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With your support, our physicians, researchers, nurses, administrators, and staff are able to provide patients today with the most advanced personalized care and explore new treatment options for the future through research. We invite you to learn more about the many ways your generosity is put to work with programs, patients, and research projects at BIDMC that matter to you.

Breaking Down Walls

Tom Delbanco, M.D.Tom Delbanco, M.D.

Despite graduating from Harvard College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Tom Delbanco, M.D., has only one framed diploma hanging on his office wall at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The modest certificate marks his chief residency at New York City’s Harlem Hospital center, which historically has been a safety net to meet the healthcare needs of a diverse and economically disadvantaged community.

Risks and Rewards

Nadine Tung, M.D.

Nadine Tung, M.D.

Alana Kapust always suspected her chances of getting breast or ovarian cancer one day were high. Her aunt passed away from ovarian cancer at age 34. Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer around the same time and battled second and third rounds of the disease years later. After her mother and grandfather both tested positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation, they encouraged Kapust to be screened for the cancer-causing abnormality, which can be passed down through generations. When her tests also came back positive, Kapust sought the guidance of Nadine Tung, M.D., director of the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Heart-Earned Results 

Peter J. Zimetbaum, M.D., Robert Yeh, M.D., M.Sc., Jeffrey Popma, M.D., Duane Pinto, M.D., M.P.H.

Duane Pinto, M.D., Jeff Popma, M.D.While the phrase “heart attack victim” might conjure up an image of an overweight, middle-aged man clutching his chest, the reality today is far different. Widespread initiatives to reduce smoking and poor eating habits over the last decade have actually lowered heart attack rates in patients middle-aged and younger. Instead, the heart attack victims rushed into emergency departments across the country now tend to be significantly older, more frail—and consequently more difficult to treat.

BIDMC Perspectives 

Mitchell T. Rabkin, M.D.

Mitch Rabkin, M.D.This year marks three momentous anniversaries for our institution: New England Deaconess Hospital’s 120th, Beth Israel Hospital’s 100th, and BIDMC’s 20th. In this special Anniversary Leadership Spotlight series, we are asking influential leaders at the medical center to reflect on our potent history and how this foundation has put us in a position of strength for the future.

Teach Your Doctors Well

Epsteins’ lead $1M gift launches fellowship in minimally invasive urologic surgery

Andrew Wagner, M.D.Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been performing advanced minimally invasive urologic surgery for more than 10 years. During this time, thanks to high-quality surgeons and a strong educational core, the program has skyrocketed to become a leader in the field, pioneering new techniques and treating patients who otherwise might not receive care. Now, with a little help from the patients they serve, the Division of Urology is adding a critical new piece to its repertoire that will help attract leading surgical trainees from around the country and further bolster BIDMC’s already nationally recognized program.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue (OV)
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-667-7330
Fax: 617-667-7340
development@bidmc.harvard.edu

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