Boston, MA 02215
Providing World-Class Surgical Care
The roots of the Harvard Surgical Service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center reach back to 1864, establishing it as one of the oldest academic programs in the nation.
Our department has an explicit mission to provide advanced surgical care of the very highest quality to those in need, improve health through innovation and discovery, and prepare future leaders in American surgery.
While surgery has always been about embracing the pursuit of excellence, it is not simply about individual excellence. Surgery is about establishing systems of excellence — inside and outside the operating room. It is about teamwork, partnership, and collaboration. In all these endeavors, our culture fosters inquisitiveness and innovation as the best route to new pathways that excite the imagination and dramatically alter the landscape of care for the surgical patient. We are forever guided by our commitment to ensure caring, trusting, and collaborative relationships with our patients.
World Class Surgical Care, Research, and Education
To be successful in all that we do, we are a diverse community who hail from countries around the world. We embrace diversity because differences enrich us — through multiple perspectives from which to address the challenges that face us, by enabling us to provide culturally sensitive care for our increasingly diverse community, and by reminding us that there are many pathways to our shared dreams and destinations.
Pioneering Care in Neurosurgery
Our Division of Neurosurgery provides state-of-the-art evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care for adults with a broad range of conditions affecting the brain and spine.
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Advancing Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Our Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers the full spectrum of services, including reconstructive surgery for trauma or cancer patients, lymphatic surgery, microsurgery, hand surgery, and cosmetic surgery.Learn more about our patient care
Providing a Collaborative Approach for Airway Problems
Our Chest Disease Center provides a multidisciplinary approach, involving thoracic surgeons and interventional pulmonologists, to improve the care and outcomes of our patients with a broad range of airway conditions.Learn more about our Chest Disease Center
Improving Care of Vascular Problems
Our Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery provides comprehensive evaluation and care of all disorders of the circulatory system, including arteries and veins.Learn more about our patient care
Training Surgical Leaders
The Department of Surgery at BIDMC is affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Our training programs produce the next generation of surgical leaders and innovators.
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Building on a Long History
Since its origins in the 1860s under the leadership of David Williams Cheever, MD, the Department of Surgery at BIDMC has been a preeminent center of surgical care, training, and research.Learn more about our history
Trailblazing Techniques in Cardiac Surgery
Our Division of Cardiac Surgery provides comprehensive, personalized care, and excellent outcomes, for patients with conditions affecting the heart muscle, valves, and arteries.Learn more about our patient care
Pioneering Research to Improve Surgical Care and Outcomes
Our basic, clinical, and translational research programs are dedicated to improving surgical care and finding innovative ways to enhance recovery. We rank fifth nationally among academic surgery departments for research funding.
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For an inside look at the Department of Surgery, read our latest issue of Inside Surgery.
The Department of Surgery conducts an active, diverse program of basic, clinical, and translational research supported in part by more than $21 million in federal grants and gifts from philanthropic organizations.
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