Harvard Medical School
|Harvard Medical School|
|Dean||Jeffrey S. Flier|
|Location||Boston, Massachusetts, US|
Harvard Medical School (HMS) is the graduate medical school of Harvard University. It is located in the Longwood Medical Area of the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It has been ranked the #1 research medical school in the United States by U.S. News & World Report every year since the magazine began publishing medical school rankings.
The school has a large and distinguished faculty to support its missions of education, research, and clinical care. These faculty hold appointments in the basic science departments on the HMS Quadrangle, and in the clinical departments located in multiple Harvard-affiliated hospitals and institutions in Boston. There are approximately 2,900 full- and part-time voting faculty members consisting of assistant, associate, and full professors, and over 5,000 full or part-time, non-voting instructors.
The current dean of the medical school is Jeffrey S. Flier, an endocrinologist and the former Chief Academic Officer of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, who succeeded neurologist Joseph B. Martin, M.D., Ph.D on September 1, 2007.
The school is the third-oldest medical school in the United States (after Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons) and was founded by John Warren on September 19, 1782, with Benjamin Waterhouse, and Aaron Dexter. The first lectures were given in the basement of Harvard Hall and then in Holden Chapel. The first class, composed of two students, graduated in 1788.
It moved from Cambridge to 49 Marlborough Street in Boston in 1810. From 1816 to 1846, the school, known as Massachusetts Medical College of Harvard University, was located on Mason Street. In 1847 the school relocated to North Grove Street, and then to Copley Square in 1883.
The school moved to its current location on Longwood Avenue in 1906, where the "Great White Quadrangle" or HMS Quad with its five white marble buildings was established. The architect for the campus was the Boston firm of Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge.
The four major flagship teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School are Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Boston Children's Hospital
- Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Cambridge Health Alliance
- Center for Engineering in Medicine
- Dana–Farber Cancer Institute
- The Forsyth Institute
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
- Joslin Diabetes Center
- Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Massachusetts Mental Health Center
- McLean Hospital
- Mount Auburn Hospital
- Schepens Eye Research Institute
- Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
- VA Boston Healthcare System
- Hebrew Senior Life
Every winter, second year students at HMS write, direct, and perform a full-length musical parody of Harvard, their professors, and themselves. The year 2007 was the centennial performance as the Class of 2009 presented "Joseph Martin and the Amazing Technicolor White Coat" to sellout crowds at Roxbury Community College on February 22, 23, and 24.
Upon matriculation, medical students at Harvard Medical School are divided into five societies named after famous alumni. Each society has a master along with several associate society masters who serve as academic advisors to students. In the New Pathway program, students work in small group tutorials and lab sessions within their societies. Every year, the five societies compete in "Society Olympics" for the famed "Pink Flamingo" trophy in a series of events (e.g., dance-off, dodgeball, limbo contest) that test the unorthodox talents of the students in each society. The most recent champions are London (Class of 2015), London (Class of 2014) and Cannon (Class of 2013). London (HST) has won the competition most frequently.
- Francis Weld Peabody
- William Bosworth Castle
- Walter Bradford Cannon
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
- Irving M. London (Health Sciences and Technology, HST)
Partners Harvard Medical International
Harvard Medical School (HMS) has a medical-consulting arm, Partners Harvard Medical International (PHMI). PHMI has long-standing collaborative relationships with medical faculties at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the Lebanese American University (LAU) in Beirut, Lebanon. Other long-standing relationships include PHMI's work with Asan Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, and Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan. In 2007 PHMI began a 10‑year collaboration with Lebanese American University; in October 2009 LAU opened a new medical school with assistance from PHMI.
- John R. Adler - academic
- Robert B. Aird - academic
- Tenley Albright - figure skater
- David Altshuler - geneticist
- Harold Amos - microbiologist
- William French Anderson - geneticist
- Christian B. Anfinsen - biochemist, Nobel laureate
- Paul S. Appelbaum - academic
- Jerry Avorn - academic
- Babak Azizzadeh - Facial surgery specialist and surgeon for Mary Jo Buttafuoco after she was shot by Amy Fisher in 1992.
- Arie S. Belldegrun - director of the UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology and is Professor and Chief of Urologic Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine
- Rebecka Belldegrun - ophthalmologist and businesswoman
- Herbert Benson - cardiologist, author of The Relaxation Response
- Ira Black - neuroscientist and stem cell researcher who served as the first director of the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey.
- Roscoe Brady - biochemist
- Henry Bryant - physician
- Yōichi Takahashi - physician, music composer
- Rafael Campo - poet
- Ethan Canin - author
- Walter Bradford Cannon - physiologist
- William B. Castle - hematologist
- George C. S. Choate - physician
- Gilbert Chu - physician, biochemist
- Aram Chobanian - President of Boston University (2003–2005)
- Stanley Cobb - neurologist
- Ernest Codman - physician
- Albert Coons - physician, immunologist, Lasker Award winner
- Michael Crichton - author
- Harvey Cushing - renowned neurosurgeon
- Elliott Cutler - surgeon
- Hallowell Davis (1896–1992) - researcher of hearing, contributor to the invention of the electroencephalograph.
