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Research has been part of the hospital’s mission since its founding more than 200 years ago and has led to innovations such as the use of general anesthesia in surgery, a vaccine for tuberculosis and the modern PET scan.

Harry Orf, PhD
Senior Vice President for Research

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Research at Mass General

Every day, our clinicians and scientists chart new terrain in biomedical research to treat and prevent human disease and advance patient care.

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37 Researchers
37 Mass General Investigators Named Highly Cited Researchers of 2018

According to Clarivate Analytics’s Highly Cited Researchers Report