Michael Filbin, M.D.


Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician
Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Physician Investigator (Cl)
Emergency Medicine, Mass General Research Institute
MD Baylor College of Medicine 1998
MS Harvard School of Public Health 2017
anti-bacterial agents; drug utilization; fasciitis necrotizing; hand; hospital mortality; microcirculation; sepsis; septic shock; shock septic; streptococcal infections; streptococcus pyogenes Dr. Filbin received a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering in 1991 from the University of Washington in Seattle. He embarked on a career in engineering at the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), in Houston Texas, as a member of the Mission Operations Directorate for Space Shuttle flight operation, and participated in the design of the International Space Station (ISS). He developed an interest in medicine while participating in a study of Advanced Life Support protocols in a high-altitude, zero-gravity environment, which ultimately led to a career in medicine.

Dr. Filbin attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston (MD, 1998), and thereafter completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the combined Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR) program in Boston (2002). He has practiced emergency medicine at Mass General since 2002; his research has focused on early detection and management of septic shock.

He was co-author on the landmark ProCESS trial — Protocolized Care for Early Septic Shock – that demonstrated equivalency of protocol-based therapy to usual care in early septic shock. This work has led to a renewed national focus on early detection of sepsis prior to the onset of shock.

Dr. Filbin has been a leader in the Mass General Sepsis Care Redesign and Partners-wide sepsis initiatives. He has received funding from the MIT-Mass General Grand Challenge, CRICO Risk Management Foundation, and Nihon-Kohden Corporation for his work in early detection, intervention, and quality assessment for patients with septic shock in the Emergency Department.