- Martin Delany - One of the first African Americans to attend, and the first African-American field officer in the United States. He was expelled after a faculty vote to end the admission of blacks.
- Fe del Mundo - pediatrician, first Filipino and possibly first woman admitted to HMS (1936)
- Allan S. Detsky - physician
- James Madison DeWolf - soldier; physician
- Peter Diamandis - entrepreneur
- Daniel DiLorenzo - entrepreneur; neurosurgeon; inventor
- Thomas Dwight - anatomist
- Lawrence Eron - infectious disease physician
- Edward Evarts - neuroscientist
- Sidney Farber - pathologist
- Paul Farmer - infectious disease physician; global health
- Jonathan Fielding - past president American College of Preventive Medicine; health administrator; academic
- Harvey V. Fineberg - academic administrator
- John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald - Mayor of Boston (1906–08; 1910–14)
- Thomas Fitzpatrick - dermatologist
- Judah Folkman - scientist
- Bill Frist - U.S. Senator (1995–2007)
- Atul Gawande - surgeon, author
- Charles Brenton Huggins - physician; physiologist; Nobel laureate
- George Lincoln Goodale - botanist
- Robert Goldwyn - surgeon, editor-in-chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for 25 years
- Ernest Gruening - Governor of the Alaska Territory (1939–53); U.S. Senator (1959–69)
- I. Kathleen Hagen - Murder suspect
- Dean Hamer - geneticist
- Alice Hamilton - first female faculty member at Harvard Medical School.
- J. Hartwell Harrison - surgeon - first kidney transplant, editor-in-chief of Campbell's Urology (4th ed.)
- Michael R. Harrison - pediatrician
- Bernadine Healy - Director of the National Institutes of Health (1991–93); CEO of the American Red Cross (1999–2001)
- Ronald A. Heifetz - academic
- Lawrence Joseph Henderson - biochemist
- David Ho - infectious disease physician
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. - physician; poet
- William James - philosopher
- Mildred Fay Jefferson Pro-Life Activist; first African American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School.
- Elliott P. Joslin - diabetolologist
- Nathan Cooley Keep - physician who founded the Harvard School of Dental Medicine
- Jim Kim - physician, global health leader, current President of the World Bank
- Melvin Konner - author and biological anthropologist
- Charles Krauthammer - columnist
- Daniel Laing, Jr. - One of the first African Americans to attend, and one of the first African American physicians. He was expelled after a faculty vote to end the admission of blacks, but finished his degree elsewhere.
- Philip J. Landrigan - epidemiologist and pediatrician
- Aristides Leão - biologist
- Philip Leder - geneticist
- Simon LeVay - neuroscientist
- Pam Ling - castmate on The Real World: San Francisco
- Joseph Lovell - Surgeon General of the U.S. Army (1818–36)
- Karl Menninger - psychiatrist
- John S. Meyer - physician
- Randell Mills - scientist
- Vamsi Mootha - systems biologist and geneticist
- Siddhartha Mukherjee - physician, author
- Joseph Murray - surgeon
- Joel Mark Noe - plastic surgeon
- Amos Nourse - U.S. Senator (1857)
- David Page - biologist
- Hiram Polk - academic
- Geoffrey Potts - academic
- Morton Prince - neurologist
- Jayantibhai Patel — Cardiothoracic surgeon
- Alexander Rich - biophysicist
- Oswald Hope Robertson - medical scientist
- Richard Starr Ross- Dean Emeritus of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Former President of the American Heart Association.
- Wilfredo Santa-Gómez - author
- George E. Shambaugh, Jr. -Otolaryngologist
- Alfred Sommer - academic
- Philip Solomon (psychiatrist) - academic
- Paul Spangler - Naval surgeon and record setting Senior Long distance runner
- Samuel L. Stanley - 5th President of Stony Brook University, academic, physician, biomedical researcher
- Felicia Stewart - physician
- Lubert Stryer - academic; coauthor of Biochemistry
- Yellapragada Subbarow - biochemist
- James B. Sumner - chemist
- Helen B. Taussig - cardiologist; helped develop Blalock–Taussig shunt
- John Templeton, Jr. - president of the John Templeton Foundation
- E. Donnall Thomas - physician
- Lewis Thomas - essayist
- Abby Howe Turner - academic
- Richard Urman - physician
- George Eman Vaillant - psychiatrist
- Mark Vonnegut - author; pediatrician
- Joseph Warren - soldier
- Andrew Weil - proponent of alternative medicine
- Paul Dudley White - cardiologist
- Robert J. White - neurosurgeon (Performed first monkey head transplant in the 1970s)
- Patrisha Zobel de Ayala - Chairman of World Medical Association, surgeon, anesthesiologist, neurologist, medical researcher
- Charles F. Winslow - early atomic theorist
- Leonard Wood - Chief of Staff of the United States Army ; Governor-General of the Philippines
- Louis Tompkins Wright - researcher, practitioner, first black Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Chairman of NAACP
- David Wu - Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1999–2011)
- Jeffries Wyman - anatomist
- Yang Huanming - academic
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