Professor Talks About Treating Victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing

Published in Science Careers by Trisha Gura

Professor Michael Yaffe is a member of the MIT ROTC Oversight Committee

Professor Michael YaffeIt's not often that a systems biologist is also a trauma surgeon, active in the Army Reserve—and even rarer still that he treats the victims of a historic bombing. On 15 April, Michael B. Yaffe, who holds positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, was rehabilitating a broken leg when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Yaffe rushed to the medical center and was soon helping to treat victims. During the last day of the hunt for one of the bombers, he was locked down in the hospital...

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