Research

#1 in hospital medical research

Advancing patient-centered research

Research-infused care sets Mass General Brigham apart. Our researchers changing the world are also providing care. As the national leader in research, our patient-centered mentality and systemwide collaborative approach is the key to research breakthroughs that drive medical innovation, gain new knowledge, and improve patient outcomes.

Our physician/scientists—in the lab, in the clinic, and at the bedside—work tirelessly to understand the effects of debilitating diseases and our patient’s needs to help guide our studies and improve patient care.

Pushing the boundaries of discovery

As a world-recognized leader in research, we are home to one of the largest hospital system-based research enterprises in the U.S., with an annual research budget of nearly $2 billion. Here, our researchers and clinicians are conducting thousands of studies in every major medical therapeutic and technology disciplines. We are currently enrolling our patients in over 2,700 ongoing clinical trials, including nearly 100 for COVID-19, to accelerate bringing new treatments and therapies to our patients and the world.

A legacy of medical innovation

Mass General Brigham is one of the nation’s leading biomedical research organizations with several Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals.

Research is a mainstay in our culture. A passion for learning, questioning, discovery, and furthering knowledge is part of our makeup.

The greatest minds at our hospitals have a history of pushing the boundaries of medicine and leading innovative science for over 200 years. We have a legacy of medical achievement, with numerous medical firsts and 13 Nobel Laureates.

Our location in the Massachusetts biotech and academic medical communities creates enhanced collaborations with partners from academia, industry, and venture capital to help stimulate the development of our discoveries into lifesaving therapies for our patients.

Learn more about our hospital-based research:

Mass General Research Institute Brigham Research Institute Spaulding Research Institute Mass Eye and Ear McLean Hospital Newton-Wellesley Hospital

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