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Wendy L. Macias-Konstantopoulos, MD, MPH


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Wendy Macias Konstantopoulos, M.D., M.P.H, is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine. She is also an Instructor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.


Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests
  • Global health
  • Health disparities
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Humanitarian relief aid
  • Trafficking in persons
Medical Education
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
  • MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital|Residency, Children's Hospital Boston|Residency, Mount Auburn Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Emergency Medicine
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric

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Dr. Wendy Macias Konstantopoulos is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Instructor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School. She graduated from the University Of Vermont College Of Medicine, and received her M.P.H in Population and International Health from Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Macias completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program (HAEMR) at Brigham and Women's Hospital and MGH. She additionally completed a fellowship in global health and human rights at MGH. Dr. Macias is particularly interested in global health and public health interventions for vulnerable populations in the Emergency Department. She is the Medical Director of the Human Trafficking Initiative in the Department of Emergency Medicine Division of Global Health & Human Rights and an active member of the Massachusetts Medical Society's Committee on Violence Intervention and Prevention.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Macias serves as PI on a study on sex trafficking of women and girls in the Boston area, and as site PI on a federally-funded study on ED-based interventions for drug abuse.

View my most recent publications at PubMed

1. Macias Konstantopoulos W, Burns Ewald M, Pratt DS. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 22-2012. A 34-year-old man with intractable vomiting after ingestion of an unknown substance. N Engl J Med. 2012 Jul 19; 367(3):259-68.
2. Tracy EE, Konstantopoulos WM. Human trafficking: a call for heightened awareness and advocacy by obstetrician-gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol. 2012 May; 119(5):1045-7.
3. Martindale JL, Macias Konstantopoulos WL. Locally Acquired West Nile Encephalitis. J Emerg Med. 2011 Aug 22.
4. Williams TP, Alpert EJ, Ahn R, Cafferty E, Konstantopoulos WM, Wolferstan N, Castor JP, McGahan AM, Burke TF. Sex trafficking and health care in Metro Manila: identifying social determinants to inform an effective health system response. Health Hum Rights. 2010; 12(2):135-47.
5. Konstantopoulos WM, Pliakas J, Hong C, Chan K, Kim G, Nentwich L, Thomas SH. Helicopter emergency medical services and stroke care regionalization: measuring performance in a maturing system. Am J Emerg Med. 2007 Feb; 25(2):158-63.

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News & Events

  • New clinic helps victims rebuild lives

    Kidnapped and forced into the sex trade at 19, Bella Brown is now back in school and rebuilding her life with the help of the MGH's new Freedom Clinic. Dedicated solely to caring for victims and survivors of human trafficking, the MGH Freedom Clinic is a first of its kind in the nation.

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  • Frank Robinson's Story

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Emergency Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-7622
Phone 2: 617-643-4429

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