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Currently Browsing:2015

  • March - April 2015 Harvard Magazine focuses on palliative care

    Sunday, March 01, 2015  Mass General

    Harvard Magazine spotlights the palliative care field and MGH clinicians.

  • Scoring goals off the ice

    Friday, May 08, 2015  Mass General

    Boston Bruins players Dennis Seidenberg and Chris Kelly visited MassGeneral Hospital for Children on April 29.

  • Partnerships promote education, awareness

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015  Mass General

    The MGH recently participated in two opportunities aimed at raising awareness for early detection and proper treatment of cancer.

  • A beautiful thank you

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015  Mass General

    2015 marks the fifth year that the national director of creative artistry for Giorgio Armani, Tim Quinn, has come to the MGH during Nurses Week to provide a day of makeovers for the Cancer Center nursing staff.

  • Leading the charge in stroke care

    Friday, June 05, 2015  Mass General

    The MGH Acute Stroke Care Team was honored at the MGH Acute Stroke Gala Breakfast.

  • Creating hope and inspiring action

    Friday, June 05, 2015  Mass General

    On May 26, the MGH Cancer Center celebrated the eighth annual the one hundred, an event honoring 100 individuals and groups whose commitment to the fight against cancer creates hope and inspires action.

  • Creating hope and inspiring action

    Friday, June 05, 2015  Mass General

    On May 26, the MGH Cancer Center celebrated the eighth annual the one hundred, an event honoring 100 individuals and groups whose commitment to the fight against cancer creates hope and inspires action.

  • Mass General’s Response to the Opioid Epidemic

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015  Mass General

    Mass General Hospital is on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. The MGH Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) program goal is to have substance use disorders addressed along all levels of health impact; from primary community-based prevention to early intervention and treatment to chronic disease management.

  • When Can My Baby Start Eating Solid Foods?

    Friday, August 07, 2015  Mass General

    Introducing solid foods to your baby can be a fun and exciting experience, but it can also be a confusing time. Lauren Fiechtner, MD, MPH, director of nutrition at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in the Division of Gastroenterology, has all you need to know about when and what to feed your baby.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • Tips for Spotting and Avoiding Frostbite

    Thursday, January 02, 2014  Mass General

    Mary Liz Bilodeau, RN, MS, CCRN, ACNPC, an acute care nurse practitioner at the Sumner Redstone Burn Center, offers tips for avoiding and recognizing frostbite.

  • Looking back and planning for the future

    Friday, March 28, 2014  Mass General

    Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, physician-in-chief of the MGH Department of Medicine, reflects on her first year at the hospital and shares her plans for the future of the MGH Department of Medicine.

  • Mass General recognized for stroke care

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital is the recipient of the 2014 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Target: Stroke Honor Roll. These awards, sponsored by the American Stroke Association and the American Heart Association, recognize hospitals that provide the highest quality stroke care.

  • Tarbell lecture features Katrina Armstrong, MD

    Friday, May 16, 2014  Mass General

    On May 8, at the sixth Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, Faculty Development Lectureship, Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, presented “Ambulances, Epidemiology and the End of the Week.”

  • ‘Leadership for Meaningful Change’

    Friday, June 20, 2014  Mass General

    Gary Kaplan, MD, chairman and CEO of the Seattle-based Virginia Mason Health System, addressed the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds on May 22 in the O’Keeffe Auditorium.

  • Strong bond

    Friday, June 27, 2014  Mass General

    The bond between a primary care resident and a patient runs deep. For the second year in a row, the MGH honored patients for their role as exceptional teachers of internal medicine residents in the primary care clinic setting at the MGH Department of Medicine Teaching Awards Ceremony on June 5.

  • Department of Medicine – The road ahead

    Friday, August 01, 2014  Mass General

    The Department of Medicine has created a roadmap that will fuel innovations in treatment, care and prevention for the next decade.

  • Managing adult congenital heart disease

    Friday, August 08, 2014  Mass General

    In order to address the value of wellness in adults patients with congenital heart disease, doctors and nurses from the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program have launched the ACHD Health and Wellness Program at MGH West in Waltham.

