Acute Care Surgery has been a long-standing and integral component of the care at Boston Medical Center. The Sections of Acute Care & Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care are flagship programs at the hospital and internationally recognized centers of excellence.

Integrating principles of trauma surgery, emergency general surgery and surgical critical care, Acute Care Surgery provides both surgical intervention and ongoing care for patients with traumatic and emergent surgical issues.

Acute Care & Trauma Surgery is staffed by eight full-time, dedicated trauma and critical care attending surgeons who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for urgent inpatient and elective outpatient consultations. This closed service is the only unit with practitioners who are exclusively dedicated to the management of acutely injured patients in the state of Massachusetts.