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 Dr. Michael Schwarzchild discuss an analysis of brain chemicals as part of their investigation into Parkinson's disease.

Scientific Focus

Biomedical research

Research Funding

$786 Million (Fiscal 2013)


The research community includes more than 12,000 people:

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

Patent & Licensing Activity (Fiscal 2013)

  • 153 new licenses and options
  • 383 new disclosures
  • 908 material transfer agreements
  • 218 U.S. patents filed
  • 74 U.S. patents issued