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The Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is recognized around the world for setting standards for excellence in surgical patient care, as well as training the next generation of surgeons and spearheading groundbreaking research. We perform thousands of life-transforming surgical procedures each year and pioneer surgical techniques that improve quality of life for patients worldwide.
Our department, known for its collaborative approach, integrates the needs of the patient and family with the team of Brigham specialists required for each treatment plan. We work as one dedicated team to provide the highest quality, most individually focused care for our patients. Our highly regarded surgical subspecialties—organized into 12 divisions—provide a full complement of surgical services at multiple locations throughout eastern Massachusetts.
Welcome video message from Gerard Doherty, MD, surgeon-in-chief, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH) at the Brigham advances the science of surgical care delivery by studying effectiveness, quality, equity and value at the population level, and develops surgeon-scientists committed to excellence in these areas. The CSPH Global Health Surgery program is a research program that addresses the critical issues of surgical access, quality and outcomes in resource-poor settings, with a focus on improving systems of care and developing infrastructure for the sustainable delivery of surgical care.
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