Research Advisory Council

The Executive Committee on Research (ECOR), established in 1947, serves as the central body for research governance at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Voting Members of ECOR
Galit Alter, PhD
Ragon Institute
April 2012-March 2018

R. Rox Anderson, MD
Director, Wellman Center
Ex-officio
W. Gerald Austen, MD
Chair, Chief's Council
Ex-officio
Dennis A. Ausiello, MD
Department of Medicine
April 2013-March 2019
Sally Mason Boemer, MHSA
CFO, MGH
Ex-officio
Sylvie Breton, PhD
Renal Unit/Nephrology
Elected Representative
January 2012-December 2014
Dennis Brown, PhD
Director, Office for Research Career Development
Ex-officio
Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD
Anesthesia
April 2009-March 2015

William F. Crowley Jr., MD
Director, CRP
Ex-officio

Merit Cudkowicz, MD
Chief, Neurology Service
April 2012-March 2018
Iain Drummond, PhD
Nephrology
Co-Chair, SRRP
Ex-officio

Maurizio Fava, MD
Executive Vice Chair, Psychiatry
April 2012-March 2018

David Fisher, MD, PhD
Chief, Dermatology
April 2009-March 2015

Robert Gerszten, MD
Cardiovascular Research Center
Co-Chair, SRRP
Ex-officio

Marcia Goldberg, MD
Infectious Diseases
April 2012-March 2018
James Gusella, PhD
Director, CHGR
Ex-officio

Kurt J. Isselbacher, MD
Honorary Member

Ronald E. Kleinman, MD
Chief, Pediatric Service
April 2010-March 2016

Anne Klibanski, MD
Chief Academic Officer, PHS
Chief, Neuroendocrine Unit
Director, PCIR
Director, Harvard Catalyst CTSC
Director, Center for Faculty Development
Ex-officio
Henry Kronenberg, MD
Chief, Endocrine Unit
Elected Representative
Chair, MGH Research Council
January 2012-December 2014
Keith D. Lillemoe, MD
Chief, Department of Surgery
Ex-officio
Andrew Luster, MD, PhD
Chief, Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
Infectious Disease Unit, Medical Services Chair, SAR
Ex-officio

Joren Madsen, MD, DPhil
Director, Transplant Center
April 2012-March 2018

Karen K. Miller, MD
Neuroendocrinology
Co-Chair, SRRP
Ex-officio

David M. Nathan, MD
MGH Institutional Representative
Harvard Catalyst CTSC
Ex-officio

Harry W. Orf, PhD
Sr. Vice President for Research
Ex-officio

Bruce Rosen, MD, PhD
Director, MGH Martinos Center
April 2009-March 2015

Jerrold Rossenbaum, MD
Chief, Psychiatry
April 2012-March 2018

Harry E. Rubash, MD
Chief, Orthopaedics
April 2012-March 2018

Paul S. Russell, MD
Honorary Member

David T. Scadden, MD

Director, CRM
Ex-officio

Brian Seed, PhD
Director, CCIB
Ex-officio

Alice Shaw, MD, PhD
Cancer Center
Elected Representative
January 2013-December 2015

Susan A. Slaugenhaupt, PhD
Neurology, Molecular Neurogenetics Unit
Elected Representative
January 2011-December 2013

Peter L. Slavin, MD
President, Massachusetts General Hospital
Ex-officio

Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD

Neurology
Elected Representative
Co-Chair, MGH Research Council
January 2013-December 2015

David F. Torchiana, MD

CEO & Chairman, MGPO
Ex-officio

Ralph Weissleder, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Systems Biology
Ex-officio

Kristin White, PhD

Dermatology, CBRC
Co-Chair, SRRP
Ex-officio

Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish, MD
Chief, Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
April 2009-March 2015 

Warren M. Zapol
Chair, Subcommittee on Research Animal Care (IACUC)
Ex-officio