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.
Hope Ricciotti, M.D.
Over her 20-year career at BIDMC, Hope Ricciotti, M.D., chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has amassed a wide range of expertise. Her quest for knowledge is aided by her vast breadth of work extending from helping women establish best practices for health during pregnancy, to educating future generations of ob/gyn clinicians, to improving clinical and administrative workflow for her colleagues.
Of One Mind
Clifford B. Saper, Ph.D., and Richard Schilder
In her husband's memory, Joan Schilder, a BIDMC overseer emeritus, established Schilder Family Neuroscience Endowment Fund to provide support for neuroscience research at BIDMC. When Joan passed away in 2012, she left a $1.2 million bequest through her estate to the endowment and the BIDMC Annual Fund. Inspired by his parents’ giving, their son Richard recently contributed an additional $125,000 to the endowment and the Annual Fund.
Innovate and Deliver
Lauge Sokol-Hessner, M.D., John Halamka, M.D., Sarah Moravick, M.B.A., Daniel Talmor, M.D., Pamela Peck, Psy.D.
On the surface, a hospital’s mission seems pretty straightforward: provide the best health care possible. But delve beneath the surface, and the provision of care is a complex, multifaceted process that must evolve to keep pace with medical progress and the needs of patients and their families.
Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D., and Bonnie Wong, Ph.D.
A revolutionary new program at BIDMC—affectionately called a gym for your brain—promotes brain health through personalized “workout routines” designed to keep each patient’s cognitive function nimble, fit, and active. Just as physical activity keeps your body healthy and better equipped to recuperate following injury, the Brain Fit Club uses cognitive training to help aging brains stay healthy and injured brains heal faster.
Jayne Carvelli Sheehan
Boston MedFlight (BMF) is a small non-profit organization that does extraordinary things—not the least of which is bring together six elite Boston-area hospitals to put all competition aside to deliver the best possible care for their most seriously ill and injured patients. For the last three decades, BMF has been in the business of providing sophisticated critical care transportation for about 3,000 patients each year, but unlike other organizations offering these services, it was founded by a unique consortium of medical centers—including BIDMC.