Harvard Medical School
Overview
Harvard Medical School (HMS) is the graduate medical school
Medical school
A medical school is a tertiary educational institution—or part of such an institution—that teaches medicine. Degree programs offered at medical schools often include Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Bachelor/Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, master's degree, or other post-secondary...

 of Harvard University
Harvard University
Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation chartered in the country...

. It is located in the Longwood Medical Area of the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

HMS is home (as of Fall 2006) to 616 students in the M.D.
Doctor of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine is a doctoral degree for physicians. The degree is granted by medical schools...

 program, 435 in the Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated as Ph.D., PhD, D.Phil., or DPhil , in English-speaking countries, is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities...

 program, and 155 in the M.D.-Ph.D program. HMS' M.D.-Ph.D program allows a student to receive an M.D. from HMS and a Ph.D from either Harvard or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.Founded in 1861 in...

 (see Medical Scientist Training Program
Medical Scientist Training Program
Medical Scientist Training Programs are combined M.D. and Ph.D. graduate degree programs offered by a small number of United States medical schools with financial support from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences , in recognition of the increasing need for scientists to bridge the...

).
Encyclopedia
Harvard Medical School (HMS) is the graduate medical school
Medical school
A medical school is a tertiary educational institution—or part of such an institution—that teaches medicine. Degree programs offered at medical schools often include Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Bachelor/Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, master's degree, or other post-secondary...

 of Harvard University
Harvard University
Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation chartered in the country...

. It is located in the Longwood Medical Area of the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

HMS is home (as of Fall 2006) to 616 students in the M.D.
Doctor of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine is a doctoral degree for physicians. The degree is granted by medical schools...

 program, 435 in the Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated as Ph.D., PhD, D.Phil., or DPhil , in English-speaking countries, is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities...

 program, and 155 in the M.D.-Ph.D program. HMS' M.D.-Ph.D program allows a student to receive an M.D. from HMS and a Ph.D from either Harvard or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.Founded in 1861 in...

 (see Medical Scientist Training Program
Medical Scientist Training Program
Medical Scientist Training Programs are combined M.D. and Ph.D. graduate degree programs offered by a small number of United States medical schools with financial support from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences , in recognition of the increasing need for scientists to bridge the...

). Prospective students apply to one of two tracks to the M.D. degree. New Pathway, the larger of the two programs, emphasizes problem-based learning
Problem-based learning
Problem-based learning is a student-centered pedagogy in which students learn about a subject in the context of complex, multifaceted, and realistic problems...

. HST, operated by the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Founded in 1970, the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, or HST, is one of the oldest and largest biomedical engineering and physician-scientist training programs in the United States and the longest-standing functional collaboration between Harvard University and the...

, emphasizes medical research.

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
Harvard University
Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation chartered in the country...

-affiliated hospital
Hospital
A hospital is a health care institution providing patient treatment by specialized staff and equipment. Hospitals often, but not always, provide for inpatient care or longer-term patient stays....

s 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. HMS is currently ranked first among American research medical schools by U.S. News and World Report, and ranked 20th among research medical schools in the amount of competitive grants received from the NIH.

The current dean of the medical school is Dr. Jeffrey S. Flier, an endocrinologist and the former Chief Academic Officer of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts is a major flagship teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. It was formed out of the 1996 merger of Beth Israel Hospital and New England Deaconess Hospital...

, who succeeded neurologist Joseph B. Martin
Joseph B. Martin
Joseph Boyd Martin, is currently Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. Previous to that, he served as the Dean of Harvard Medical School before stepping down on June 30, 2007.- Career :...

, M.D., Ph.D on September 1, 2007. Sanjiv Chopra, M.B.B.S, MACP is the Faculty Dean for the Continuing Education Department.

History

The school is the third oldest medical school in the U.S. and was founded by Dr. John Warren
John Warren (surgeon)
John Warren was a Continental Army surgeon during the American Revolutionary War, founder of the Harvard Medical School and the younger brother of Joseph Warren.-Early life:...

 on September 19, 1782 with Benjamin Waterhouse
Benjamin Waterhouse
Benjamin Waterhouse was a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School...

, and Aaron Dexter. The first lectures were given in the basement of Harvard Hall and then in Holden Chapel
Holden Chapel
Holden Chapel is a small building in Harvard Yard on the campus of Harvard University. Completed in 1744, it is the third oldest building at Harvard and one of the oldest college buildings in America.-Early history:In December 1741, Mrs...

. The first class, composed of two students, graduated in 1788.
It moved from Cambridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Greater Boston area. It was named in honor of the University of Cambridge in England, an important center of the Puritan theology embraced by the town's founders. Cambridge is home to two of the world's most prominent...

 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 medical 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
Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge
Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge was a successful architecture firm based in Boston, Massachusetts, operating between 1886 and 1915, with extensive commissions in monumental civic and collegiate architecture in the spirit and style of Henry Hobson Richardson....

.

The three major flagship teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School are Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts is a major flagship teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. It was formed out of the 1996 merger of Beth Israel Hospital and New England Deaconess Hospital...

, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital is the largest hospital of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area in Boston, Massachusetts. It is directly adjacent to Harvard Medical School of which it is the second largest teaching affiliate with 793 beds...

 and Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital is a teaching hospital and biomedical research facility in the West End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts...

.

Teaching affiliates

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts is a major flagship teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. It was formed out of the 1996 merger of Beth Israel Hospital and New England Deaconess Hospital...

