Arthur J. Siegel, MD

Arthur J. Siegel, MD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Associate Professor of Medicine


Dr. Siegel’s research on Boston Marathon runners has advanced the prevention and treatment of rare but life-threatening conditions such as water intoxication and cardiac arrest in young female and middle-aged male participants, respectively. Novel emergent treatments for the former have been incorporated into consensus statements accepted worldwide and incorporated into the evaluation of hyponatremia in psychiatric practice. Pre-race aspirin use to mitigate the increasing frequency of marathon-related cardiac arrest in middle-aged male runners has been debated in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Siegel’s interest in strategies to promote workplace resilience will be presented at the Creativity and Madness Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2020. He will attend this meeting as a recipient of a Joy in Learning Mini-Sabbatical from the MGH Center for Physician Well-Being.

Education & Training

  • 1962 BA, Swarthmore College
  • 1967 MD, Harvard Medical School
  • 1967-1969 Intern and Resident, Internal Medicine, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
  • 1969-1972 Major, United States Army Medical Corps
  • 1972-1973 Resident Physician, Internal Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Board Certifications:
  • 1968 Medical License, Board of Registration in Medicine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 1973 Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 1986 Fellow, American College of Physicians


Phone: 617.855.2358
Office Address: Belmont campus - Admissions Building, Room G61