Physician Profile: Suresh Agarwal, MD, FACS, FCCP


Suresh Agarwal, MD, FACS, FCCP
Chief, Critical Care, Boston Medical Center
Associate Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Suresh Agarwal, MD, FACS, FCCP is Chief of Critical Care at Boston Medical Center and Associate Professor of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his internship at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, CT and fellowships at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT (Trauma Surgery), University of Connecticut in Farmington, CT (Surgical Critical Care) and University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Thoracic Surgery).

He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Chest Physicians, and American College of Critical Care Medicine. He serves as Vice Chair of the Graduate and Resident Education Committee of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and on the Outcomes and on the Injury Assessment and Outcomes Committee of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

Why did you go into trauma surgery?

Throughout life, the image of the master surgeon; one who can take care of all issues, is one that has stayed with me. In an era where medicine is markedly subspecializing, surgical critical care, trauma and acute care surgery provide the opportunity to care for patients from head to toe. In addition, trauma surgery provides for a large amount of variety in practice. You never know what is going to walk through the door, and this requires you to be on your toes – think and react – quickly and effectively.

What makes Boston Medical Center special?

BMC is an institution that walks the walk. Not only do the professionals and administration say that they provide exceptional care without exception, but they actually do it: providing excellent care without consideration of an injured individual’s ability to pay. The collaborative atmosphere between physicians of every specialty, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, and others, provides for optimal care and contributes to the singular goal of making patients better.

Research/Clinical Interests

  • Emergent surgery (Acute Care Surgery)
  • General surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Lower GI (colorectal, small bowel)
  • Hernia surgery
  • Resuscitation
  • Surgical critical care
  • Trauma
    • Abdominal trauma
    • Thoracic trauma
    • Traumatic brain injury
  • Upper GI (hepatobiliary, stomach, esophagus)
  • Wound healing

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care

Contact Information


Shapiro Center
725 Albany Street
Floor 3
Boston, MA 02118

Call:  617.414.4861
Fax:   617.414.7398


Related News:

Dr. Agarwal’s recently awarded grant from the National Trauma Institute for a lung injury research study – Read More.


Dr. Agarwal – one of Boston’s “Top Docs” – Read More.


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