Joshua Kosowsky

Joshua Kosowsky © Brigham & Women's Hospital

Dr. Kosowsky is the Clinical Director of the Emergency Department at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his undergraduate degree with Honors in Mathematics and Philosophy from Harvard College, then subsequently won a Fulbright Scholarship. Since graduating with Honors from Harvard Medical School and completing his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, he has been a dedicated clinician and educator who has won much acclaim in these roles. At Harvard Medical School, he received awards from medical students and residents for teaching excellence. As director of the “Introduction to Clinical Medicine” which helps to prepare Harvard medical students for their hospital clerkships, he has introduced many innovative elements to the curriculum around issues of “patient-doctor” communication.

Dr. Kosowsky and his team at Brigham & Women’s have been recognized for clinical innovation and excellence in the delivery of emergency medicine services.  Dr. Kosowsky serves on the Hospital's Institutional Review Board, Ethics Committee, Physician Council, and Medical Staff Executive Committee. He is the author of over three dozen peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters, and is co-editor of the textbook “Pocket Emergency Medicine.” He has given over a hundred invited presentations at hospitals and medical schools across th




In this examination of the doctor-patient relationship, Drs. Wen and Kosowsky argue that diagnosis, once the cornerstone of medicine, is fast becoming a lost art, with grave consequences....