hasan b. alam, md
Norman W Thompson Professor, Surgery
Section Head of General Surgery
Dr. Hasan B. Alam is the Norman Thompson Professor of Surgery and Section Head for the Section of General Surgery at the University of Michigan Hospital. He is an Acute Care Surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He received his surgical training at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC, followed by a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD. He then served as a faculty member at the Georgetown University as well as USUHS before moving to Boston to join the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in 2005. There he was rapidly promoted to the position of Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School, and served as the Director of Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Program at the MGH. He was also the founding Medical Director of the multi-disciplinary Intensive Care Unit, and chaired the State Committee on Trauma for many years before moving to Ann Arbor in 2012. Dr. Alam’s clinical interests are in the areas of trauma, emergency general surgery and surgical critical care. His research focuses on hemorrhagic shock, traumatic brain injuries, resuscitation techniques, novel cell preservation strategies, modulation of response to lethal insults, therapeutic hypothermia, hemorrhage control, and development of new treatments for sepsis. This research is funded by large federal grants by the National Institutes of Health as well as by the US Department of Defense. He has published nearly 200 manuscripts and book chapters and is the holder of 6 patents. He has won numerous awards for excellence in teaching and research, and serves on the editorial boards of nearly all of the leading surgical, trauma and critical care journals. He is a member of more than 15 surgical/scientific societies including the American Surgical Association, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Society of University Surgeons, and the Society of Clinical Surgery.