Department of Medicine News & Events

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  • What's the link between asthma and the flu?

    Monday, December 3, 2018  Mass General

    Rose D’Orazio, MGH Revere HealthCare Center nurse manager, shares tips on how parents can protect themselves and their children with asthma during this year's flu season.

  • Patient Story: Courtney Can Now Get Back to the Life She Loves

    Friday, July 6, 2018  Mass General

    Courtney was diagnosed with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), a rare disease where chronic blood clots turn into scar tissue and causes high blood pressure in the lungs. A multidisciplinary care team at Mass General including Dr. Cameron Wright from the Division of Thoracic Surgery, saved her life.

  • 2018 Russell Museum Lecture Series

    Friday, April 6, 2018  Mass General

    The Massachusetts General Hospital Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation invites you to attend our lecture series

Currently Browsing:2017

  • Q&A with Lisa Nachtigall, MD

    Monday, March 20, 2017  Mass General

    Dr. Lisa Nachtigall is the Clinical Co-director of the Neuroendocrine and Pituitary Tumor Center at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Currently Browsing:2016

  • Once again, named among America's best hospitals

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital is once again named among the top hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report and is the only hospital to be highly rated across all 16 specialties.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Mike Epstein

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016  Mass General

    Mike Epstein will run the 2016 Boston Marathon as part of the 'Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids' Cancer . . . One Step at a Time' team.

  • Kidney Health Q&A with Winfred W. Williams, MD, Mass General nephrologist

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016  Mass General

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

  • Brown named President Elect of the American Physiological Society (APS)

    Thursday, February 18, 2016  Mass General

    Dennis Brown, PhD, is named President Elect of the American Physiological Society (APS)

  • Valuing diversity in medicine: Physicians with disabilities

    Friday, February 5, 2016  Mass General

    Cheri A. Blauwet, MD, a physical medicine and rehabilitation and sports medicine practitioner at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, presented her talk, “Valuing All Forms of Diversity and Inclusion in Medicine: The Experience of Physicians with Disabilities,” at Department of Medicine Grand Rounds on Jan. 28.

  • SharingClinic kiosk offers healing through stories

    Friday, January 29, 2016  Mass General

    “Once I was in terrible pain in the hospital. The nurse was going to do a quick medication dispensation and be out the door. So she did her stuff and she was headed out. And she looked at me, and all of a sudden, she just stopped and she came over and she brushed the hair out of my eyes and she put her hand on my face, and she stroked my face, and it didn’t take the pain away, but it changed the whole day.”

Currently Browsing:2015

  • 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.

  • Leading the charge in stroke care

    Friday, June 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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.

  • 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.

  • Scoring goals off the ice

    Friday, May 8, 2015  Mass General

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

  • Williams honored with HMS Diversity Lifetime Achievement Award

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015  Mass General

    Winfred W. Williams, MD, selected as the recipient of the HMS 2014-2015 Diversity Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • March - April 2015 Harvard Magazine focuses on palliative care

    Sunday, March 1, 2015  Mass General

    Harvard Magazine spotlights the palliative care field and MGH clinicians.

Currently Browsing:2014

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

    Friday, December 5, 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 3, 2014  Mass General

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

  • Goldstein named surgeon-in-chief of MGHfC

    Friday, October 3, 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 3, 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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

  • EMD Serono and Massachusetts General Hospital Collaborate

    Tuesday, September 2, 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

  • Managing adult congenital heart disease

    Friday, August 8, 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 8, 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).

  • Department of Medicine – The road ahead

    Friday, August 1, 2014  Mass General

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

  • 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.

  • ‘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.

  • 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.”

  • Heher named Medical Director of the MGH Kidney Transplant Program

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014  Mass General

    Eliot Heher, MD, is named Medical Director of the MGH Kidney Transplant Program.

  • 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.

  • Tips for Spotting and Avoiding Frostbite

    Thursday, January 2, 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.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • 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.

  • The truth about Molly

    Friday, September 6, 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.

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

    Thursday, August 1, 2013  Research

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NEJM editor visits the MGH

    Friday, October 5, 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.

  • 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.

  • Department of Medicine hosts inaugural distinguished alumni lecture

    Friday, June 8, 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.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • Friendly competition brings holiday joy

    Friday, December 23, 2011  Mass General

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

  • From Protestation to Presentation

    Thursday, November 10, 2011  Mass General

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

  • ‘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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • In General 06.24.11

    Friday, June 24, 2011  Mass General

    In General awards and honors

  • 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.

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

    Friday, April 8, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Currently Browsing:2010

  • 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.

  • Showcasing primary care

    Friday, December 3, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.3.10

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Addressing the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa

    Friday, January 8, 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.

Currently Browsing:2009

  • 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.

  • In memoriam: Paul C. Zamecnik, MD

    Friday, November 6, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In General

    Friday, April 10, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 4.10.09 In General awards and honors

  • 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.

  • Course in community-oriented primary care

    Friday, February 6, 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

  • 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.


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  • Primary Care Internal Medicine

    Monday, October 17, 2016

    Designed for busy clinicians, taught by top-tier faculty from Harvard Medical School, this comprehensive program ensures that you are current with the most important clinical changes and innovations impacting primary care, and prepared to integrate them into your practice.
  • MGH Russell Museum Evening Lecture Series

    Tuesday, April 5, 2016

    Join us for our monthly evening lecture series

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