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Charles H. Cook, MD
Chief, Acute Care Surgery, Trauma, Surgical Critical Care

Dr. Cook is Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery, Trauma, and Surgical Critical Care at BIDMC. He earned his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio, where he also completed a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in surgical critical care. Dr. Cook is board certified in surgery and surgical critical care. His clinical interests include surgical critical care, trauma, acute care surgery, and emergency medicine. 

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Carl J. Hauser, MD
Medical Director of Trauma Services

Dr. Hauser is Lecturer in Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Medical Director of Trauma Services at BIDMC. He earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, and completed his residency in general surgery and a surgical critical care fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the UCLA School of Medicine. Board certified in surgery and surgical critical care, Dr. Hauser's clinical interests include trauma surgery and surgical critical care.

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Darlene Sweet, MSN, RN
Trauma Program Director

Ms. Sweet earned her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Nursing from Saint Joseph College of Maine. Since joining BIDMC, she has led several initiatives such as implementing a Performance Improvement Program, launching the TIGER Pathway, organizing outreach programs for the community, and enhancing our trauma registry through NTRACS applications. In recognition of her accomplishments, Ms. Sweet received the Joseph M. Koufman Foundation Award for Excellence in the Care of Surgical Patients and in Perioperative Care.

 

Gabriel A. Brat, MD, MPH
Dr. Brat is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. After graduating from Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, Dr. Brat completed a residency in General Surgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospitals in Baltimore, MD. Following his residency, Dr. Brat did a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Brat also earned a masters in biostatistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Brat’s clinical interests include complex abdominal wall reconstruction, advanced laparoscopy, trauma, general and emergency surgery, and surgical critical care. His research interests are surgical informatics and digital innovation, trauma immunology, and surgical perfusion imaging.

 

Michael J. Cahalane, MD
Dr. Cahalane is Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Director of Undergraduate Education for the Department of Surgery at BIDMC. He earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Cahalane completed his residency in general surgery at Beth Israel Hospital, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Board certified in surgery, Dr. Cahalane's clinical interests include acute care surgery, geriatric surgery, hernia repair, gastrointestinal surgery, and general surgery. His primary non-clinical interest is surgical education.

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Jonathan F. Critchlow, MD, FACS
Jonathan Critchlow, MD, FACSDr. Critchlow is Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at BIDMC. He earned his medical degree from the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, and completed his residency in general surgery at Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Critchlow is board certified in surgery and surgical critical care. His clinical interests include critical care, general surgery, minimally invasive surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, Nissen fundoplication, esophageal surgery, gastrointestinal oncology, and venous access.

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Alok Gupta, MD
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Dr. Gupta is Instructor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Program Director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at BIDMC. He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed his residency in surgery at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Gupta completed his fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland. Board certified in surgery and surgical critical care, Dr. Gupta's clinical interests include the care of acutely injured patients, surgical critical care, emergency general surgery, trauma surgery, and general surgery.

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Stephen Odom, MD
Dr. Odom is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and on staff in the Division of Acute Care Surgery, Trauma, and Surgical Critical Care at BIDMC. He earned his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, after which he completed his residency in general surgery at Stamford (Conn.) Hospital/Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed a fellowship in surgical critical care at BIDMC. Board-certified in surgery and surgical critical care, Dr. Odom's clinical interests include acute general surgical emergencies, trauma, and critical care. His research interests include acute care surgery outcomes research and medical education.

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Charles Parsons, MD
Charles ParsonsCharles Parsons, MD, is an Instructor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Parsons earned his medical degree at The Robert Larner, MD, College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, where he also completed a residency in general surgery and a research fellowship. Most recently, Dr. Parsons completed a fellowship in surgery critical care at BIDMC.

Board certified in general surgery, his clinical interests include acute general surgical emergencies, trauma, and surgical critical care. His research interests include medical education, trauma system management, outcomes in emergency general surgery, critical care, and trauma.

 

Michael Yaffe, MD, PhD
Dr. Yaffe is David H. Koch Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering at MIT and on staff in the Division of Acute Care Surgery, Trauma, and Surgical Critical Care and also the Division of Surgical Oncology at BIDMC. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he also completed his PhD in Biophysical Chemistry. He completed a fellowship in critical care at the Harvard-Longwood Critical Care Program at Harvard Medical School and residencies in both general surgery and surgical oncology at University Hospitals of Cleveland and New England Deaconess Hospital. Board certified in surgical critical care, Dr. Yaffe’s clinical interests include trauma, critical care, and general surgical emergencies. A Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps, Dr. Yaffe received a Bronze Star Medal in 2016.

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Research Faculty

Wolfgang Junger, PhD
Dr. Junger is Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and an investigator in the Division of Acute Care Surgery, Trauma, and Surgical Critical Care at BIDMC. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering/Biochemistry at the Vienna University of Technology. The main focus of his research is inflammation and immune regulation in critical care patients. His lab group has focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms that are involved in the cellular immune response to trauma.

Dr. Junger's Research Profile

 

Leo E. Otterbein, PhD
Dr. Otterbein is Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and an investigator in the Department of Surgery at BIDMC. He also serves as a Site Miner for the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT). Dr. Otterbein’s research focuses on the innate immune response and defense mechanisms in models of trauma, infection, ischemia reperfusion injury, and regenerative responses to tissue damage.

 

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Rachel Baines, MSN, NP
Shirley Koczan, NP
Amanda Kut, MSN, FNP
Jennifer Tomich, MSN, FNP

Injury Prevention and Outreach

Margot Cronin-Furman, LICSW
Trauma Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator

Trauma Registry

Bonnie Butt, CSTR, CAISS
Senior Trauma Registry Analyst

Ashley McHugh
Trauma Registry Analyst

Amanda Cottrill
Trauma Registry Analyst

Trauma Performance Improvement

Nicole Staples, BSN, RN
Trauma Performance Improvement Coordinator

 

 

Contact Information

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Trauma Transfer Line: 617-754-2494 
Berenson Emergency Department: 617-754-2400