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George Velmahos, MD, PhD

  • Division Chief of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care


Accepting New Patients



Trauma, Emergency Surgery & Surgical Critical Care


Centers & Specialties

Trauma Center

Clinical Interests
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Bowel obstruction and perforation
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Diverticulitis
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Critical care
  • Hernia surgery
  • Pancreatitis (acute and chronic)
  • Surgical emergencies
  • Traumatic injuries
Medical Education
  • PhD, University of Athens
  • MD, University of Athens School of Medicine
  • Residency, Hippokration General Hospital|Residency, Kalamata General Hospital
  • 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
  • Centene/Celticare
  • 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
  • Medicaid
  • 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

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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)

Main clinical focus:

  1. Abdominal and thoracic injuries
  2. Surgical emergencies (perforations, bleeding, obstruction, and acute inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)
  3. Complex hernias

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine
Author 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.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Traumatic injuries

Shock and resuscitation

Bleeding control

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News & Events


Churchill Surgical Clinic
15 Parkman St
Boston MA, 02114-3117
Phone: 617-726-2760
Fax: 617-724-0405

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