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Brigham and Women's Hospital

Brigham and Women’s Hospital building exterior in evening

Founding member of Mass General Brigham, Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and dedicated to educating and training the next generation of health care professionals.

With more than 800+ inpatient beds, approximately 50,000 inpatient stays, and 2.25 million outpatient encounters annually, Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s physicians provide expert care in virtually every medical and surgical specialty to patients locally, regionally, and around the world.

An international leader in basic, clinical and translational research, Brigham and Women’s Hospital has nearly 5,000 scientists, including physician-investigators, renowned biomedical researchers, and faculty supported by nearly $700 million in funding.

The Brigham’s medical preeminence dates back to 1832, and now, with 20,000 employees, that rich history is the foundation for its commitment to research, innovation, and community. 

U.S. News & World Report ranks Brigham and Women’s Hospital among the best hospitals in many specialty areas, including:

  • Cancer 
  • Cardiology and heart surgery
  • Diabetes and endocrine disorders
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Gastroenterology and GI surgery
  • Geriatric care
  • Gynecology
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology

Clinical expertise and centers of excellence

  • Neurosciences 
  • Cancer Center
  • Heart and Vascular Center 
  • Lung Center
  • Orthopaedics 
  • Women’s Health
  • Many other specialties and subspecialties of medicine

Brigham COVID-19 Vaccine Trial, Research and Clinical Care

Infectious disease experts, Lindsey Baden, MD, and Ann Woolley, MD, MPH, and chief academic officer, Paul Anderson, MD, PhD, describe how Brigham and Women's Hospital rapidly addressed the pandemic’s most urgent challenges in 2020 by leading a COVID-19 vaccine trial and clinical research studies to develop effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat severe COVID-19 complications.