Regan W. Bergmark, M.D.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Gliklich Healthcare Innovation Scholar

Research Summary

Research Area Affiliations

Research Summary

Dr. Regan Bergmark is the Gliklich Healthcare Innovation Scholar at Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School. In this role, her research is focused on healthcare disparities and healthcare outcomes, including the development and standardization of outcome measures. 

She collaborates with the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), Mass. Eye and Ear, and Harvard Medical School on the standardization, harmonization, and implementation of outcome measures at scale both domestically and internationally. As a Visiting Scholar at the American Board of Medical Specialties, she is researching the extent to which US physicians use outcome metrics in their practices. 

Dr. Bergmark additionally uses healthcare outcome and utilization data to study disparities in healthcare based on socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and insurance status. In her work, she has found that patients with Medicaid and the uninsured are less likely to access medical care overall for common conditions such as acute sinusitis, but disproportionately utilize the emergency department. 

Clinically, Dr. Bergmark is an otolaryngologist who specializes in sinus and endoscopic skull base surgery.

Select Publications

Emergency department use for acute rhinosinusitis: Insurance dependent for children and adults. Bergmark RW, Ishman SL, Philips KM, Cunningham MJ, Sedaghat AR. Laryngoscope. 2017 Jul 21.

Treatment disparities in the management of epistaxis in United States emergency departments. Sethi RKV, Kozin ED, Abt NB, Bergmark R, Gray ST. Laryngoscope. 2017 Jul 8.

Disparities in health in the United States: An overview of the social determinants of health for otolaryngologists. Bergmark RW, Sedaghat AR. Laryngoscope Invest Otol. 2017 May 28;2(4):187–193.

Association between nasal obstruction and risk of depression in chronic rhinosinusitis. Phillips KM, Hoehle LP, Bergmark RW, Campbell AP, Caradonna DS, Gray ST, Sedaghat AR. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jul;157(1):150–155.

Presentation to emergency departments for acute rhinosinusitis: Disparities in symptoms by race and insurance status. Bergmark RW, Sedaghat AR. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Nov;155(5):790–796.

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2006: BA, Human Biology with a minor in Spanish, Stanford University
2011: MD, Harvard Medical School

Postgraduate Training

2011–2012: Internship, General Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
2012–2016: Residency, Otolaryngology, Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School
2016–2017: Fellowship, Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery, Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School
2017: Clinical Effectiveness Program, Biostatistics/Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
2017–Present: Gliklich Healthcare Innovation Scholar, Mass. Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School

Professional Memberships

2012–Present: American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
2012–Present: Triological Society
2014–Present: American Rhinologic Society

Honors (select)

2006: Commencement Ceremony Speaker, Stanford University Department of Human Biology
2005–2006: University Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Departmental Honors, Stanford University
2006: Edith and Norman Abrams Award for Excellence in Public Interest Advocacy, Stanford University
2006–2007: John Gardner Fellowship for Public Service
2010–2011: Benjamin H. Kean Traveling Fellowship in Tropical Medicine, American Society of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2010: Traveling Fellowship, Harvard Medical School
2010: Hollis Albright Award, Harvard Medical School
2016: Travel Award, Resident, Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting
2017: Travel Award, Fellow, Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting
2017: Visiting Scholar Grant, American Board of Medical Specialties

Editorial Roles

Reviewer: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Ethnicity and Health, European Journal of Pediatrics, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology