Meet the Boston Medical Center Acute Care & Trauma Surgeons!

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From left to right: Andrew Glantz, MD, FACS, Peter Burke, MD, FACS, Beda Sarkar, MD, PhD, Dorothy Bird, MD, George Kasotakis, MD, MPH, Tracey Dechert, MD, J.M. Kofi Abbensetts, MD, FACS

BMC is the only regional trauma center staffed 24/7 by full-time Acute Care/Trauma surgeons whose primary clinical and academic responsibilities are to the critically ill and injured. We have a dedicated trauma team of surgeons, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, critical care nurses, residents and allied health.

Peter Burke, MD, FACS
Chief of Acute Care & Trauma Surgery/Surgical Critical Care
Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Clinical research; Nutritional support; Trauma Surgical Critical Care

J.M. Kofi Abbensetts, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Complex wound management; Surgical education

Dorothy Bird, MD
Acute Care Surgeon, Boston Medical Center
Clinical Interests: Complex wound management; Plastic and reconstructive surgery

Tracey Dechert, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Geriatric Trauma; Pelvic fractures; Trauma in women

Andrew Glantz, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Complex abdominal wall hernias; Gastrointestinal endoscopy

George Kasotakis, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Abdominal wall reconstructio and hernia surgery; Acute lung injury/ARDS;
Refractory peptic ulcer disease

Beda Sarkar, MD, PhD
Laszlo N. Tauber Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Basic and clinical research; Emergency general surgery

Advanced Practice Clinicians

Joseph Blansfield, NP,Trauma Program Manager
Tricia Charise, NP
Patricia Harrison, NP
Kathleen Hirsch, NP
Lauren Hufnagle, PA-C
Angela Jones, PA-C
Darlene Kamel, NP
Janet Orf, NP
Elizabeth Peitzman, PA-C
Rosemary Souza, NP
Stephanie Volpe, PA-C

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