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Brigham and Women's Hospital is the largest hospital of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area in Boston, Massachusetts. It is directly adjacent to Harvard Medical School of which it is the second largest teaching affiliate with 793 beds...

  • Cambridge Health Alliance
    Cambridge Health Alliance
    Cambridge Health Alliance is a healthcare system in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston, Massachusetts' metro-north communities and one of the academic teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School....

  • Center for Engineering in Medicinehttp://cem.sbi.org
  • Children's Hospital Boston
    Children's Hospital Boston
    Children's Hospital Boston is a 396-licensed bed children's hospital in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area of Boston, Massachusetts.At 300 Longwood Avenue, Children's is adjacent both to its teaching affiliate, Harvard Medical School, and to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute...

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Dana–Farber Cancer Institute is part of a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute. It is a major affiliate of Harvard Medical School and is located in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston, Massachusetts.-Overview:...

  • The Forsyth Institute
    The Forsyth Institute
    Forsyth Institute is one of the leading centers for dental and craniofacial research in the world. It is located in the Fenway area of Boston close to the Museum of Fine Arts and adjacent to Northeastern University. It was once an infirmary for Pediatric Dental Care in Boston...

  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Joslin Diabetes Center
    Joslin Diabetes Center
    Joslin Diabetes Center is the world’s largest diabetes research center, diabetes clinic, and provider of diabetes education. It is located in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Among the Harvard Medical School Affiliated institutions, Joslin is unique in its sole...

  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, known locally as Mass. Eye and Ear, is a specialty hospital providing patient care for disorders of the eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Founded in 1824, MEEI is an international leader in Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology research and a teaching partner of...

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital is a teaching hospital and biomedical research facility in the West End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts...

  • Massachusetts Mental Health Center
    Massachusetts Mental Health Center
    Massachusetts Mental Health Center is a historic building at 74 Fenwood Road in Boston, Massachusetts.The center was built in 1912 as Boston Psychopathic Hospital by Taylor Kendall and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994....

  • McLean Hospital
    McLean Hospital
    McLean Hospital is a psychiatric hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.It is noted for its clinical staff expertise and ground-breaking neuroscience research...

  • Mount Auburn Hospital
    Mount Auburn Hospital
    Mount Auburn Hospital is a hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1886 as the first hospital in Cambridge, and is currently affiliated with Harvard Medical School.-External links:*...

  • Schepens Eye Research Institute
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
    Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
    The Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is a 196-bed rehabilitation teaching hospital located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the official teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the main campus of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network...

  • VA Boston Healthcare System
    VA Boston Healthcare System
    The VA Boston Healthcare System is a set of hospitals run by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in the Greater Boston area. It comprises nine campuses, with three major medical centers in Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, and Brockton....


Second Year Show

Every winter, second year students at HMS write, direct and perform a full length musical parody, lampooning Harvard, their professors, and themselves. 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.

Societies

Upon matriculation, medical students at Harvard Medical School are divided into five societies named after famous HMS 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 in a series of events (e.g. dance-off, dodgeball, limbo contest) that test the unorthodox talents of the students in each society. In 2010, Cannon Society possessed the Pink Flamingo temporarily, seemingly finally breaking HST's long winning streak. HST, however, proved to still be The Best society on May 6, 2011, at the Class of 2014 Society Olympics.
  • Francis Weld Peabody
  • William Bosworth Castle
    William B. Castle (hematologist)
    William Bosworth Castle was an eminent American physician and physiologist who transformed hematology from a "descriptive art to a dynamic interdisciplinary science."-Work:...

  • Walter Bradford Cannon
    Walter Bradford Cannon
    Walter Bradford Cannon, M.D. was an American physiologist, professor and chairman of the Department of Physiology at Harvard Medical School. He coined the term fight or flight response, and he expanded on Claude Bernard's concept of homeostasis...

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was an American physician, professor, lecturer, and author. Regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century, he is considered a member of the Fireside Poets. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat...

  • Irving M. London (Health Sciences and Technology (HST)
    Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
    Founded in 1970, the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, or HST, is one of the oldest and largest biomedical engineering and physician-scientist training programs in the United States and the longest-standing functional collaboration between Harvard University and the...

    )

Notable alumni

  • John R. Adler
    John R. Adler
    John R. Adler M.D. is a neurosurgeon, the Dorothy and Thye King Chan Endowed Professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and Vice Chair for Innovation and Technology in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.Clinically, Dr. Adler...

     - academic
  • Robert B. Aird
    Robert B. Aird
    Robert Burns Aird , an American educator and physician, founded the department of neurology at the University of California at San Francisco...

     - academic
  • Tenley Albright
    Tenley Albright
    Tenley Emma Albright, M.D. is an American figure skater. She is the 1956 Olympic champion in Ladies' Singles, 1952 Olympic silver medalist, the 1953 & 1955 World Champion, the 1953 & 1955 North American champion, and the 1952–1956 U.S...

     - figure skater
  • Harold Amos
    Harold Amos
    Harold Amos was an American microbiologist and professor. He taught at Harvard Medical School for nearly fifty years and was the first African American department chair of the school. He also inspired hundreds of minorities to become medical doctors.Amos was born in Pennsauken, New Jersey. He...

     - microbiologist
  • William French Anderson
    William French Anderson
    William French Anderson, M.D. is a U.S. physician, geneticist and molecular biologist. He is considered a pioneer of gene therapy. He graduated from Harvard College in 1958 and from Harvard Medical School in 1963...

