Mark Lawrence Zeidel, MD
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Patient Care

Cover-research-report-300 The Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center provides a comprehensive program of clinical services including general internal medicine and all of the subspecialties of internal medicine, from hematology/oncology to allergy/inflammation. In addition to offering our patients a wide array of services, the Department of Medicine is engaged in cutting-edge biomedical research to help better understand and treat a range of health conditions. The Department is also proud of its strong educational mission, training the next generation of doctors and health care leaders through rigorous residency and fellowship programs.

The Department of Medicine is the largest and most diverse department in the Medical Center. With a substantial primary care base, which generated over 265,000 outpatient visits last year, and ties to community clinics that provide care to the underserved throughout Boston, we serve a large and diverse patient population. We provide services that range from primary care to the most sophisticated of specialty services through our divisions of medicine.

Our research programs are focused on finding new ways to cure disease. Though they range from structural biology to health care policy, their focus is on improving the care of our patients.

Cover-research-report-300The Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is organized into the following divisions and centers: Allergy and Inflammation, Cardiovascular Medicine, Clinical Informatics, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Experimental Medicine, Gastroenterology, General Medicine and Primary Care, Healthcare Associates (primary care at BIDMC), Hospital Medicine (hospitalist program), Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare (off-site primary care practices),Gerontology, Medical Oncology, Hematologic Malignancies, Hemostasis and Thrombosis, Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Travel Clinic, Interdisciplinary Medicine and Biotechnology, Molecular and Vascular Medicine, Nephrology, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Rheumatology, Transplant Immunology, Center for Vascular Biology Research, Center for Virology and Vaccine Research.

Some are primarily clinical divisions, whereas others focus on research, and several have strong clinical and research programs. All of our divisions are highly involved in the education and training of future physicians, physician-educators and/or medical researchers.