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Acute Care & Trauma Surgery / Surgical Critical Care

Our Team

John M. Kofi Abbensetts, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

John M. Kofi Abbensetts, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine, is a graduate of Long Island University’s Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy in Brooklyn, NY and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY. Dr. Abbensetts completed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and fellowships at University of Connecticut School of Medicine Farmington, CT (Surgical Critical Care) and Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT (Trauma Surgery). His professional interests include complex wound management and surgical education.

Why did you go into trauma/acute care surgery?

I wanted to have an impact on lessening the pain and suffering caused by the acute illness and the disease of trauma. 

What makes Boston Medical Center special?

Boston Medical Center is special because of its dedication to serving the underserved.

Research/Clinical Interests

  • Complex wound management
  • Surgical education

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Contact Information

Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center
725 Albany Street
Floor 3
Boston, MA 02118

Call:  617.414.4861
Fax:   617.414.7398

Trauma & Emergency Care, Our Team


If you are having an emergency, call 911

Emergency Department's Trauma Center

Hours: 24 hours/day, 7 days a week

Menino Pavilion
751 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118

Adult ED Call: 617.414.4075
Pediatric ED Call: 617.414.4991
Fax: 617.414.7759 or 617.414.7757

General Surgery Clinic

Shapiro Center
3rd Floor, Suite 3A
725 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
Call: 617.414.4861
Fax: 617.414.3617

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