  • Magic in the making

    Friday, August 08, 2014  Mass General

    David Oliver, a well-known magician from Weymouth, awaited a double lung transplant in the spring of 2014, close to death. When he arrived at the MGH, he had to undergo ambulatory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

  • EMD Serono and Massachusetts General Hospital Collaborate

    Tuesday, September 02, 2014  Mass General

    EMD Serono Research and Development Institute, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, entered into a collaborative research agreement with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to further the understanding of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Lupus Nephritis pathogenesis

  • Russell Museum Fall Lecture Series

    Thursday, September 11, 2014  Mass General

    All MGH Russell Museum lectures are open to the public. To register, please email

  • Fireman Vascular Center established, Jaff named Chair in Vascular Medicine

    Friday, September 26, 2014  Mass General

    The MGH community had two reasons to celebrate on Sept. 22 – the establishment of the Fireman Vascular Center and the creation of the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Chair in Vascular Medicine.

  • Hearts in the right place

    Friday, September 26, 2014  Mass General

    Sixteen teams formed by the MGH Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care painted the town red when they participated in the 2014 American Heart Association (AHA) Boston Heart Walk on Sept. 6.

  • Januzzi first incumbent of Hutter Family Professorship

    Friday, September 26, 2014  Mass General

    James Januzzi, MD, director of the MGH Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, was honored Sept. 8 in a ceremony at Harvard Medical School (HMS) as the first incumbent of the Hutter Family Professorship in Medicine in the Field of Cardiology.

  • A pitcher’s promise

    Friday, September 26, 2014  Mass General

    Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow walked off the baseball field and into patient rooms at MassGeneral Hospital for Children Sept. 15.

  • A vision for gender equity

    Friday, September 26, 2014  Mass General

    Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, of the University of Michigan and formerly of the MGH, was the keynote speaker at the annual Women in Medicine Month Reception hosted by the MGH Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Women’s Careers.

  • Goldstein named surgeon-in-chief of MGHfC

    Friday, October 03, 2014  Mass General

    Allan M. Goldstein, MD, FACS,has been named chief of Pediatric Surgery and surgeon-in-chief of MassGeneral Hospital for Children, effective Oct. 1.

  • Tackling obesity early

    Friday, October 03, 2014  Mass General

    Elsie Taveras, MD, MHP, chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and director of Pediatric Population Health Management addresses the prevalence of obesity in children during a Sept. 30 lecture – “Obesity Among Racial/Ethnic Minority Children: The Importance of Prevention in Early Life.”

  • Metlay appointed Peter L. Gross, MD, Chair in Medicine

    Friday, December 05, 2014  Mass General

    On Nov. 3, a reception at the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation celebrated the establishment of the Peter L. Gross, MD, Chair in Medicine and the appointment of Joshua P. Metlay, MD, PhD, chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, as the inaugural incumbent.

  • Fourth Annual Robert Leffert, MD, Memorial Lecture

    Wednesday, December 03, 2014  Mass General

    Fourth Annual Robert Leffert, MD, Memorial Lecture available for streaming online.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • Armstrong to lead Department of Medicine

    Friday, January 25, 2013  Mass General

    Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, a world-renowned investigator in the areas of medical decision-making, quality of care and cancer prevention and outcomes, has been selected as the MGH’s next physician-in-chief of the MGH Department of Medicine.

  • National Quality Forum Endorses Pediatric Symptom Checklist

    Friday, April 12, 2013  Mass General

    The National Quality Forum endorses the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Pediatric Symptom Checklist, a screening questionnaire used by pediatricians to improve the recognition and treatment of psychosocial problems in children.

  • Mootha named an HHMI Investigator

    Friday, May 17, 2013  Mass General

    Vamsi Mootha, MD, of the MGH Department of Medicine and the Department of Molecular Biology, is among 27 leading biomedical researchers from across the country selected as new Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigators.

  • Broad Institute and MGH announce major inflammatory bowel disease sequencing initiative

    Thursday, August 01, 2013  Research

    The Broad Institute and MGH are launching a new initiative to perform large-scale exome sequencing in inflammatory bowel disease.

  • The truth about Molly

    Friday, September 06, 2013  Mass General

    Dr. Timothy Wilens, director of the Center for Addiction Medicine and Substance Abuse Services in Pediatric Psychopharmacology at MassGeneral for Children, discusses Molly, the new club drug that’s been associated with overdoses in New England.

  • WGBH Boston's "You're Not Alone" Special

    Friday, November 15, 2013  Mass General

    Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH, was recently featured on WGBH Boston's "You're Not Alone" news special.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • Kidney Health Q&A with Winfred W. Williams, MD, of the Mass General Transplant Center

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012  Mass General

    Nephrologist Winfred W. Williams, MD, explains why the kidneys are important, what causes kidney disease and how to keep the kidneys healthy.

