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Transforming healthcare globally. Together.

Partners HealthCare International® (PHI) is the academically-based global arm of Partners HealthCare, one of the leading non-profit health care systems in the U.S. Partners HealthCare was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the two oldest and largest teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School. We have partnered with health care systems and health-related academic institutions in more than 40 countries focusing on co-developing custom solutions to effect sustainable change, so that communities across the globe have access to an ever higher standard of care.

Insights from our Thought Leaders                                                                    

Dr. Mudge presenting to a group of Chinese physicians  

"PHI serves to develop relationships that don’t emphasize just research or clinical capabilities, but call into play the entire strengths of Partners Healthcare where the system rather than a single individual is really the prize”
Gilbert H. Mudge, Jr., MD
  President and CEO, Partners HealthCare International
  Vice President for International Programs, Partners



Education and Training Services

Dr. Aretz speaking with a medical student in Germany“PHI does not believe in exporting its model.  We believe in taking our model and the benchmarks that we’ve learned over the years, taking those experiences that we’ve had, and translating them into a new model that fits the local culture, environment and resources”
- H. Thomas Aretz, MD
  Vice President, Global Programs

Transforming a Medical Education System in Lebanon


Health Care Improvement Services

Dr. Mehta during a Strategy meeting “What is the biggest pull people have to PHI? Knowledge. That knowledge translates into the advice. It translates into the education. It translates into the research collaborations. It translates into healthcare delivery”
Mehul Mehta, MBBS, MS, MA
  Vice President, Strategy and Global Programs

Fostering Rapid Advances in Quality for a National Integrated Healthcare System

 International Patient Care Services

Ed McCarthy speaking with a member of a patient referral organization in China “PHI is a conduit to the expertise of one of the most successful integrated academic medical systems in the world. Whether you are a patient coming for surgery or a hospital organization trying to figure out how to start a new cardiac program, we have specialists in those areas” 
- Edwin McCarthy, MS, MPA
  Vice President, International Patient Services

Read a paper about medical travel co-written by Mr.McCarthy



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International Nurses Day: Care Effective, Cost Effective

Learn how nurses at Partners hospitals and Partners International are working to elevate the nursing profession across the globe and support nurses as a global force for change in health care.

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In-Country Contacts

We have local experts working in several countries who are available to discuss the specific needs and challenges within your market.



Middle East