Manages Stress in a Chaotic Workplace
  • 11 Signs Your Upper Back Pain Is Serious TroubleJanuary 15, 2020
  • Back to School, Back to the ER
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  • Deputy Medical Editor, ABP Pediatric Emergency Medicine Sub-board 2017 - Present
  • Examiner, ABEM Oral Board Examiner 2013 - Present
  • Member, ABP Pediatric Emergency Medicine Sub-board 2006 - 2012

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