The Mass General Research Institute Advisory Council is a volunteer leadership group that provides philanthropic support, external perspectives and strategic advice to leaders of the hospital, its research community and its development office.

Utilizing their diverse experiences to play a critical role in advancing the Research Institute’s mission of guiding, supporting and promoting science at and beyond Mass General, Council members serve as ambassadors for the Research Institute’s top philanthropic priorities: the MGH Research Scholars programEndowed MGH Research Institute Chairs; and The Longfellow Project, including the Bridging Academia and Industry educational program

For more information, contact Kate Gutierrez, Senior Director of Development.


David Altshuler, MD, PhD
Chair, Research Institute Advisory Council
Executive Vice President, Global Research and Chief Scientific Officer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Robert E. Kingston, PhD
Vice Chairman, Research Institute Advisory Council
Chief, Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Brit J. d'Arbeloff

Dennis A. Ausiello, MD 
Co-Founder and Director, Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health (CATCH), Massachusetts General Hospital

David F. M. Brown, MD
President, Massachusetts General Hospital
Ex-officio

James I. Cash, Jr., PhD
Professor and Senior Associate Dean (Emeritus), Harvard Business School

Merit E. Cudkowicz, MD, MSc
Chair, Executive Committee on Research
Chief, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Ex-officio

Scott Eston

Maurizio Fava, MD
Vice Chair, Executive Committee on Research
Chief, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Ex-officio

David E. Fisher, MD, PhD
Past Chair, Executive Committee on Research
Chief, Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Ex-officio

Jean-Francois Formela, MD
Partner, Atlas Ventures

James C. Foster
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Charles River Laboratories

Ansbert Gadicke, MD
Managing Director, MPM Capital

Steve Gorlin
Principal and Founder, Gorlin Companies

Jean de Gunzburg, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, Da Volterra

Robert F. Higgins
Founding Partner, Highland Capital Partners

Rajiv Kaul
Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Investments

Harry W. Orf, PhD
Senior Vice President for Research, Massachusetts General Hospital
Ex-officio

James F. Orr, III
Former Chairman, The Rockefeller Foundation

John T. Potts, Jr., MD
Director of Research, Emeritus, Physician-in-Chief, Emeritus, Massachusetts General Hospital

Phyllis E. Rappaport
Co-Founder, Cure Alzheimer's Fund

Elizabeth G. Riley, MBA

Michael Rosenblatt, MD
Senior Partner, Flagship Pioneering

Susan A. Slaugenhaupt, PhD
Scientific Director, Mass General Research Institute
Ex-officio

Jack W. Szostak, PhD
Ex-officio

Mason Tenaglia
Independent Consultant

Robert I. Tepper, MD
Partner, Third Rock Ventures