We draw upon the nearly 12,000 faculty from Harvard Medical School to design and deliver the best programs in genetics, health care policy, advances in biomedical science, patient care, and more

Our program faculty teams are comprised of academics and practitioners who are global leaders in their respective fields. In addition to the involvement of HMS faculty, programs are taught and led by scholars from Schools across Harvard University, and by business and science leaders at the forefront of breakthrough innovations in health care.

Learn about some of the great minds that teach in our programs:
  • Genetics & Precision Medicine

    George Church, PhD, Director of U.S. Department of Energy Technology Center; Director of National Institutes of Health Center of Excellence in Genomic Science; Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School

    Sekar Kathiresan, MD,  Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Initiative at the Broad Institute; Co-Director of the Medical and Population Genetics Program; Director of the Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

    Calum MacRae, MD, PhD, Vice Chair for Scientific Innovation in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital; Associate Member at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT; Principal Faculty Member at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute; Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School

    Matthew (Matt) Might, PhD, Director of the Hugh Kaul Personalized Medicine Institute at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine; Hugh Kaul Endowed Chair of Precision Medicine; Professor of Internal Medicine and Computer Science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; Faculty in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School 

    Arlene Sharpe, MD, PhD, Co-Director of Evergrande Center for Immunologic Diseases at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital; Co-Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School; George Fabyan Professor of Comparative Pathology; Leader of the Cancer Immunology Program at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center; Associate Member at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard 

    Ramnik Xavier, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital; Core Institute Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Co-Director of the Broad's Infectious Disease and Microbiome Program; Director of the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital; Co-Director of the Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics at MIT; Kurt Isselbacher Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

  • Data & Digital Health Tools

    John Brownstein, PhD, Chief Innovation Office at Boston Children's Hospital; Co-Investigator on the NIH-funded BD2K PIC-SURE Center of Excellence at Department of Biomedial Informatics at Harvard Medical School; Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital; Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School

    John Halamka, MS, MD, Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; International Health Care Innovation Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chairman of New England Health Electronic Data Interchange Network (NEHEN); CEO of MA-SHARE (the Regional Health Information Organization); Chair of the U.S. Health Care Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP); Emergency Medicine Physician 

    Isaac (Zak) Kohane, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics; Marion V. Nelson Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School

    Katherine Liao, MD, Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Rheumatology Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Clinical Investigator and Practicing Rheumatologist; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School

  • Health Care Policy & Economics

    Sree Chaguturu, MD,  Vice President of Population Health Officer at Partners HealthCare; Chief Medical Officer of Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization at Partners HealthCare; Internal Medicine and Primary Care Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital; Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School

    Michael Chernew, PhD,  Director of Healthcare Markets and Regulation (HMR) Lab in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School; Leonard D. Schaeffer Professo rof Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School; Member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisors and of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT); Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research 

    Anupam Jena, MD, PhD, Physician in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research; Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School

    Ronald Kessler, PhD, Principal Investigator of the US National Comorbidity Survey; Co-Director of the World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Survey Initiative; Principal Investigator of the Harvard Medical School site for Army STARRS; McNeil Family Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School

    Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, Hospitalist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Associate Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine at Harvard Medical School

    Zirui Song, MD, PhD, Internal Medicine Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Editor of Healthcare; Editorial Board of PLOS Medicine; Faculty Affiliate in the Center for Primary Care at Harvard Medical School; Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School

  • The Patient Experience & Real World Care

    Mara Bloom, JD, Executive Director of Administration at Massachusetts General Cancer Center

    Vincent Chiang, MD, Chief of Inpatient Services for the Department of Medicine (DOM) at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH); Associate Chief of Inpatient Medicine in the Division of General Pediatrics at BCH; Senior Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine; Secretary-Treasurer for the Physicians' Organization at BCH; Hospitalist in the Emergency Department at BCH; Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School

    Gene Green, MD, President and CEO of South Shore Health; Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Tufts University School

    Margaret Hayes, MD, Pulmonary Disease Specialist at Beth Israel Medical Center (BIDMC); Director of Medical Critical Care Education at BIDMC; Director for External Education in the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research; Director of the Intensive Care Medicine Clerkship to CME; Assistant Professor of Medicine at BIDMC; Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School

    David Levine, MA, MD, Practicing General Internist and Clinician-Investigator at Brigham and Women's Health and Harvard Medical School; Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School

    Jim O'Connell, MD, President of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program; Editor of the Health Care of Homeless Persons: A Manual of Communicable Diseases and Common Problems in Shelters and on the Streets; Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

    Linnea OlsonA patient advocate and activist, who is outliving lung cancer