     - geneticist
  • Christian B. Anfinsen
    Christian B. Anfinsen
    Christian Boehmer Anfinsen, Jr. was an American biochemist. He shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Stanford Moore and William Howard Stein for work on ribonuclease, especially concerning the connection between the amino acid sequence and the biologically active conformation...

     - chemist
  • Paul S. Appelbaum
    Paul S. Appelbaum
    Paul Stuart Appelbaum is an American psychiatrist, and an expert on legal and ethical issues in medicine and psychiatry.-Biography:...

     - academic
  • Jerry Avorn
    Jerry Avorn
    Jerome "Jerry" Lewis Avorn, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital...

     - academic
  • Herbert Benson
    Herbert Benson
    Herbert Benson, M.D. , is an American cardiologist and founder of the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He graduated from Wesleyan University and Harvard Medical School....

     - cardiologist
  • Ira Black
    Ira Black
    Ira Barrie Black was an American physician and neuroscientist who was an advocate of stem cell research and was the first director of the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School which was created to advance research in the field.-Early life and education:Born in the...

     (1941–2006) - neuroscientist
    Neuroscientist
    A neuroscientist is an individual who studies the scientific field of neuroscience or any of its related sub-fields...

     and stem cell
    Stem cell
    This article is about the cell type. For the medical therapy, see Stem Cell TreatmentsStem cells are biological cells found in all multicellular organisms, that can divide and differentiate into diverse specialized cell types and can self-renew to produce more stem cells...

     researcher who served as the first director of the Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey.
  • Roscoe Brady
    Roscoe Brady
    Roscoe O. Brady M.D., is a senior investigator at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a part of the National Institute of Health, USA, where he is currently the chief of the Developmental and Metabolic Neurology Branch. Brady graduated from Pennsylvania State University and...

     - biochemist
  • Henry Bryant
    Henry Bryant
    Henry Bryant was an American physician and naturalist. He was the grandfather of Henry Bryant Bigelow.-Biography:Bryant was born in Boston, and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1843...

     - physician
  • Rafael Campo
    Rafael Campo (poet)
    Rafael Campo is an American poet, doctor, and author.-Life:He graduated from Amherst College and Harvard Medical School. He practices medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts...

     - poet
  • Ethan Canin
    Ethan Canin
    Ethan Andrew Canin is an American author, educator, and physician. He is a member of the faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa....

     - author
  • Walter Bradford Cannon
    Walter Bradford Cannon
    Walter Bradford Cannon, M.D. was an American physiologist, professor and chairman of the Department of Physiology at Harvard Medical School. He coined the term fight or flight response, and he expanded on Claude Bernard's concept of homeostasis...

     - physiologist
  • William B. Castle
    William B. Castle (hematologist)
    William Bosworth Castle was an eminent American physician and physiologist who transformed hematology from a "descriptive art to a dynamic interdisciplinary science."-Work:...

     - hematologist
  • George C. S. Choate
    George C. S. Choate
    George Cheyne Shattuck Choate was a physician and the founder of a psychiatric sanatorium.-Biography:He was born at Salem, Massachusetts on March 30, 1827, to Margaret Manning Hodges and George Choate....

     - physician
  • Gilbert Chu
    Gilbert Chu
    Gilbert Chu is a Chinese American Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at the Stanford Medical School.He graduated from Garden City High School in New York in 1963. He received a B.A. in Physics from Princeton University in 1967, a Ph.D. in Physics from M.I.T. in 1973, and an M.D. from Harvard...

     - physician, biochemist
  • Aram Chobanian
    Aram Chobanian
    Aram V. Chobanian was president ad interim of Boston University from 2003 until June 9, 2005, when, in recognition of Chobanian’s work, the Board of Trustees voted to remove “ad interim” from his title and designate him the ninth president of Boston University. He had succeeded controversial B.U...

     - President of Boston University (2003–2005)
  • Stanley Cobb
    Stanley Cobb
    -External links:* can be found at The Center for the History of Medicine at the Countway Library, Harvard Medical School....

     - neurologist
  • Ernest Codman - physician
  • Albert Coons
    Albert Coons
    Albert Hewett Coons, M.D. was an American physician, pathologist, and immunologist. He was the first person to conceptualize and develop immunofluorescent techniques for labeling antibodies in the early 1940s....

     - physician, immunologist, & Lasker Award winner
  • Michael Crichton
    Michael Crichton
    John Michael Crichton , best known as Michael Crichton, was an American best-selling author, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres. His books have sold over 200 million copies worldwide, and many have been adapted...

     - author
  • Harvey Cushing
    Harvey Cushing
    Harvey Williams Cushing, M.D. , was an American neurosurgeon and a pioneer of brain surgery, and the first to describe Cushing's syndrome...

     - neurosurgeon
  • Elliott Cutler
    Elliott Cutler
    Brigadier General Elliot Carr Cutler CB, OBE, FRCS, MD, FACS was an American surgeon and medical educator. He was Moseley Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Surgeon-in-Chief at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital from 1932 to 1947., and a Brigadier General in the U.S...

     - surgeon
  • Hallowell Davis
    Hallowell Davis
    Hallowell Davis was an American physiologist and otolaryngologist and researcher who did pioneering work on the physiology of hearing and the inner ear. He served as director of research at the Central Institute for the Deaf in St...

