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Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Southern California (1996-2000)Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Southern California (2000-2004)Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School (2004-present)Chief, Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital (2004-present)
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Fellow of the American College of SurgeonsFellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of EdinburghFellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of GlasgowFellow of the American College of Critical Care MedicineAuthor or co-author of over 250 publications, 4 books, 40 book chapters. Member of over 20 societies, including the American Surgical Association, Society of University Surgeons, Society of Clinical Surgery, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Society of Critical Care Medicine.Chair, Education Committee and Member, Executive Committee, American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
Shock and resuscitation
On Nov. 3, the Boston Police Department honored the MGH trauma team for providing exceptional care to two Boston police officers who were wounded in a shooting in East Boston last month.
A report from a team of Massachusetts General Hospital physicians calls into question the longstanding belief that pulmonary embolism – the life-threatening blockage of a major blood vessel in the lungs – is caused in trauma patients by a blood clot traveling from vessels deep within the legs or lower torso.
coverage of study led by MGH physician George Velmahos
quotes journal editorial by MGH physician George Velmahos
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