Alexander Sheng, MD MHPE
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Emergency Medicine

MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Pronouns: he/him/his

Dr. Sheng is currently the associate residency program director in the department of emergency medicine at Boston Medical Center.

He graduated from University of North Carolina School of Medicine and subsequently completed residency training at Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals in Boston.

He has been working at Boston Medical Center since 2014, and completed a Masters of Health Professions Education at Boston University.
He is an active member of the Boston University School of Medicine Admissions Committee.

Dr. Sheng’s professional interests include:
- combating health mis/disinformation
- resident attrition
- experiential learning
- graduate medical education
- residency administration
- curriculum design
- resident supervision
- resident evaluations / competency assessment

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

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  1. Dhanani M, Pfeiffer KV, Rogers J, Leo MM, Sheng AY, Jung CF. Outcomes of a resident-led ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous catheter placement training program and validation of a procedural training checklist. Intern Emerg Med. 2022 Sep; 17(6):1837-1841.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35796866; PMCID: PMC9261234; DOI: 10.1007/s11739-022-03031-8;
  2. Sheng AY, Gottlieb M, Bautista JR, Trueger NS, Westafer LM, Gisondi MA. The Role of Graduate Medical Education in the Fight Against Health Misinformation. J Grad Med Educ. 2022; (In Press).
  3. Natesan S, Jordan J, Sheng AY, Carmelli G, Barbas B, King A, Gore K, Estes M, Gottlieb M. Feedback in Medical Education: An Evidence-based Guide to Best Practices from the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine. West J Emerg Med. 2022; (In Press).
  4. DeVivo A, Sheng AY, Koyfman A, Long B. High risk and low prevalence diseases: Esophageal perforation. Am J Emerg Med. 2022 Mar; 53:29-36. PMID: 34971919; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2021.12.017;
  5. Hughes RH, Kleinschmidt S, Sheng AY. Using structured interviews to reduce bias in emergency medicine residency recruitment: Worth a second look. AEM Educ Train. 2021 Sep; 5(Suppl 1):S130-S134. PMID: 34616987; PMCID: PMC8480396; DOI: 10.1002/aet2.10562;
  6. Sheng AY, Gottlieb M, Welsh L. Leveraging learner-centered educational frameworks to combat health mis/disinformation. AEM Educ Train. 2021 Aug; 5(4):e10711.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34926972; PMCID: PMC8643155; DOI: 10.1002/aet2.10711;
  7. Horn A, Freniere B, Sheng AY. A Case Report of Ring Avulsion Injury: Under-recognized for Its Unique Implications in Transfer. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2021 Feb; 5(1):75-78.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33560957; PMCID: PMC7872613; DOI: 10.5811/cpcem.2020.11.49917;
  8. Mittelman A, Palmer M, Dugas J, Spector JA, McCabe K, Sheng AY. A Nationwide Survey of Program Directors on Resident Attrition in Emergency Medicine. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Dec 14; 22(1):86-93.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33439812; PMCID: PMC7806332; DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2020.10.48286;
  9. Clark A, Amanti C, Sheng AY. Supervision of Advanced Practice Providers. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2020 May; 38(2):353-361.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32336330
  10. Sheng AY, Clark A, Amanti C. Supervision of Resident Physicians. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2020 May; 38(2):339-351.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32336329
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2017-2018 Boston Medical Center: Clinical Excellence Society, Boston University Medical Group
2017-2018 Drexel University : BAYADA Award for Innovation in Healthcare Education
2016-2017 Boston University School of Medicine: Mentor for Best Student Abstract, McCahan Education Day
2015-2016 Boston Medical Center: Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Emergency Medicine
2013-2014 Harvard Affiliate Emergency Medicine Residency: Golden Probe Award for Excellence in Ultrasound in Residency
2012-2013 Massachusetts General Hospital: Department of Emergency Medicine Research Award

Dr. Sheng has extensive experience mentoring trainees of all levels including:
- junior faculty
- fellows
- residents
- medical students
- premeds applying to medical school
- students interested in a career in medicine (especially those from under-represented backgrounds, first generation college students)

He specializes in:
- overseeing medical education research projects
- assisting with curriculum development / instructional design
- advising residents on their job search, medical students on their residency applications, those applying to medical school or interested in a career in medicine.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Advisor
  • Career Mentor
  • Co-Mentor or Peer Mentor
  • Diversity Mentor
  • Education Mentor
  • Project Mentor
  • Research / Scholarly Mentor
  • Work / Life Integration Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
  • Email (see 'Contact Info')

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Boston MA 02118
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