     (1896–1992) - researcher of hearing, contributor to the invention of the electroencephalograph.
  • Martin Delany
    Martin Delany
    Martin Robinson Delany was an African-American abolitionist, journalist, physician, and writer, arguably the first proponent of American black nationalism. He was one of the first three blacks admitted to Harvard Medical School. He became the first African-American field officer in the United...

     - One of the first African Americans to attend, and the first African American field officer in the U.S. He was expelled after a faculty vote to end the admission of blacks.
  • Fe del Mundo
    Fe del Mundo
    Fe del Mundo was a Filipino pediatrician. The first woman admitted as a student of the Harvard Medical School, she founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines...

     - pediatrician, first Filipino and possibly first woman admitted to HMS (1936)
  • Allan S. Detsky
    Allan S. Detsky
    Allan Steven Detsky is a Canadian physician and health policy expert.He is the ex-Physician-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Professor of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist, Division of Clinical Investigation and Human Physiology, Toronto...

     - physician
  • James Madison DeWolf
    James Madison DeWolf
    Dr. James Madison DeWolf was an acting assistant surgeon in the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment who was killed in the Battle of the Little Big Horn....

     - soldier; physician
  • Peter Diamandis
    Peter Diamandis
    Dr. Peter H. Diamandis , of Greek immigrant parents, is considered a key figure in the development of the personal spaceflight industry, having created many space-related businesses or organizations...

     - entrepreneur
  • Daniel DiLorenzo
    Daniel DiLorenzo
    Daniel John DiLorenzo is a medical device entrepreneur and physician-scientist. He is the inventor of several technologies for the treatment of neurological disease and is the founder of several companies which are developing technologies to treat epilepsy and other medical diseases and improve the...

     - entrepreneur; neurosurgeon; inventor
  • Thomas Dwight
    Thomas Dwight
    Thomas Dwight was an American physician, anatomist and teacher.-Life:Thomas Dwight was born on October 13, 1843 in Boston, Massachusetts. His father was also named Thomas Dwight , part of the New England Dwight family...

     - anatomist
  • Lawrence Eron
    Lawrence Eron
    Lawrence Eron, MD is an infectious disease specialist practicing in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2009 he received the Clinician Award from the Infectious Diseases Society of America "for outstanding achievements in the clinical practice of infectious diseases."...

     - infectious disease physician
  • Edward Evarts
    Edward Evarts
    Edward Vaughan Evarts was an American neuroscientist. He pioneered single-unit recordings from the brains of awake, behaving monkeys.-Life:...

     - neuroscientist
  • Sidney Farber
    Sidney Farber
    Sidney Farber was a pediatric pathologist. He was born in 1903 in Buffalo, New York, the third oldest of a family of 14 children. He was a graduate of the University of Buffalo in 1923. He took his first year of medical school at the Universities of Heidelberg and Freiburg in Germany. He entered...

     - pathologist
  • Paul Farmer
    Paul Farmer
    Dr. Paul Edward Farmer is an American anthropologist and physician. He is currently the Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard University, formerly the Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an attending physician and Chief...

     - infectious disease physician; global health
  • Harvey V. Fineberg
    Harvey V. Fineberg
    Harvey Fineberg is President of the Institute of Medicine. He served as Provost of Harvard University from 1997 to 2001, following thirteen years as Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health. He has devoted most of his academic career to the fields of health policy and medical decision making...

     - academic administrator
  • John "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald - Mayor of Boston (1906–08; 1910–14)
  • Thomas Fitzpatrick - dermatologist
  • Judah Folkman
    Judah Folkman
    Moses Judah Folkman was an American medical scientist best known for his research on tumor angiogenesis, the process by which a tumor attracts blood vessels to nourish itself and sustain its existence...

     - scientist
  • Bill Frist
    Bill Frist
    William Harrison "Bill" Frist, Sr. is an American physician, businessman, and politician. He began his career as an heir and major stockholder to the for-profit hospital chain of Hospital Corporation of America. Frist later served two terms as a Republican United States Senator representing...

     - U.S. Senator (1995–2007)
  • Atul Gawande
    Atul Gawande
    Atul Gawande is an American physician and journalist. He serves as a general and endocrine surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and associate director of their Center for Surgery and Public Health...

     - surgeon, author
  • Charles Brenton Huggins
    Charles Brenton Huggins
    Charles Brenton Huggins was a Canadian-born American physician and physiologist and cancer researcher at the University of Chicago specializing in prostate cancer. He and Peyton Rous were awarded the 1966 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering that hormones could be used to control...

     - physician; physiologist; Nobel laureate
  • George Lincoln Goodale
    George Lincoln Goodale
    George Lincoln Goodale was an American botanist, born at Saco, Maine. He graduated at Amherst College in 1860 and at Harvard Medical School in 1863, after which he practiced at Portland, Me., until 1867; became professor of natural science and applied chemistry at Bowdoin; and at Harvard was...

     - botanist
  • Robert Goldwyn
    Robert Goldwyn
    Robert Malcolm Goldwyn , born in Worcester, Massachusetts, was an author, activist, Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Beth Israel Hospital from 1972 to 1996. He was the editor-in-chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for 25 years.-Medical...

     - surgeon, editor-in-chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for 25 years
  • Ernest Gruening
    Ernest Gruening
    Ernest Henry Gruening was an American journalist and Democrat who was the Governor of the Alaska Territory from 1939 until 1953, and a United States Senator from Alaska from 1959 until 1969.-Early life:...

