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About the Mass General Brigham Innovation Fellows Program

The Innovation Fellows Program enables personnel exchanges between Mass General Brigham hospitals and participating industry. Biopharmaceutical, device, venture capital, and digital health companies engage with early-career Harvard Medical School faculty and trainees appointed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and McLean Hospital. Fellows gain the competencies they need to become future leaders in health care through short-term, team-based experiential fellow projects onsite at industry locations.

The Innovation Fellows Program matches the interests and qualifications of candidates with objectives of the host organizations.  

At industry, "outbound" fellows typically focus on the following subject areas:

  • Drug or device development
  • Care redesign
  • Clinical trial strategy
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Company financing and launch
  • Reimbursement and portfolio management

At Mass General Brigham, "inbound" fellows typically focus on the following subject areas:

  • Cutting-edge research
  • Asset identification and commercialization
  • Teaching/education

Program benefits

The program offers fellows career development opportunities for future leaders in translational medicine. They:

  • Gain on-site experience to enhance skills in a collaborative, team-based environment
  • Develop capabilities in drug development, regulatory, commercialization, transformation, and more
  • Expand professional relationships while being personally mentored by top leaders
  • Gain exposure to alternative career paths or new opportunities for career acceleration
  • Access to clinical insights from world-class faculty

Innovation Fellows Program mentors

Nathalie Agar, PhD

Nathalie Agar, PhD

Principal Investigator, Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director of Surgical Molecular Imaging Lab (SMIL), Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School

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William Carlezon, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Basic Neuroscience Division, Director, Conte Center at McLean, McLean Hospital

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Mason Freeman, MD

Director, Translational Medicine Group, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Orhun Muratoglu, PhD

Orhun Muratoglu, PhD

Director, Harris Orthopaedic Laboratory, Director, Technology Research Implementation Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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Ali Tavakkoli, MD

Co-Director, Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School


Cary Mazzone
Program Manager, Innovation Fellows Program
Mass General Brigham Innovation