Surgery, Trauma, and Critical Care in Space

with Tovy Kamine, MD, MBA, FACS, FAsMA

Tuesday, May 14th @ 4-5pm ET


This event is a hybrid webinar. Please register at

On-site: BC-4118, 4th floor, One Brigham Circle

Online: The Zoom link will be emailed to you once registration is completed.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the unique pathophysiology of microgravity
  • Identify changes in techniques required to perform procedures in space
  • List the additional challenges presented by a Lunar or Martian mission


In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Tovy Haber Kamine, MD, MBA, FACS, FAsMA, is a trauma, acute care, and critical care surgeon at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. There he is the Director of Emergency Surgery Services and the Informatics Director of Surgical Clinical Documentation Integrity. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Healthcare Delivery, and Population Science at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School—Baystate. He was the founding president of the Space Surgery Assocation and has published nearly 30 papers, has 4 patents, and has given dozens of presentations and invited talks on surgery and space medicine, and in particular space surgery topics around the world. He is a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the Aerospace Medical Association and is currently Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Committee on Trauma. He completed his medical education at University of Pennsylvania and his general surgery residency at BIDMC. He did his surgical critical care fellowship here at BWH.

Dr. Kamine holds the following titles:

  • Director of Emergency Surgery Services, Baystate Medical Center
  • Informatics Director of Surgical Clinical Documentation Integrity, Baystate Medical Center
  • Vice Chair, Massachusetts Committee on Trauma
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Healthcare Delivery & Population Science, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate


This activity is intended for research faculty and trainees


Zara Cooper, MD, MSc, FACS

Michele and Howard J. Kessler Distinguished Chair of Surgery and Public Health
Kessler Director, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director, Center for Geriatric Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

More information on this event series can be found here.