Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care (TESSCC)
165 Cambridge Street, Suite 810
Boston, MA 02114
Near Public Transit
For patient care inquiries, please call 617-726-2760.
For administrative issues, please call 617-726-9591.
Referral for non-acute phase transfer, please call 1-877-637-3337 and explain that you would prefer to transfer your patient to Mass General.
Explore This Program
Mass General has a solid infrastructure in place to support complex clinical efforts. Everyone from residents to nurses and surgeons receive extensive training in trauma care.
Once paramedics notify us that a trauma patient is arriving, an activation system assures a multidisciplinary team is assembled at the Emergency Department to accept the patient. Other areas of the hospital, including the Blood Bank, Intensive Care Unit and operating rooms, also are automatically notified to reserve resources in case they are needed. Attending surgeons are on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and respond within a few minutes of activation.
Partnerships with Community Hospitals
Mass General partners with community hospitals to improve care for patients who are injured a great distance away from a Level I trauma center. Telecommunication capabilities and trauma transfer agreements facilitate prompt identification of patients with severe injuries and expedite transfer if needed.
Research and Education
Mass General is committed to leading the trauma field into the future. Our division regularly conducts clinical, basic science, translational and injury prevention research projects. Funded by federal and private agencies, our laboratory performs groundbreaking experiments to discover new methods of trauma care.
In addition, we provide ongoing education for the next generation of trauma professionals, including residents, fellows, nurses, medical students and international medical graduates. We offer:
In addition to expertly trained trauma surgeons, our multidisciplinary team includes trauma psychiatrists, rehabilitation physicians, injury prevention specialists, trauma nurse practitioners, and occupational and physical therapists.