Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a major research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and ranks fourth among independent hospitals nationwide in National Institutes of Health funding. Through close collaboration with other departments at the medical center and at Harvard Medical School, the department has a varied and prolific research program.
Our accomplishments and research reflect the diversity that is valued in our department. We are very proud of our clinical, basic science, public health, and educational research projects. Our interdepartmental collaborative efforts are the basis of successful research developments, as they allow significant advances in our understanding of disease and the delivery of health care. Our collaborations on the pathogenesis of preeclampsia have led to exciting basic research findings and potential new clinical therapies.
The department also places special emphasis on epidemiology and public health policy as it relates to women's health both in the United States and internationally. Additionally, the department is a leader in the national effort to improve patient safety. Our training program in simulated minimally invasive surgery in the
Carl J. Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center is world-renowned. Finally, in concert with Harvard Medical School, the department is a leader in educational research in women's health.