Why Choose BIDMC?

BIDMC is one of the nation's preeminent academic medical centers. As an institution, it is committed to excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and education and to the health and wellness of our patients and our communities. Each year U.S. News & World Report ranks BIDMC as a "Best Hospital" in multiple specialties.

BIDMC's 1,250 full-time physicians constitute almost a quarter of Harvard Medical School's faculty. As a training hospital, BIDMC is committed to training the next generation of doctors and have raised medical education to a higher level with a uniquely strong and deep program that attracts top faculty and residents. Learning flourishes within the medical center's hallways, as students learn from the best of the best in an open environment that produces leaders of tomorrow.

BIDMC is also the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox, a partnership that promotes BIDMC’s community outreach and provides joint sponsorship for a youth scholarship program. BIDMC employees are eligible for $5, first-come-first-serve tickets to Red Sox games as well as volunteer opportunities at Red Sox-BIDMC sponsored community health events.

Department of Medicine

In the words of Department Chair Dr. Mark Zeidel, "We train residents and fellows to provide the type of care they would want their families to have: compassionate, comprehensive, high quality and cutting edge." With 300 diverse trainees, the Department of Medicine supports the graduate medical education of clinicians, teachers and investigators.

BIDMC's Department of Medicine

Led by an outstanding team of nationally prominent educators, the department provides highly innovative and effective residency and fellowship training programs, exceptional CME courses and teaching for Harvard medical students. The department has over 400 full-time faculty members. Among them are members of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The department is highly regarded throughout Harvard Medical School for its teaching, and its faculty has garnered more teaching awards in recent years than any other department in the school. The department is proud to be part of a hospital that values education and is home to the Shapiro Institute for Medical Education as well as the first fully-accredited hospital-based simulation center.

Division of Rheumatology

The health care professionals in the Division of Rheumatology provide comprehensive services that involve a team of rheumatologists, fellows, rheumatology nurses and nurse practitioners. Faculty in our division have been named among the best in Boston and include recognized leaders in research and clinical care. Particular areas of expertise include systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, myositis, scleroderma and autoinflammatory disease. Children's Hospital of Boston serves as an affiliate site of training, providing trainees with exposure to pediatric rheumatology.

The division has an active basic and clinical research program in the field of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with over 6,000 square feet of bench space. Present funding exceeds 3.0 million dollars annually.

Division of Rheumatology  Rheumatology Fellowship