Kathryn Twomey, MD

Assistant Professor, Surgery

Kathryn Twomey


Kate Twomey, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Dr. Twomey received her medical degree from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University. She then completed a residency in General Surgery at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Twomey is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. Her academic interests include improving the care of vulnerable populations including underserved and minority communities, pregnant patients, and victims of violence as well as education, mentorship, and peer support. Her research centers on advocacy for physicians and surgeons with disabilities. Apart from her duties and responsibilities at BMC, Kate is also a member of various professional chapters across New England as well as nationally including Massachusetts Committee on Trauma, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, American College of Surgeons, amongst others.


  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, MD
  • Wake Forest University, BS


  • Published on 3/13/2021

    Van Orden K, Santos J, Stanfield B, Frost LS, Ruditsky A, Foster A, Brahmbhatt TS, Burke PA, Fernandez-Moure J, Haines K, Agarwal S, Kasotakis G. Bovine versus porcine acellular dermal matrix for abdominal wall herniorrhaphy or bridging. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2022 Jun; 48(3):1993-2001. PMID: 33712893.

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  • Published on 2/4/2021

    Levin SR, Farber A, Burke PA, Brahmbhatt TS, Richman AP, Twomey KE, Siracuse JJ. The majority of major amputations after resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta are associated with preadmission trauma. J Vasc Surg. 2021 08; 74(2):467-476.e4. PMID: 33548416.

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  • Published on 3/1/2019

    Paracha M, Van Orden K, Patts G, Tseng J, McAneny D, Sachs T. Opportunity Lost? Diagnostic Laparoscopy in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database. World J Surg. 2019 Mar; 43(3):937-943. PMID: 30478680.

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  • Published on 3/27/2018

    Van Orden K, Farber A, Schermerhorn ML, Goodney PP, Kalish JA, Jones DW, Rybin D, Siracuse JJ. Local anesthesia for percutaneous endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair is associated with fewer pulmonary complications. J Vasc Surg. 2018 10; 68(4):1023-1029.e2. PMID: 29602472.

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  • Published on 3/13/2017

    Van Orden KE, Talutis SD, Ng-Glazier JH, Richman AP, Pennington EC, Janeway MG, Kauffman DF, Dechert TA. Implementation of a Novel Structured Social and Wellness Committee in a Surgical Residency Program: A Case Study. Front Surg. 2017; 4:14. PMID: 28349051.

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  • Published on 12/29/2016

    Siracuse JJ, Van Orden K, Kalish JA, Eslami MH, Schermerhorn ML, Patel VI, Rybin D, Farber A. Endovascular treatment of the common femoral artery in the Vascular Quality Initiative. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Apr; 65(4):1039-1046. PMID: 28041804.

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  • Published on 5/1/2015

    Choron RL, Wang A, Van Orden K, Capano-Wehrle L, Seamon MJ. Emergency central venous catheterization during trauma resuscitation: a safety analysis by site. Am Surg. 2015 May; 81(5):527-31. PMID: 25975341.

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  • Published on 4/15/2015

    Hazelton JP, Choron RL, Dodson GM, Gerritsen JA, Khan S, VanOrden KE, Capano-Wehrle LM, Mitrev LV, Torjman MC, Gaughan JP, Golfarb RD, Ross SE, Seamon MJ. Comparison of atriocaval shunting with perihepatic packing versus perihepatic packing alone for retrohepatic vena cava injuries in a swine model. Injury. 2015 Sep; 46(9):1759-64. PMID: 25900557.

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