|Theme music composer||Matthew Puckett|
|Opening theme||Everything I Want|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Executive producer(s)||Rudy Bednar
|Producer(s)||Erica Baumgart, Monica DelaRosa, Brian Flatley, Andy Genovese, Sarah Namias|
|Editor(s)||Pagan Harleman, Faith Jones, Cindy Kaplan Rooney|
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Production company(s)||ABC News|
|Original run||June 24, 2010– August 12, 2010|
|Followed by||NY Med|
Boston Med is an eight-part documentary television series that premiered on ABC in the United States on June 24, 2010. It follows the stories of doctors, nurses, patients and their families at Mass General, Brigham and Women's and Children's. The series was filmed over a four-month period, and edited for a year before airing. It is produced by ABC News.
The final episode initially focuses on a patient at Brigham and Women's named Joseph Helfgot who was being prepared for heart transplantation surgery. Helfgot never recovered from the surgery and ultimately died from a cerebral hemorrhage. His wife allowed his face to be donated, knowing that he wanted to promote organ donation with the appearance on the TV series. From there the episode focuses on the partial face transplant performed by Bohdan Pomahač and a large team at Brigham and Women's on Jim Maki using Helfgot's donated face. It was the second partial face transplant in the United States. Maki had lost much of the center of his face, including his nose and palate, due to a deep electrical burn suffered from falling onto a third rail.
The series was nominated for and won several awards:
- 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Editing (Nominated)
- 2012 CINE Special Jury Award
- 2012 CINE Golden Eagle Award
- 2012 CINE Master Series Award candidate
- 2011 The Donate Life Hollywood Inspire Awards
- "Two Years After the Peabody Award-Winning Medical Documentary Series "Hopkins," ABC News Debuts "Boston Med"". The Futon Critic. May 7, 2010. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
- "Boston Med". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-07-27.
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