Surgery at BIDMC
Committed to outstanding surgical care, research, and education
Since our 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. Our
mission is to provide advanced surgical care of the very highest quality to
those in need, to improve health through innovation and discovery, and prepare
future leaders in American surgery.
Our surgeons are committed to uncompromising excellence, but
strive to keep healthcare human by fostering caring, trusting, and
collaborative relationships with our patients. We care for our patients at
BIDMC and across our community, in partnered and affiliated hospitals, through
integrated multidisciplinary teams.
translational and clinical research programs are dedicated to closing ingenuity
gaps that exist in the care of our patients. We embrace interdisciplinary
collaborations, which foster close connections between bench and bedside and
accelerate clinical trials of promising technologies to improve human health
We produce the country's future surgical leaders: Master surgeons who will provide extraordinary care, embrace challenges, solve problems, question, create, and innovate. We are committed to nurturing skilled humanistic clinicians and educators who see with their mind and not simply their eyes, surgeons who will cross boundaries to identify new solutions to currently intractable problems.