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Joshua  Nagler, MD

Joshua Nagler
Medicine Research
Emergency Medicine Research
Hospital Title:
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship; Associate Physician in Medicine
Academic Title:
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
Emergent Advanced Airway Management in PediatricsEducational research
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Research Overview

Dr. Nagler is involved in clinical as well as educational research. His clinical research interest aims at improving emergent advanced airway management in pediatrics. He is involved with studies comparing how new technologies such as videolaryngoscopy can improve success rates and decrease the risk of complications during pediatric intubation. In addition, he has studied various pedagogic strategies to improve intubation performance by emergency providers. Finally, he has investigated risk factors for misplaced endotracheal tubes in pediatrics, to inform strategies to help providers avoid related complications.
Dr.Nagler's medical education research has focused on the integration of information systems to improve clinical training within pediatrics. He has published work demonstrating the development of an automated system that integrates electronic information available through a patient tracking system in combination with the electronic health record to be used for educational initiatives. In addition, he has modeled how this tool can be used to guide training in pediatric emergency medicine, as well as to improve the evaluation process for medical students. He currently completed a randomized control trial investigating the benefit of utilizing an electronic platform to deliver educational material to rotating residents. He is actively enrolling residents in a separate trial investigating the impact of integration of intubation videos of patients into an airway curriculum for residents.

About Josh Nagler

Josh Nagler received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and moved on to his residency and chief residency with the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. He completed fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital in 2005, serving as a Chief Fellow in his final year. Dr. Nagler was an instructor of medicine for three years before his assistant professor appointment. He recently completed advanced coursework for his MHPE (M.Ed) degree through the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions. He is the Director of the Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He teaches in a number of national Pediatric and Advanced Airway Management Courses, and served as the Associate Editor for the 7th Edition of Fleisher and Ludwig’s Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Key Publications

  • Nagler J. Harper M, Bachur R. An Automated Electronic Case Log: Using Electronic Information Systems to Assess Training in Emergency Medicine. Acad Emerg Med 2006; 13:733–739.
  • Nagler J. Krauss B. Videos in Clinical Medicine: Intraosseous Catheter Placement in Children. N Engl J Med, 2011.
  • Nagler J. Emergency endotracheal intubation in children. In: UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2010.
  • Green-Hopkins I. Nagler J. Endotracheal Intubation Using Video laryngoscopy in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Pediatr Emerg Med Pract 2015; 12(8)1-24.
  • Green-Hopkins I. Werner H. Monuteaux M. Nagler J. Utilizing video-recorded laryngoscopy to evaluate laryngoscopic blade approach and adverse events in children. Acad Emerg Med, 2015 
  • Nagler J. Cheifetz I. Initiating Non-Invasive Ventilation for Acute Respiratory Compromise. UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2015

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