Facts at a Glance

Massachusetts General Hospital conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States.

Robert Logan and Dr. Schwarzchild

Senior Laboratory Technician Robert Logan, left, and Michael Schwarzchild, MD, PhD, discuss an analysis of brain chemicals as part of their investigation into Parkinson's disease. Dr. Schwarzchild is director of the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory in the Department of Neurology.

Scientific Focus

Biomedical research

Research Funding

$760 Million (Fiscal 2014)


The research community includes more than 6,000 people, including:

  • Primary investigators
  • Research scientists
  • Postdoctoral researchers
  • Graduate students
  • Administrative and support staff

Research Space

1 million square feet (23 acres) in Boston, Charlestown and Cambridge (see research map)

  • Main campus: 230,326 square feet
  • Charlestown Navy Yard: 505,065 square feet
  • Richard B. Simches Research Center: 237,715 square feet
  • Other research space: 156,282 square feet

Centers and Departments

Research at Mass General is conducted in more than 30 different departments, centers and programs. Learn more

Patent & Licensing Activity (Fiscal 2014)

MGH OutcomesFY 14
Licensing Activities  113
Material Transfer Act  1,073
New Disclosures  408
Patents Filed (US) 253
Patents Filed (Int'l) 644
Patents Issued (US) 86
Patents Issued (Int'l) 172
Royalty and Licensing Income $68.9M