  • Department of Medicine hosts inaugural distinguished alumni lecture

    Friday, June 08, 2012  Mass General

    When P. Roy Vagelos, MD, started his MGH medical residency as part of the class of 1954, he planned for a lifelong career focused on practicing medicine. However, while the residency dramatically strengthened his commitment to improving health care, it also led him down an unexpected professional path.

  • Palliative Care hospital based programs are growing at a rapid pace

    Monday, June 04, 2012  Mass General

    Palliative Care programs help with pain, symptom management and coordinating care

  • Major NIH grants support innovative research projects

    Friday, September 28, 2012  Mass General

    Two MGH-led research teams and one MGH investigator have received major grants from the National Institutes of Health.

  • NEJM editor visits the MGH

    Friday, October 05, 2012  Mass General

    To commemorate the bicentennial of the New England Journal of Medicine and the history it shares with the MGH, Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Drazen, MD, presented “Two Hundred Years of Medical Advances” Sept. 20 at the Medical Grand Rounds in the O’Keeffe Auditorium.

  • Ryan appointed chief of Hematology/Oncology

    Friday, October 19, 2012  Mass General

    On Oct. 12, the Department of Medicine and the Cancer Center announced the appointment of David Ryan, MD, as the new chief of Hematology/Oncology at the MGH. Ryan, who succeeds Jose Baselga, MD, PhD, joined the MGH Cancer Center in 1998.

  • Hutter named first Macomber Family Endowed Scholar

    Friday, October 26, 2012  Mass General

    Adolph M. Hutter Jr., MD, was named the inaugural Macomber Family Endowed Scholar for Cardiovascular Performance Innovation during a Sept. 24 ceremony.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • From Protestation to Presentation

    Thursday, November 10, 2011  Mass General

    Changing the understanding of Palliative Care, a patient's story

  • Gardner serves in Haiti as Durant fellow

    Friday, January 21, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 1.21.11 “You are not able to change the whole world, but you are able to give hope to one human being,” are words attributed to Albert Schweitzer, MD, PhD, a 1952 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and the inspiration for the creation of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Deschapelles, Haiti.

  • Helping hands in India

    Friday, January 28, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 1.28.11 When Stephanie Moore, md, a cardiologist with the MGH Heart Center, made her first trip to the city of Kolkata, India, in May 2009, she witnessed the extreme poverty experienced by many of the city's sick and poor.

  • SAC meeting to honor past scientific leadership, address current challenges

    Friday, April 08, 2011  Research

    ALL MGHERS are invited to attend the 2011 meeting of the MGH Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC), which will commemorate the hospital’s bicentennial with a look back at significant research accomplishments of MGH investigators and examine challenges facing today’s research community.

  • Celebrating prize-winning MGH research

    Friday, April 22, 2011  Mass General

    The presentation of the MGH's top research prizes was a highlight of the April 13 Celebration of Science, held in conjunction with the annual Scientific Advisory Committee meeting.

  • SAC meeting

    Friday, April 22, 2011  Mass General

    The 64th meeting of the MGH Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) on April 14 celebrated key accomplishments of MGH investigators, past and present, and examined strategies for meeting the challenges currently facing the academic biomedical research community.

  • In General 06.24.11

    Friday, June 24, 2011  Mass General

    In General awards and honors

  • Breaking down barriers

    Friday, July 15, 2011  Mass General

    In academia, it’s a remarkable achievement for any physician to be promoted to full professor.

  • MGH ranks #2 in nation

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011  Mass General

    MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings

  • ‘Looking back and thinking forward’

    Friday, October 21, 2011  Mass General

    As a slideshow of black and white images from the past turned into color photographs from the present, George Thibault, MD, president of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and former chief resident and program director in the Department of Medicine, took to the podium to welcome many of the staff featured in the photos.

  • Friendly competition brings holiday joy

    Friday, December 23, 2011  Mass General

    The battle began brewing at the MGH in the final weeks of November.

Currently Browsing:2010

  • Addressing the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa

    Friday, January 08, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 01.08.10 The MGH Division of Global Health and Human Rights, the Departments of Medicine and Emergency Medicine, and MassGeneral Hospital for Children welcomed journalist, scientist and public health consultant Helen Epstein, PhD, for a Dec. 10 discussion of her experience studying the proliferation of HIV/AIDS on the African continent.