     - Governor of the Alaska Territory (1939–53); U.S. Senator (1959–69)
  • I. Kathleen Hagen - Murder suspect
  • Dean Hamer
    Dean Hamer
    Dr. Dean Hamer is an American geneticist, author, and filmmaker. He is known for his contributions to biotechnology and AIDS prevention, his research on the genetics of human behavior including sexual orientation and spirituality, and his popular books and documentaries on a wide range of...

     - geneticist
  • Alice Hamilton
    Alice Hamilton
    Alice Hamilton was the first woman appointed to the faculty of Harvard University and was a leading expert in the field of occupational health...

     - first female faculty member at Harvard Medical School.
  • Michael R. Harrison
    Michael R. Harrison
    Michael R. Harrison, M.D. served as division chief in Pediatric Surgery at the Children’s Hospital at the University of California, San Francisco for over 20 years, where he established the first Fetal Treatment Center in the U.S...

     - pediatrician
  • Bernadine Healy
    Bernadine Healy
    Bernadine Patricia Healy was an American physician, cardiologist, academic and a former head of the National Institutes of Health . She was a professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, professor and dean of the College of Medicine and Public Health at the Ohio State University, and served...

     - Director of the National Institutes of Health (1991–93); CEO of the American Red Cross (1999–2001)
  • Ronald A. Heifetz
    Ronald A. Heifetz
    Ronald A. Heifetz is the Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership, co-founder of the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and co-founder of Cambridge Leadership Associates....

     - academic
  • Lawrence Joseph Henderson
    Lawrence Joseph Henderson
    Lawrence Joseph Henderson was a physiologist, chemist, biologist, philosopher, and sociologist. He became one of the leading biochemists of the first decades of the 20th century.Lawrence Henderson graduated from Harvard College in 1898 and from Harvard Medical School in 1902, receiving the M. D...

     - biochemist
  • David Ho - infectious disease physician
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was an American physician, professor, lecturer, and author. Regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century, he is considered a member of the Fireside Poets. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat...

     - physician; poet
  • William James
    William James
    William James was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher who was trained as a physician. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and on the philosophy of pragmatism...

     - philosopher
  • Mildred Fay Jefferson
    Mildred Fay Jefferson
    Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson was an American physician and pro-life activist and the first African-American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School....

     activist; first African American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School.
  • Elliott P. Joslin
    Elliott P. Joslin
    Elliott Proctor Joslin, M.D. was the first doctor in the United States to specialize in diabetes and was the founder of today’s Joslin Diabetes Center. He was the first to advocate for teaching patients to care for their own diabetes, an approach now commonly referred to as “DSME” or Diabetes...

     - diabetolologist
  • Nathan Cooley Keep
    Nathan Cooley Keep
    Dr. Nathan Cooley Keep was a pioneer in the field of dentistry, and the founding Dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.-Biography:...

     - dentist
  • Jim Kim
    Jim Kim
    Jim Yong Kim is a Korean-American physician, and 17th President of Dartmouth College. He has been a Professor of Medicine and Social Medicine and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He was a co-founder and later Executive Director of Partners in...

     - physician, global health leader
  • Melvin Konner
    Melvin Konner
    Melvin Konner, MD, PhD, is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Emory University. He studied at Brooklyn College , CUNY , where he met Marjorie Shostak, whom he later married and with whom he had three children. He earned his PhD...

     - author and biological anthropologist
  • Charles Krauthammer
    Charles Krauthammer
    Charles Krauthammer, MD is an American Pulitzer Prize–winning syndicated columnist, political commentator, and physician. His weekly column appears in The Washington Post and is syndicated to more than 275 newspapers and media outlets. He is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard and The New...

     - columnist
  • Daniel Laing, Jr.
    Daniel Laing, Jr.
    Daniel Laing, Jr. was one of the first African American physicians in the United States.Laing was born a free black in Boston. He tried to make a living as an independent printer before deciding to emigrate to Liberia...

     - 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
    Philip J. Landrigan
    Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., M.Sc., is an American epidemiologist and pediatrician and one of the world's leading advocates of children's health....

     - epidemiologist and pediatrician
  • Aristides Leão
    Aristides Leão
    Aristides de Azevedo Pacheco Leão was one of the most noted Brazilian biologists and scientists, one of the founders of the Biophysics Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the discoverer of cortical spreading depression, an electrophysiological phenomenon of the central...

     - biologist
  • Philip Leder
    Philip Leder
    Philip Leder is an American geneticist. He was born in Washington, D.C. and studied at Harvard University, graduating in 1956. In 1960, he graduated from Harvard Medical School....

     - geneticist
  • Simon LeVay
    Simon LeVay
    Simon LeVay is a British-American neuroscientist. He is known for his studies about brain structures and sexual orientation.-Personal life:LeVay was born on August 28, 1943 in Oxford, England...

     - neuroscientist
  • Pam Ling
    Pam Ling
    Pam Ling is a Chinese American physician, best-known as a castmate on The Real World: San Francisco, the third season of MTV's long-running reality television show.-On the Real World:...

     - castmate on The Real World: San Francisco
    The Real World: San Francisco
    The Real World: San Francisco is the third season of MTV's reality television series The Real World, which focuses on a group of diverse strangers living together for several months in a different city each season, as cameras follow their lives and interpersonal relationships...

