Alasdair Keith Thurburn Conn, MD is Chief of Emergency Services and a visiting surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Conn is an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Alasdair Keith Thurburn Conn, M.D., attending physician and Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, graduated from University of Edinburgh Medical School. He completed a research fellowship in surgery at the University of Maryland followed by a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in orthopedics and the University of Toronto.
Dr. Conn is currently an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. He has been an integral part in the establishment of systems of emergency care both nationally and internationally. Dr. Conn helped establish the role of helicopters by developing the Boston MedFlight program. He was involved in writing the EMS law in Maryland and drafting of the EMS law in Massachusetts. Dr. Conn has been involved in many states, with the American College of Surgeons, in their systems consultation division. In addition, he has worked with Japan, Korea and Singapore in establishment of systems of emergency and trauma care in their countries.
Dr. Conn is interested in trauma system development. He has published numerous papers investigating all aspects of trauma care.
Velmahos GC, Spaniolas K, Alam HB, de Moya M,Gervasini A, Petrovick L, Conn AK. Falls from height: spine, spine, spine! J Am Coll Surg. 2006 Nov; 203(5):605-11.
Velmahos GC, Gervasini A, Petrovick L, Dorer DJ, Doran ME, Spaniolas K, Alam HB, De Moya M, Borges LF, Conn AK. Routine repeat head CT for minimal head injury is unnecessary. J Trauma. 2006 Mar; 60(3):494-9; discussion 499-501.
Thomas SH, Orf J, Wedel SK, Conn AK. Hyperventilation in traumatic brain injury patients: inconsistency between consensus guidelines and clinical practice. J Trauma. 2002 Jan; 52(1):47-52; discussion 52-3.
MGH Hotline 6.11.10 WHAT BEGAN more than 25 years ago as a single helicopter that brought trauma patients to tertiary care facilities has developed -- with the collaboration of a consortium of six Boston-area hospitals, including the MGH -- into a fully integrated, regionalized system of critical care air and ground transport linking the sickest patients to the vital resources they need.
After years of planning and preparation, two departments – the Central Sterile Processing and Supply (CSPS) Unit and the Sumner M. Redstone Emergency Department (ED) – celebrated their transition into new spaces in the Lunder Building with ribbon-cutting ceremonies.