  • MGH residents and fellows make great save during soccer game

    Friday, July 16, 2010  Mass General

    SPAIN MAY HAVE WON the World Cup, but a team of MGH medical residents and fellows had a victory of their own on the soccer field this summer when they helped save the life of another player.

  • New unit focuses on understanding using genomic data

    Friday, October 15, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 10.15.10 As scientists have increased access to human genetic information, the interpretation of this information as it relates to human disease and clinical decision-making becomes more feasible.

  • Showcasing primary care

    Friday, December 03, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.3.10

  • Baselga first incumbent of Chabner Chair in Hematology Oncology

    Friday, December 10, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.10.10 A named chair is one of the highest honors a physician may receive in his or her lifetime.

Currently Browsing:2009

  • Marcus Altfeld, MD, PhD, wins the the Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scholar Award

    Friday, January 16, 2009  Research

    MGH Hotline 1.19.09 Marcus Altfeld, MD, PhD, associate professor of Medicine and director of the Innate Inmunity Program at the Partners AIDS Research Center, is one of six recipients of the Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scholar Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

  • Course in community-oriented primary care

    Friday, February 06, 2009  Clinical

    For the first time at the MGH, the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics have come together with the MGH Combined Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program

  • MGH Durant fellows

    Friday, February 27, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 2.27.09 As a true humanitarian, Thomas S. Durant, MD, spent his life bringing hope to some of the bleakest parts of the world. In honor of his service and compassion, the MGH Durant Fellowship in Refugee Medicine helps health care professionals bring their skills to those in critical need around the globe.

  • In General

    Friday, April 10, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 4.10.09 In General awards and honors

  • Renal Associates Practice Moving - New Address

    Monday, August 31, 2009  Clinical

    The Renal Associates practice is moving to allow for continued growth in an area that is just one-half mile from our current location.

  • Monitoring patients remotely

    Thursday, July 16, 2009  Mass General

    New wireless technology allows Heart Center clinicians to keep tabs on heart failure patients wherever they are.

  • Speed networking event connects women in medicine

    Friday, July 24, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 07.24.09 In eight-minute intervals, 45 participants each greet one another, discuss their accomplishments, challenges and goals, and then move on to the next person to do the same. Although the scenario sounds like "speed dating," it actually describes the Department of Medicine’s Women in Medicine Speed Networking Event for residents, fellows and faculty.

  • Thinking outside the box

    Friday, July 31, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 07.31.09 Who would think a simple plastic tube and a set of car parts could help save the lives of newborns around the world? For Kristian Olson, MD, MPH, of the MGH Department of Medicine and the Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT) Global Health Initiative, this type of out-of-the-box thinking is nothing new.

  • O'Connell named J.H. Kanter Prize Laureate

    Friday, August 21, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 08.21.09 James J. O'Connell, MD, of the MGH Department of Medicine, is known throughout Boston as a physician with a heart for the homeless.

  • Mass General raises funds to support cardiovascular research

    Wednesday, September 23, 2009  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital partnered with the American Heart Association during the 2009 Boston Heart Walk, an event that raises funds to support lifesaving heart and stroke research.

  • In memoriam: Paul C. Zamecnik, MD

    Friday, November 06, 2009  Research

    MGH Hotline 11.06.09 PAUL C. ZAMECNIK, MD, a renowned senior scientist in the Department of Medicine, died Oct. 27 at his home in Boston. He was 96.

  • Cervical Cancer Screening

    Friday, December 18, 2009  Mass General

    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently released new guidelines for cervical cancer screening. Dr. Marcela Del Carmen from the Obstetrics and Gynecology Service and Dr. Elizabeth Roth from the Women’s Health Associates at Mass General help put this in context.

Currently Browsing:2004

  • Gene transfer allows mammals to produce heart-healthy fats

    Wednesday, February 04, 2004  Mass General

    Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have found that tissues from mice transgenic for a gene usually found in the c.elegans roundworm contain omega-3 fatty acids, consumption of which has been shown to protect against heart disease.


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  • Liver Center News

    Thursday, April 02, 2015

    In this issue of the Massachusetts General Hospital Liver Center e-newsletter, clinicians discuss advances in the treatment of Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), including evaluating liver lesions and transplantation options.

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