  • Joseph Lovell
    Joseph Lovell
    Dr. Joseph Lovell was the 8th Surgeon General of the United States Army, ,-Family:Lovell was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of James S. and Deborah Lovell...

     - Surgeon General of the U.S. Army (1818–36)
  • Karl Menninger
    Karl Menninger
    Karl Augustus Menninger , was an American psychiatrist and a member of the famous Menninger family of psychiatrists who founded the Menninger Foundation and the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.- Biography :...

     - psychiatrist
  • Randell Mills - scientist
  • Siddhartha Mukherjee
    Siddhartha Mukherjee
    Siddhartha Mukherjee is an Indian-born American physician, scientist and writer. He authored the 2010 book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction...

     - physician, author
  • Joseph Murray
    Joseph Murray
    Joseph Edward Murray is a retired American plastic surgeon. He performed the first successful human kidney transplant on identical twins on December 23, 1954....

     - surgeon
  • Joel Mark Noe
    Joel Mark Noe
    Joel Noe , MD, FACS, was a pioneering plastic surgeon at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts who founded one of the nation's first burn units and argon laser programs...

     - plastic surgeon
  • Amos Nourse
    Amos Nourse
    Amos Nourse was a medical doctor and U.S. Senator for a very short term from the state of Maine. Born in Bolton, Massachusetts, he graduated from Harvard College in 1812 and from Harvard Medical School in 1817. At first settling in Wiscasset, and subsequently in Hallowell, Maine, he finally...

     - U.S. Senator (1857)
  • David Page - biologist
  • Hiram Polk
    Hiram Polk
    Hiram C. Polk, Jr. is native of Jackson, Mississippi and alumnus of Millsaps College and the Harvard Medical School. He served as the Ben A. Reid Professor and Chairman of Surgery at the University of Louisville from 1971–2005. Polk trained in Surgery at Washington University in St...

     - academic
  • Geoffrey Potts
    Geoffrey Potts
    Geoffrey Franklin Potts, Ph.D., a cognitive psychologist, is a professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa.Potts earned his Ph.D. in 1994 from the Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences at the University of Oregon...

     - academic
  • Morton Prince
    Morton Prince
    Morton Henry Prince was an American physician who specialized in neurology and abnormal psychology, and was a leading force in establishing psychology as a clinical and academic discipline. He was part of a handful of men who disseminated European ideas about psychopathology, especially in...

     - neurologist
  • Jayantibhai Patel - Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • Alexander Rich
    Alexander Rich
    Alexander Rich, MD is a biologist and biophysicist. He is the William Thompson Sedgwick Professor of Biophysics at MIT and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rich earned both an A.B. and an M.D. from Harvard University. He was a post-doc of Linus Pauling along with James Watson...

     - biophysicist
  • Oswald Hope Robertson
    Oswald Hope Robertson
    Oswald Hope Robertson was an English-born medical scientist who pioneered the idea of blood banks in the "blood depots" he established in 1917 during service in France with the US Army Medical Corps.- Life :...

     - medical scientist
  • Wilfredo Santa-Gómez
    Wilfredo Santa-Gómez
    Wilfredo Santa-Gómez is a Puerto Rican author who has published numerous books in Spanish on self help, short stories, and poetry.-Biography:Santa-Gómez was born in the city of Caguas, Puerto Rico in 1949...

     - author
  • Alfred Sommer (ophthalmologist)
    Alfred Sommer (ophthalmologist)
    Alfred Sommer is a prominent American ophthalmologist and epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research on vitamin A in the 1970s and 1980s revealed that dosing severely vitamin A deficient children with an inexpensive, large dose vitamin A capsule twice a...

     - academic
  • Philip Solomon
    Philip Solomon
    Dr. Philip Solomon was an American psychiatrist and researcher.A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, Solomon served as a Commander in the U.S. Navy attached to the sixth Marine division during World War II as the Division Psychiatrist...

     (psychiatrist) - academic
  • Paul Spangler
    Paul Spangler
    Dr. Paul E. Spangler was a retired U.S. Navy surgeon, who took up the sport of running at the age of 67.-Early life:...

     - Naval surgeon and record setting Senior Long distance runner
  • Felicia Stewart
    Felicia Stewart
    Dr. Felicia H. Stewart, MD was a women's health physician and expert in the field of reproductive health.-Career:From 1999 - 2006 Dr. Stewart served as Director and Professor at the Center for Reproductive Health Research and Policy at the University of California, San Francisco...

     - physician
  • Lubert Stryer
    Lubert Stryer
    Lubert Stryer is the Mrs. George A. Winzer Professor of Cell Biology, Emeritus at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was a Helen Hay Whitney Research Fellow from 1961 to 1964 before initiating his own research program at Stanford...

     - academic
  • Yellapragada Subbarao
    Yellapragada Subbarao
    Yellapragada Subbarao was an Indian biochemist who discovered the function of Adenosine Triphosphate as a energy source in the cell, and made important contributions to the treatment of cancer. Most of his career was spent in the United States...

     Biochemist
  • Mahnooor Khan - Pediatrician
  • James B. Sumner
    James B. Sumner
    James Batcheller Sumner was an American chemist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1946 with John Howard Northrop and Wendell Meredith Stanley.-Biography:...

     - chemist
  • Helen B. Taussig
    Helen B. Taussig
    Helen Brooke Taussig was an American cardiologist, working in Baltimore and Boston, who founded the field of pediatric cardiology. Notably, she is credited with developing the concept for a procedure that would extend the lives of children born with Tetrology of Fallot...

