Surgical Devices and Innovation Research
About the Research Thrust
From robotic surgery to artificial intelligence, the Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital explores research areas that aim to reimagine the way surgery is performed in order to improve patient care.
Surgical Artificial Intelligence and Innovation (SAIIL)
The Surgical Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Laboratory (SAIIL lab) focuses on the use of artificial intelligence to reimagine the way surgery is performed.
Center for Engineering in Medicine and Surgery
The Center for Engineering in Medicine & Surgery (CEMS) at Mass General are the ambassadors of bioengineering, bringing technology to the forefront of biomedical research and the practice of medicine.
Laboratories and Researchers
Cell Resource Core
The Cell Resource Core at Mass General provides fresh and cryopreserved hepatocytes for use by researchers at Mass General and other research institutions.
Daniel Irimia, MD, PhD
Daniel Irimia, MD, PhD, is an associate professor and deputy director of the BioMEMS Resource Center at the Center for Engineering in Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Irimia's research is focused on designing sophisticated tools to measure relevant neutrophil behavior with the highest precision.
Mehdi Jorfi, PhD
Mehdi Jorfi, PhD, is an investigator at the Center for Engineering in Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Jorfi's research seeks to answer fundamental questions in neuroscience through the invention of new technologies for a systematic experimental and comprehensive investigation of the brain.
The Cunningham Laboratory, led by Carrie Cunningham (Lubitz), MD, MPH, focuses on improving the quality of care for patients with thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal disorders.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Surgical Laboratory
The NMR Surgical Laboratory, led by Aria Tzika, PhD, investigates biomedical problems related to mechanisms underlying significant medical paradigms, including neoplasia, injury, inflammation, infection and stroke rehabilitation.
Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory
The Plastic Surgery Research Laboratory conducts investigations into tissue engineering of cartilage, mechanisms of neural injury and regeneration, ischemia/reperfusion injury and transplantation of vascularized limb tissues.
The research focuses of Lana Schumacher-Beal, MD, center on robotic surgery to treat lung and esophageal cancer in women.
Shannon Stott, PhD
Shannon Stott, PhD, is an investigator at the Center for Engineering in Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Stott's research focuses on using microfluidics and imaging technologies to create tools that increase understanding of cancer biology and of the metastatic process.
The Rahme Laboratory, led by Laurence Rahme, MSc, PhD, aims to develop alternative, novel strategies to combat bacterial infections caused by recalcitrant pathogens, prevent infections and potentiate host defense.
Mehmet Toner, PhD
Mehmet Toner, PhD, is an investigator at the Center for Engineering in Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Toner is internationally recognized for his multidisciplinary approach to biomedical problems in the areas of low-temperature biology and biostabilization, tissue engineering and artificial organs, and microsystems bioengineering in clinical medicine and biology.
Trauma Research Laboratory
Research at the Trauma Research Laboratory, led by Haytham Kaafarani, MD, MPH, targets critical aspects of early trauma care, focusing on clearly defined, high-impact goals.
Vocal Hyperfunction Clinical Research Center
The Vocal Hyperfunction Clinical Research Center explores methods and technologies to prevent, diagnose and treat vocal hyperfunction, which is associated with the most frequently occurring types of voice disorders.
Martin Yarmush, MD, PhD
Martin Yarmush, MD, PhD, is the founding director of the Center for Engineering in Medicine & Surgery. The research activities in Dr. Yarmush’s laboratory broadly address both scientific and engineering aspects of various challenging areas in biotechnology and clinical medicine.
#1 Research Hospital in America
Mass General is the #1 hospital in New England based on U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for 2022-2023.
Annual Research Funding
150+ staff members carry out basic science, outcomes and clinical research.
Research at the Mass General Department of Surgery
Research is a critical element of patient-care. When research advances are made, the lives of patients everywhere are directly impacted for the better.