Brigham and Women's Hospital

Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), world-renowned in virtually every area of adult medicine, is a 777 bed teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Consistently ranked by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals, BWH’s leadership in state-of-the-art treatments and technologies, patient- and family-focused care, patient quality and safety, and biomedical breakthroughs have improved the health of people around the world.

Brigham and Women’s has deep and rich roots in medicine that date back to 1832. Home to the first use of anesthesia in childbirth, modern neurosurgery, the first test tube fertilization of a human ovum, the first successful human organ transplantation, and first successful mitral valve surgery, BWH continues to advance medicine on all fronts, with centers of excellence in cardiovascular care, neurosciences, orthopedic and arthritis care, and women’s health. In addition, the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center has one of the largest cancer research and clinical care programs in the country.

A top recipient of research grants from the National Institutes of Health – with an annual research budget of more than $485 million – BWH is internationally known for its clinical, translational, bench, and population-based research studies, including the landmark Nurses Health Study, Physicians Health Studies, and the Women's Health Initiative. Our dedication to medical education has fostered some of the most sought-after residency programs in the United States. 

Located in the heart of Boston’s renowned Longwood Medical Area, right next to Harvard Medical School, BWH also provides care at Faulkner Hospital and community health centers in Boston, and satellite locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts. The hospital’s active International Program serves patients from countries around the world.
BWH has been one of the two hospitals receiving the most National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among independent hospitals in the United States.


Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis St.
Boston MA, 02115

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