     - cardiologist
  • John Templeton, Jr
    John Templeton, Jr
    John Marks Templeton, Jr. is the elder son of the stock investor, businessman and philanthropist John Templeton and serves as the Chairman and President of the John Templeton Foundation....

     - president of the John Templeton Foundation
    John Templeton Foundation
    "The John Templeton Foundation is a philanthropic organizationthat funds inter-disciplinary research about human purpose and ultimate reality. It is usually referred to simply as the Templeton Foundation...

  • E. Donnall Thomas
    E. Donnall Thomas
    Dr. Edward Donnall Thomas is an American physician, professor emeritus at the University of Washington, and director emeritus of the clinical research division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. In 1990 he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Joseph E. Murray for the...

     - physician
  • Lewis Thomas
    Lewis Thomas
    Lewis Thomas was a physician, poet, etymologist, essayist, administrator, educator, policy advisor, and researcher.Thomas was born in Flushing, New York and attended Princeton University and Harvard Medical School...

     - essayist
  • Abby Howe Turner
    Abby Howe Turner
    Abby Howe Turner was a noted professor of Physiology and Zoology who founded the department of physiology at Mount Holyoke College. She specialized in colloid osmotic pressure and circulatory reactions to gravity....

     - academic
  • Richard Urman
    Richard Urman
    Richard D. Urman is a physician practicing in Boston, Massachusetts at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Urman was the 2005 recipient of the American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award . He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and MBA from Harvard Business School...

     - physician
  • George Eman Vaillant
    George Eman Vaillant
    George Eman Vaillant, M.D. is an American psychiatrist and Professor at Harvard Medical School and Director of Research for the Department of Psychiatry, . Dr. Vaillant has spent his research career charting adult development and the recovery process of schizophrenia, heroin addiction,...

     - psychiatrist
  • Mark Vonnegut
    Mark Vonnegut
    Mark Vonnegut is an American pediatrician and memoirist. He is the son of the late writer Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and his first wife, Jane Cox. He is also the brother of Edith and Nanette Vonnegut. He described himself in the preface to his 1975 book as "a hippie, son of a counterculture hero, B.A...

     - author, pediatrician
  • Joseph Warren
    Joseph Warren
    Dr. Joseph Warren was an American doctor who played a leading role in American Patriot organizations in Boston in early days of the American Revolution, eventually serving as president of the revolutionary Massachusetts Provincial Congress...

     - soldier
  • Andrew Weil
    Andrew Weil
    Andrew Thomas Weil is an American author and physician, who established the field of integrative medicine which attempts to integrate alternative and conventional medicine. Weil is the author of several best-selling books and operates a website and monthly newsletter promoting general health and...

     - proponent of alternative medicine
  • Paul Dudley White
    Paul Dudley White
    Paul Dudley White , American physician and cardiologist, was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, the son of Herbert Warren White and Elizabeth Abigail Dudley. White's interest in medicine was sparked early in life, when he accompanied his father, a family practitioner, on rounds and house calls in a...

     - cardiologist
  • Patrisha Zobel de Ayala - Chairman of World Medical Association
    World Medical Association
    The World Medical Association is an international and independent confederation of free professional Medical Associations, therefore representing physicians worldwide...

    , surgeon, anesthesiologist, neurologist, medical researcher, physician
  • Charles F. Winslow-early atomic theorist
  • Leonard Wood
    Leonard Wood
    Leonard Wood was a physician who served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Military Governor of Cuba and Governor General of the Philippines. Early in his military career, he received the Medal of Honor. Wood also holds officer service #2 in the Regular Army...

     - Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army ; Governor-General of the Philippines
  • Louis Tompkins Wright
    Louis T. Wright
    Louis Tompkins Wright was an American surgeon noted for his work in Harlem. The Spingarn Medallist played a major role in investigating the use of Aureomycin as a treatment on humans....

     - researcher, practitioner, first black Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
    American College of Surgeons
    The American College of Surgeons is an educational association of surgeons created in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.-Membership:...

    , Chairman of NAACP
  • David Wu
    David Wu
    David Wu is an American politician who served as the U.S. representative for from 1999 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party.The district includes most of Portland west of the Willamette River, as well as all of Yamhill, Columbia, Clatsop, and Washington Counties...

     - Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1999–present)
  • Jeffries Wyman
    Jeffries Wyman
    Jeffries Wyman was an American naturalist and anatomist, born in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Wyman died in Bethlehem, New Hampshire of a pulmonary hemorrhage.-Career:...

     - anatomist
  • Yang Huanming
    Yang Huanming
    Dr. Yang Huanming, also known as Dr. Henry Yang, is one of China's leading genetics researchers. Yang directs the Beijing Genomics Institute, at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China...

     - academic

Fictional alumni

  • Eleanor Abernathy, the Crazy Cat Lady who tosses living cats at everyone in The Simpsons
    The Simpsons
    The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical parody of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by its family of the same name, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie...

  • Abbey Bartlet
    Abbey Bartlet
    Dr. Abigail Anne "Abbey" Barrington Bartlet, MD, is a fictional character played by Stockard Channing on the television serial drama, The West Wing. In the show, she is the First Lady of the United States, the wife of President Josiah Bartlet.-Overview:...

     - First Lady of the United States on The West Wing
    The West Wing (TV series)
    The West Wing is an American television serial drama created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999 to May 14, 2006...

