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Ronald Gary Tompkins, MD, SCD

Division Chief, Division of Burns

  • Phone: 617-726-3447
Department of Surgery


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Burn Services
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
SCD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MD, Tulane University School of Medicine
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Not Accepting New Patients

Journey of discovery

Some virtuosos play the piano to perfection, others paint like Picasso, but for MGH physician-researchers, talent lies in the art of discovery.

Microfluidic device allows collection, analysis of hard-to-handle immune cells

A team led by MGH scientists has developed a new microfluidic tool for quickly and accurately isolating neutrophils – the most abundant type of white blood cell – from small blood samples, an accomplishment that could provide information essential to better understanding the immune system's response to traumatic injury.

Traumatic injury sets off a "genomic storm" in immune system pathways

Serious traumatic injuries, including major burns, set off a "genomic storm" in human immune cells, altering around 80 percent of the cells' normal gene expression patterns.

Mouse models fail to reproduce inflammatory genomic response to serious injuries

Existing mouse models do not appear to accurately reproduce the human genomic response to serious traumatic injury, including major burns.

Trauma , Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-3447
Fax: 617-643-4443