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Dennis Arthur Ausiello, MD

Chief, Department of Medicine

Dennis A. Ausiello, MD is a nationally recognized leader in academic medicine and Chief of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • Phone: 617-726-5660
Department of Medicine
Clinical Interests
Hypertension management
Renal Disease
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients


Dennis A. Ausiello, MD is the Jackson Professor ofClinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School,Chief of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Chief ScientificOfficer of Partners Healthcare. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard Collegeand his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has made a substantial contribution toknowledge of epithelial biology in the areas of membrane protein trafficking,ion channel regulation and signal transduction. He has published numerous articles, book chapters, and textbooks andcurrently serves as the co-editor of Cecil's Textbook of Medicine, nowin its 23rd edition.

A nationally recognized leader in academic medicine, Dr.Ausiello was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy ofScience in 1999 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. He has written for the New York Times,the Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe on health subjects,including human genetics, clinical trials, and the relationship between theacademy and industry.

Dr. Ausiello served as Chief of the MGH RenalUnit and oversaw its development into one of the most sought after research andtraining programs in the world. As Chiefof Medicine at MGH,a position he has held since 1996, he leads one of the strongest Departments ofMedicine in the country with a clinical, research and education budgetexceeding $600 million annually. He isclosely involved with Partners HealthCare, linking the resources ofthe Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, andDana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide comprehensive health care.

SAC meeting to honor past scientific leadership, address current challenges

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.

SAC meeting

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.

Department of Medicine hosts inaugural distinguished alumni lecture

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.

Scholar program established

At age 81, Roman W. DeSanctis, MD, is one of the hospital’s most veteran and most beloved physicians. To honor the legendary MGH cardiologist, the Roman W. DeSanctis, MD, Endowed Distinguished Scholar in Medicine has been established through the generosity of donor Joan Fu and several others.

Armstrong to lead Department of Medicine

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.

Department of Medicine
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Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-5660
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