  • Dr. John Becker - character on the sitcom Becker
    Becker (TV series)
    Becker is an American television sitcom that ran from 1998 to 2004 on CBS. Set in the New York City borough of The Bronx, the show starred Ted Danson as John Becker, a misanthropic doctor who operates a small practice and is constantly annoyed by his patients, co-workers, friends, and practically...

  • Ben Campbell - a member of the MIT Blackjack Team
    MIT Blackjack Team
    The MIT Blackjack Team was a group of students and ex-students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, and other leading colleges who used card-counting techniques and more sophisticated strategies to beat casinos at blackjack worldwide...

     in the movie 21 (film)
  • Father Damien Carrass in "The Exorcist". Psychologist trained at Harvard.
  • Colleen Cooper, a character from Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American post-Civil War western/drama series created by Beth Sullivan. Dr. Michaela "Mike" Quinn, played by Jane Seymour, left Boston in search of adventure. She goes to Colorado Springs, Colorado where she establishes herself as doctor/adviser.The show ran on CBS...

  • Dr. Frasier Crane
    Frasier Crane
    Frasier W. Crane, M.D., Ph.D., A.P.A. is a fictional character on the American television sitcoms Frasier and Cheers. He was played by Kelsey Grammer for 20 years, tying the record for the longest-running character on prime-time American television, which was set by James Arness, who played Marshal...

    , a character on Cheers
    Cheers
    Cheers is an American situation comedy television series that ran for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993. It was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions, in association with Paramount Network Television for NBC, and was created by the team of James Burrows, Glen Charles, and Les Charles...

    , and its successful spin-off, Frasier
    Frasier
    Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, from September 16, 1993, to May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee in association with Grammnet and Paramount Network Television.A spin-off of Cheers, Frasier stars...

    .
  • Paris Geller - character on Gilmore Girls
    Gilmore Girls
    Gilmore Girls is an American family comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on The WB and was cancelled in its seventh season, ending on May 15, 2007 on The CW...

    , commits to attending the school at the end of the series after her term as an undergraduate from Yale
  • Lexie Grey
    Lexie Grey
    Alexandra Caroline Grey, more commonly known as Lexie Grey, is a fictional surgeon from the ABC television series Grey's Anatomy. The character is portrayed by Chyler Leigh, and was created by Shonda Rhimes. She was made an official series regular for season four...

     - character on Grey's Anatomy
    Grey's Anatomy
    Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series created by Shonda Rhimes. The series premiered on March 27, 2005 on ABC; since then, seven seasons have aired. The series follows the lives of interns, residents and their mentors in the fictional Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital in...

    , who begins her internship at Seattle Grace Hospital after graduating.
  • Wilbur Larch - an obstetrician at The St. Cloud's orphanage in John Irving
    John Irving
    John Winslow Irving is an American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter.Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim after the international success of The World According to Garp in 1978...

    's classic novel The Cider House Rules
    The Cider House Rules
    The Cider House Rules is a 1985 novel by John Irving. It is Irving's sixth published novel, and has been adapted into a film of the same name and a stage play by Peter Parnell.-Plot:...

    . Adapted into film.
  • Dr. Adam Mayfair - character on Desperate Housewives
    Desperate Housewives
    Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. Executive producer Cherry serves as Showrunner. Other executive producers since the fourth season include Marc Cherry, Bob Daily, George W...

  • Bernard Nadeau in Francoeur
    Francoeur
    Francoeur was a Canadian television series, first aired by TFO in 2003. It was the first Franco-Ontarian téléroman. The series has produced 44 episodes to date....

    , as a French-Canadian doctor who becomes the mayor of Orleans
    Orléans, Ontario
    Orleans , also written Orléans, is a suburban area within the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is located in the eastern part of the city along the Ottawa River, about from downtown Ottawa. The Canada 2006 Census gave Orleans a population of 95,491. It became a ward of the City of Ottawa in 2001...

    , Ontario.
  • Dr. Elliot Nussbaum from Drake & Josh
    Drake & Josh
    Drake & Josh is an American sitcom that premiered on the Nickelodeon television network on January 11, 2004, which follows the lives of two stepbrothers. It stars Drake Bell and Josh Peck as stepbrothers Drake Parker and Josh Nichols, respectively. Both actors had played roles in The Amanda Show,...

     graduated at age 13 and was published in The New England Journal of Medicine at the age of 15.
  • Amelia Shepherd
    Amelia Shepherd
    Dr. Amelia Shepherd is a fictional character on the ABC medical drama Private Practice, portrayed by Caterina Scorsone. The character also appeared on Grey's Anatomy in its 7th Season. After Amelia visited her former sister-in-law, Addison Montgomery, she becomes a partner at the Oceanside Wellness...

     - character on Private Practice, who graduated top of her class at Harvard Medical School.
  • Major Charles Emerson Winchester III - character on M*A*S*H
  • Violet Turner
    Violet Turner
    Dr. Violet Marianne Wilder is a fictional character on the American television series Private Practice . She is portrayed by Amy Brenneman.-Storylines:...

     - A shrink on Private Practice

See also

  • Longwood Medical and Academic Area
    Longwood Medical and Academic Area
    The Longwood Medical and Academic Area is a medical campus in Boston....

  • List of Harvard University people
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. It is an American dental school located in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to the DMD degree, HSDM offers specialty training programs, advanced training programs, a Ph.D...

  • Ivy League medical schools

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