George Velmahos, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School Chief, Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, Massachusetts

George Velmahos

George C. Velmahos, MD, PhD, MSEd, FACS, FCCM, FRCS, FRCPS received his medical degree and a doctorate from the University of Athens Medical School in Athens, Greece. He also has a Masters in Medical Education from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Velmahos is the John F. Burke, Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Chief of Trauma, Emergency Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital, both in Boston, Massachusetts.  He is also the Associate Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Trauma Program Leader of the Center for Integration of Medicine with Innovative Technology (CIMIT).  

Dr. Velmahos is a member of the American Surgical Association, Society of University Surgeons, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Society of Critical Care, Society of Clinical Surgery, Surgical Biology Club II, Western Surgical Association, New England Surgical Society, International Society of Surgery, and many others.    He is the recipient of multiple professional awards from the University of Southern California & Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Velmahos serves on the Editorial Board of multiple journals including SURGERY, Archives of Surgery, World Journal of Emergency Surgery & Journal of Trauma.

He has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles, over 30 textbook chapters, scores of abstracts, editorials, clinical communications, and online educational modules, and has delivered over 100 invited lectures or presentations at national and international conferences. He has a strong interest in trauma research and is committed to the education of the new generation of surgeons. He is the Director of multiple educational courses, including the Harvard Critical Care and Trauma Symposium