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Jesse Pines Jesse Pines
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

Office Phone: 202-741-2911
Email: Email
Department: Emergency Medicine


Jesse M. Pines MD, MBA, MSCE is Chief of Clinical Innovation at US Acute Care Solutions. In this role, Dr. Pines leads efforts in alternative payment models, telemedicine, research, and other innovative programs. He also serves as Director of the USACS Fellowship in Clinical Innovation. Dr. Pines is also a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University, and a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Drexel University. Dr. Pines has held several University leadership and teaching roles at GW and at the University of Pennsylvania. He served also principal investigator for Urgent Matters at GW from 2010-2018, a program that disseminates information on best practices in emergency care.

Dr. Pines is author on more than 350 peer-reviewed publications and published seven books. He has contributed to TIME magazine,, Emergency Physicians’ Monthly, Foreign Policy Magazine, MedPage Today, ACEPNow and the Wall Street Journal.

Interest Section(s)

  • EM Administration/Operations Research
  • Health Policy


Pines JM, Bellolio F, Carpenter CR, Raja A (Eds). Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules. 3rd edition. Wiley. 2023 ISBN: 1119616816

Oskvarek JJ, Aldeen A, Shawbell J, Venkat A, Zocchi MS, Pines JM; US Acute Care Solutions Research Group. Opioid Prescription Reduction After Implementation of a Feedback Program in a National Emergency Department Group. Ann Emerg Med. 2022 May;79(5):420-432.

Pines JM, Zocchi MS, Black BS, Kornas R, Celedon P, Moghtaderi A, Venkat A; US Acute Care Solutions Research Group. The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Economics of United States Emergency Care. Ann Emerg Med. 2021 Oct;78(4):487-499.

Pines JM, Zocchi MS, Ritsema T, Polansky M, Bedolla J, Venkat A; US Acute Care Solutions Research Group. The Impact of Advanced Practice Provider Staffing on Emergency Department Care: Productivity, Flow, Safety, and Experience. Acad Emerg Med. 2020 Nov;27(11):1089-1099.

Galarraga JE, Black B, Pimentel L, Venkat A, Sverha JP, Frohna WJ, Lemkin DL, Pines JM. The Effects of Global Budgeting on Emergency Department Admission Rates in Maryland. Ann Emerg Med. 2020 Mar;75(3):370-381.

Singer AJ, Thode HC Jr, Pines JM. US Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Discharges Among Uninsured Patients Before and After Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Apr 5;2(4):e192662.

Pines JM, Ladhania R, Black BS, Corbit CK, Carlson JN, Venkat A. Changes in Reimbursement to Emergency Physicians After Medicaid Expansion Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Mar;73(3):213-224.

Pines JM, Penninti P, Alfaraj S, Carlson JN, Colfer O, Corbit CK, Venkat A. Measurement Under the Microscope: High Variability and Limited Construct Validity in Emergency Department Patient-Experience Scores. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 May;71(5):545-554.e6.

Wiler J, Pines JM, Ward MJ. (Eds). Value and Quality Innovations in Acute and Emergency Care. Cambridge University Press. 2017 ISBN: 9781316625637

Pines JM, Lotrecchiano GR, Zocchi MS, Lazar D, Leedekerken JB, Margolis GS, Carr BG. A Conceptual Model for Episodes of Acute, Unscheduled Care. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Oct;68(4):484-491.e3.

Carpenter CR, Hussain AM, Ward MJ, Zipfel GJ, Fowler S, Pines JM, Sivilotti ML. Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Describing the Diagnostic Accuracy of History, Physical Examination, Imaging, and Lumbar Puncture With an Exploration of Test Thresholds. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Sep;23(9):963-1003.

Pines JM, Zocchi M, Moghtaderi A, Black B, Farmer SA, Hufstetler G, Klauer K, Pilgrim R. Medicaid Expansion In 2014 Did Not Increase Emergency Department Use But Did Change Insurance Payer Mix. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Aug 1;35(8):1480-6.

Pines JM, Abualenain J, Scott J, Shesser R (Eds). Emergency Care and the Public’s Health. Wiley-Blackwell. 2014 ISBN: 1118779800

Holstege CP, Baer AB, Pines JM, Brady WJ (Eds). Visual Diagnosis In Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. 2nd edition. Wiley. 2011 ISBN: 144433347X Peer reviewed articles (Selected from >350) Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. 2nd edition. Wiley. 2011 ISBN: 144433347X

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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