Learn more about news and events related to the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital.

06/08/2015: Trauma preparedness: teaching the teachers

Mass General trauma surgeon David King, MD, instructs local educators in the use of tourniquets, empowering them to take action in a crisis.

05/01/2015: Q&A with Haytham Kaafarani, MD, MPH: Safer Driving Habits in Teens

Before teens get their licenses, it's important for parents to help instill safe driving habits and empower teens to be confident behind the wheel. Haytham Kaafarani, MD, MPH, a trauma surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, provides some tips on how parents can help teens stay safe while driving.

02/25/2015: Mass General surgeon is developing life-saving "trauma foam"

David King, MD, trauma surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, is developing an innovative, self-expanding foam that may help patients with severe internal bleeding survive long enough to reach a hospital and undergo surgery.

08/01/2014: Emergency surgery saves beloved mother with Alzheimer's disease

When a patient with advanced Alzheimer's disease arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital with a life-threatening condition, her family and the medical team faced a difficult decision to perform life-saving surgery.

07/15/2014: #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

03/14/2014: Mass General surgeon shares his 2013 Boston Marathon experience

David King, MD, trauma surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, shares his inspirational experience running the 2013 Boston Marathon and operating on bombing victims.

11/03/2013: Mass General surgeon runs 2013 New York City Marathon

Massachusetts General Hospital surgeon David King, MD, has a run of emotions from his combined 2013 Boston and New York Marathon experiences.

03/15/2013: Watertown's Arsenal Medical Developing Foam to Buy Time for Wounded Soldiers

David R. King, MD, director of the Knight Surgical Research Lab at Mass General, is part of a team investigating the use of a biofoam to assist wounded soldiers.

08/13/2010: A conversation with Hasan Alam, MD, of "Boston Med"

MGH Hotline 8.13.10 HASAN ALAM, MD, of the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at MGH, starred in the sixth episode of "Boston Med."

10/19/2009: Clots traveling from lower veins may not be the cause of pulmonary embolism in trauma patients

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.

05/11/2009: Where have the surgeons gone?

Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital surgeon-in-chief, joins lawmakers in Washington D.C. to discuss the shortage of surgeons in the United States.

11/07/2008: A Day in the Life

A day in the life of trauma surgeon Dr. George Velmahos.

03/01/2013: Global Surgery Initiatives 2013

Surgery 2013: Global Initiatives
The Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital takes an active role in global health.

11/02/2014: Trauma and Critical Care Symposium

The Trauma and Critical Care Symposium provides in-depth and leading-edge information in the field of critical care and trauma.

05/22/2013: Radical Improvements to Trauma Care: From MGH to the World (And Why You Should Care)

A presentation featuring George Velmahos, MD, Chief of Mass General's Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

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