Crisanto Torres, MD MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, University of Tennessee
BS, Tennessee State University
Certificate, National Institute of Health

Dr. Crisanto M. Torres, MD, MPH, is a trauma and acute care surgeon and surgical intensivist at Boston Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine and completed general surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Torres subsequently completed fellowship training in surgical critical care and trauma & acute care surgery both at the Johns Hopkins Hospitals. He also holds a master of public health (MPH) degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Torres has received membership into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Arnold P Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Torres is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health-NCI Cure grant to examine how socioeconomic factors affect outcomes in cancer-specific emergency surgeries, aiming to identify strategies to improve health equity. In addition, Dr. Torres has a specific interest in the care of severely bleeding trauma patients as well as prehospital trauma care. He is actively involved in research, including work related to trauma resuscitation, whole-blood transfusions, and hemorrhage control. His work seeks to refine and expand the use of whole blood in emergency settings, promising to enhance survival rates significantly among severely injured patients. He has developed and currently directs the first Prehospital Whole Blood Program in Massachusetts, Dr. Torres is instrumental in implementing state-wide protocols that allow EMS personnel to administer whole blood transfusions in the field, a critical advancement in trauma response.
Through these efforts, Dr. Torres not only advances medical science but also directly contributes to saving lives and shaping the future of trauma care and health equity. His dedication to both clinical excellence and scholarly research underscores Boston University's commitment to leading in medical innovation and community health.

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  1. Sophie Smith; Crisanto Torres. Whole lot of blood: does more equal better for survival?. Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open. 2024; (9:e001482.). View Publication
  2. Torres CM, Kenzik KM, Saillant NN, Scantling DR, Sanchez SE, Brahmbhatt TS, Dechert TA, Sakran JV. Timing to First Whole Blood Transfusion and Survival Following Severe Hemorrhage in Trauma Patients. JAMA Surg. 2024 Apr 01; 159(4):374-381.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38294820; PMCID: PMC10831629; DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2023.7178;
  3. Kobzeva-Herzog AJ, Smith SM, Counihan DR, Kain MS, Richman AP, Scantling D, Saillant NN, Sanchez SE, Torres CM. Timing of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Initiation and Complications in Polytrauma Patients with High-Risk Bleeding Orthopedic Interventions: A Nationwide Analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2024 Mar 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38548689
  4. Laudon AD, Davis ES, Zhao X, Kenzik K, Torres C, Sanchez SE, Brahmbhatt TS, Scantling DR. Bullet holes: A novel model to identify the most impactful gaps in the firearm homicide prevention laws of each state. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2024 Mar 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38497933
  5. Poulson M, Jay J, Kenzik K, Torres C, Sanchez SE, Saillant N, Holena D, Galea S, Scantling D. Death by the minute: Inequities in trauma care for victims of firearm violence. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2024 Apr 01; 96(4):589-595.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37994476; PMCID: PMC10978261; DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000004219;
  6. Torres CM, Haut ER, Sakran JV. Potential Limitations for Assessing the Association of Whole Blood With Survival in Patients With Severe Hemorrhage-Reply. JAMA Surg. 2023 Nov 01; 158(11):1227-1228. PMID: 37378993
  7. Duraiswamy S, Dirago C, Poulson M, Torres C, Sanchez S, Kenzik K, Dechert T, Scantling D. Gun Laws, Stay-at-Home Orders, and Poverty: Surges in Pandemic Firearm Violence in Large US Cities. J Surg Res. 2024 Jan; 293:204-216.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37778088
  8. Hatchimonji JS, Bakillah E, Hynes AM, Torres CM, Sanchez SE, Seamon MJ, Scantling DR. A tale of two cities: Policing and firearm homicides in Boston and Philadelphia. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2023 Nov 01; 95(5):713-718.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37418695
  9. Torres CM, Florecki K, Haghshenas J, Manukyan M, Kent A, Lawrence C, Sakran JV. The evolution and development of a robotic acute care surgery program. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2023 Oct 01; 95(4):e26-e30. PMID: 37277903
  10. Torres CM, Haut ER, Sakran JV. Error in Variable Conversion in Table. JAMA Surg. 2023 May 01; 158(5):562-563. PMID: 37017982
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2023-2025 Boston University School of Medicine: NIH/NCI Cure Grant
2022-2023 Association of Academic Surgeons/ Society of University Surgeons: JUMP Start Program. Early career development award
2022 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine: Health Equity Honors- Johns Hopkins Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Annual Research Day
2021 Society of Critical Care Program Directors: Innovation in Education: Honorable Mention
2015-2017 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Award
2011 University of Tennessee Health Science Center: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
2010 Gold Humanism Honor Society
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