Program Leader, Trauma & Casualty Care
Dr. Velmahos received his training in trauma medicine at the Baragwanath Hospitalin South Africa, the largest trauma center in the world. After his training, Dr. Velmahos practiced trauma medicine for 10 years at the Los Angeles County Hospital (one of the largest trauma centers in the US) and was Associate Professor at the University of Southern California. He is now a Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Chief of the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Velmahos has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and 25 books/book chapters, nearly all of them on trauma and resuscitation issues. With a newly recruited team, he is building the Center for Early Trauma Research, which will focus on innovative methods to manage trauma patients in the pre-hospital and early in-hospital post-traumatic phases.