About the Division of Trauma, Burn and Surgical Critical Care

The Division of Trauma, Burn and Surgical Critical Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is an integral part of BWH’s accredited Level 1 Trauma Center and specialized Burn Center. Our physicians and surgeons provide 24-hour, state-of-the-art emergency medical and surgical care for the most critically ill and injured patients.

Under the expert leadership of Ali Salim, MD, Chief of the Division of Trauma, Burn, and Surgical Critical Care, and Stephanie Nitzschke, MD, Medical Director of the Burn Center, our team includes board-certified physicians who are fellowship-trained in surgical critical care, burn surgery and plastic surgery. They collaborate with BWH specialists across multiple disciplines to ensure optimal patient care. The Division also includes dedicated clinical and administrative staff.

Our trauma and burn specialists are active physician-scientists engaged in ongoing research. They are highly regarded educators who train the next generation of trauma and burn physicians through our surgical critical care and acute care surgery fellowship programs.

Why Brigham and Women’s Hospital for Trauma, Burn and Surgical Critical Care?  

  • Level 1 accredited Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons.
  • Burn Center verified by the American Burn Association.
  • Emergency Department treats more than 8,000 trauma-related visits annually.
  • Multidisciplinary services: Burn Center, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Radiology, High-risk Obstetrics, Neurosurgical Trauma, Nutrition, Orthopaedic Trauma, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Plastic Surgery.
  • Fellowship-trained trauma and burn physicians who collaborate with plastic and reconstructive surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, radiology, nursing, rehabilitation, social work and wound care.
  • Burn transfer phone line staffed 24/7 to accommodate patient referrals.
  • State-of-the-art emergency room equipped with the latest technology.
  • Recognized leader in treating severely injured trauma and burn patients, particularly those with multi-system trauma.
  • Access to hospital services, including radiology and anesthesia, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.
  • Operating rooms specially designed to accommodate patients with complex and multiple injuries.
  • Renowned fellowship programs teach and train physicians in surgical critical care and acute care surgery.
  • Ongoing trauma and burn research to better understand, treat and prevent traumatic injuries.

 

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