For the twenty-third year in a row, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals, moving up three spots to number six. The Honor Roll highlights just 15 hospitals, out of nearly 5,000 nationwide, for their breadth and depth of clinical excellence.  

In today’s post, we’ve gathered a collection of videos highlighting life-giving breakthroughs in our top-ranked clinical specialties.

#2 Gynecology

Christopher P. Crum, MD, Division Chief of Women’s and Perinatal Pathology, discusses ovarian cancer risk and techniques for detecting ovarian cancer at earlier stages of the disease.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology supports women through all the stages of their lives, offering specialized evaluation and treatment for complex women’s health conditions, including gynecologic cancers.

#4 Cancer

Joseph Antin, MD, Chief and Program Director, Stem Cell Transplantation Program, discusses options for stem cell transplant at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. The program has performed more than 7,100 stem cell and bone marrow transplants for the treatment of cancer since it began in 1972.

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center delivers advanced cancer care through 12 specialized disease treatment centers.

#4 Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Paul M. Ridker, MD, Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, describes how research conducted at BWH over the last 20 years has found that inflammation, in addition to high blood cholesterol, can increase the risk of heart disease.

For nearly a century, the Heart & Vascular Center has been at the forefront of innovation and discovery in heart and vascular care and research.

#5 Nephrology

Fifty years ago, Johanna Rempel received a kidney transplant from her twin sister when they were both just 12 years old. They recently visited BWH for the first time since the surgery, and talked about the full lives they’ve both lived since the life- saving procedure.

The Renal Division is devoted to advancing the understanding and treatment of kidney disease. The Division has a rich history, including the first successful kidney transplant in 1954.

#5 Pulmonology

Anne Fuhlbrigge, MD, MS, Clinical Director of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, discusses current treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and reviews new therapies that are under investigation.

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine provides comprehensive pulmonary care, ranging from lung disease prevention and detection to medical and interventional treatment. Pulmonologists work closely with thoracic surgeons at BWH to evaluate and treat complex respiratory disorders.

#5 Rheumatology

Bonnie Lee Bermas, MD, Director of the Lupus Center, describes how BWH rheumatologists collaborate with physicians in other disciplines, such as nephrology, cardiology, neurology and obstetrics, to provide advanced lupus treatment.

The Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy offers comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, and management for arthritis and other rheumatologic diseases.

# 6 Neurology & Neurosurgery

Ali Aziz-Sultan, MD, Chief of Vascular/Endovascular Neurosurgery, reviews the newest stroke treatment options, which are designed to minimize the long-term effects of stroke.

The Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery offer multidisciplinary treatments and therapies for all diseases of the nervous system.

# 7 Orthopedics

Tom Minas, MD, Director of the Cartilage Repair Center, discusses cartilage repair to preserve joints in younger adults who are experiencing osteoarthritis as a result of injury or trauma.

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery provides expert diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal system diseases and injuries. Our specialists in Orthopedic Surgery, Physiatry, Rheumatology, and Rehabilitation provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for thousands of patients annually.

#9 Diabetes & Endocrinology

Marie McDonnell, MD, Director of the Diabetes Management Program, describes research aimed at developing more-precise, targeted diabetes care to improve patient outcomes while minimizing side effects.

The Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension provides clinical care for patients with endocrinological and hormonal disorders, including diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid disease.

#9 Geriatrics

Kirk Daffner, MD, Chief, Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, explains what changes people can expect in their cognitive abilities as they grow older and what steps they can take to promote cognitive health throughout life.

The Center for Older Adult Health in the Division of Aging is focused on the needs of patients 65 and older who require primary or consultative care.

#12 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Joshua Korzenik, MD, Director of the Crohn’s and Colitis Center, describes innovative approaches to treating patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and research to improve IBD treatment.

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy provides a full range of services for patients with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (GI), pancreas, and liver, including specialty clinics for patients with pancreatic disease, biliary disease, liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and GI oncology.

#14 Urology

Anthony D’Amico, MD, PhD, Chief, Genitourinary Radiation Oncology at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, reviews prostate cancer risk categories and the appropriate approaches for each.

The Division of Urology provides expert, individualized care for a range of urologic conditions, from the common to complex.

#34 Ear Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)

Susan Redline, MD, MPH, Associate Clinical Director of the Sleep Disorders Service, discusses sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that is caused when the throat collapses, disrupting oxygen levels to the brain. Treatment for sleep apnea, a common cause of snoring, may include continuous positive airway pressure or surgery.

The Division of Otolaryngology provides comprehensive medical and surgical services for diseases of the head and neck. This includes management of diseases of the ears, hearing disorders, ear infections, nasal and sinus problems, sleep disorders (including snoring), swallowing disorders, voice pathology and disease, tumors of the head and neck, and plastic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck.

– Jamie R.

 

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