Department of Surgery at BIDMC

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.

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Surgery Publications

Inside Surgery Spring/Summer 2018

For an inside look at the Department of Surgery, read our latest issue of Inside Surgery

Surgery Research Report

The Department of Surgery conducts an active, diverse program of basic, clinical, and translational research supported in part by nearly $27 million in federal grants and gifts from philanthropic organizations.