Harvard-affiliated hospitals

Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General, MGH)

Massachusetts General Hospital is the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Each year, Mass General is named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s top hospitals and is the only U.S. hospital to be ranked in all medical specialties. Mass General is committed to discovering new, innovative, solutions and providing hope for patients in need of care, whether they are from near or far. With over 1200 clinical trials taking place at any given time, Mass General conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States with annual research operations totaling over $1 billion.

Mass General provides leading-edge research, sophisticated diagnostic, advanced therapeutic treatment and latest clinical trials in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery for adults and pediatric patients. It’s an internationally known referral center for the most complex cases in all areas of medicine.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow's cures through cutting-edge research. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.

Today, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute employs more than 5000 clinicians, faculty, and staff supporting more than 640 000 annual cancer outpatient visits, more than 1000 hospital discharges per year, and has over 1100 open clinical trials. Dana-Farber is internationally renowned for its equal commitment to cutting edge cancer research and provision of excellent cancer care and has been regularly recognized as a Best Hospital for Cancer Care by U.S. News and World Report.

Dana-Farber clinicians and researchers have contributed to the development of 35 of 75 cancer drugs recently approved in the USA for use in cancer patients. They are committed to training new generations of clinicians and scientists, disseminating innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries around the world, and reducing the impact of cancer. Patients at Dana-Farber receive personalized treatment plans: Every patient is treated as an individual with unique needs.

Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving and advancing the health and well-being of children around the world through its life-changing work in clinical care, biomedical research, medical education and community engagement.

Boston Children's is ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. It is home to the world's largest pediatric research enterprise, and it is the leading recipient of pediatric research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Boston Children’s treats more children with rare diseases and complex conditions than any other hospital.

With more than 40 clinical departments and 258 specialized clinical programs, Boston Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States. It provides a complete range of health care services for children of all ages, and in some cases, can offer fetal interventions and treatments for adults.

For over 150 years, Boston Children's Hospital has maintained the same vision: to advance pediatric care worldwide by:

  • providing the highest quality of health care
  • leading the way in research and discovery
  • educating the next generation of leaders in health care

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a 793-bed teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is recognized internationally for its excellence and innovation in patient care, biomedical research, and education and training programs for physicians, scientists and health care professionals. It is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's Best Hospitals and is recognized for its expertise in heart and vascular care, cancer care, orthopedic and arthritis treatment, neurologic and neurosurgical care, women's health, etc.

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, a recognized leader in rehabilitative medicine in the USA and internationally. It is one of the largest inpatient rehabilitation facilities in the USA and is consistently ranked as one of the country's top rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. It provides comprehensive rehabilitation treatment to a wide spectrum of illnesses and injuries.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston is a Harvard teaching hospital dedicated to eye (ophthalmology) and ear, nose, throat, head and neck (ENT) care and research. Massachusetts Eye and Ear is an international center for treatment and home to the world's largest vision and hearing research centers. It is ranked #1 in Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology in New England based on U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for 2023-2024.