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Brigham and Womens Hospital

Brigham and Womens Hospital

Boston, US   |   Accreditation: none listed 

 75 Francis Street

Boston, Massachusettes 02115 US


International Patient Service


International: 010-617-732-5777, main: 617-732-5500



Recognized internationally for its excellence in patient care, its outstanding reputation in biomedical research, and its commitment to educating and training physicians, research scientists and other health care professionals, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is a 777-bed teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School located in the heart of Boston’s renowned Longwood Medical Area.

Along with its modern inpatient facilities, BWH boasts extensive outpatient services and clinics, neighborhood primary care health centers, state-of-the art diagnostic and treatment technologies and research laboratories.

Brigham and Womens Hospital is ranked #6 in the US News and World Report’s 2009 “Best Heart & Heart Surgery Hospitals”. We also ranked in the top 25 best hospitals in Kidney Disorders, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Respiratory Disorders, Rheumatology, and Urology.

International Patients

The International Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a complete service for patients visiting the hospital from countries outside the United States.

International Program staff including physicians, administrators, interpreters, and international care liaisons, coordinate all aspects of each international patient’s visit to the hospital. From managing medical consultations and hospital admissions to travel and hotel arrangements, our staff are committed to making international patients and their families feel comfortable during their stay.

The International Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital provides:

* Assistance with hospital admission;
* Coordination of all patient appointments with Brigham and Women?s Hospital specialists for consultation, diagnosis, and medical procedures;
* Executive medical examinations;
* Facilitation of second opinions and telemedicine consultations;
* Advance financial and billing arrangements, including detailed estimates and consolidation of invoices from various care providers;
* Appointments for family members who request routine and preventive medical care;
* Advice and assistance with home care services.

Our liaisons can arrange for the following services:

* Interpretation services in 30 languages;
* Transportation, including airport pickup and ground or air ambulance;
* Hotel or long-term lodging arrangements for patients and their families;
* Personal escorts to appointments and specialized procedures;
* Private duty nurses or nurse assistants;
* Special meals honoring dietary requirements;
* Arrangements for special cultural or religious needs;
* VIP concierge services for shopping, dining, sightseeing, and special Boston-area events.


Brigham and Women’s Hospital is internationally known for its treatment of complex orders in areas such as cardiac care, cancer treatment, neurosciences, orthopedics and arthritis, and Women’s Health.

The Renal/Kidney Division has been recognized by US News and World Report to have the number one kidney program in the United States for four out of the last five years.

Centers of Excellence

– Cancer 
– Cardiovascular 
– Neurosciences 
– Orthopedic and Arthritis 
– Women’s Health


Pain Management Center



Emergency Medicine

Arthritis and Joint Diseases
Cardiovascular Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension 
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy
General Internal Medicine and Primary Care
Hospitalist Program
Infectious Disease
Osher Clinical Center for Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies
Preventive Medicine
Respiratory Disorders
Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy
Sleep Disorders
Social Medicine and Health Inequalities
Weight Management



Newborn Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynecology
General Gynecology
General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynecologic Oncology
Infertility – Reproductive Medicine
Maternal Fetal Medicine 
Midwifery Practice
Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecology

Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Laboratory Division


Radiation Oncology


Cardiac Surgery
General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Metabolic Support Service
Oral Medicine and Dentistry
Plastic Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Thoracic Surgery
Transplant Surgery
Trauma, Burn, and Surgical Critical Care
Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Weight Loss Surgery

Women’s Health

Travel Information:

The Shapiro Tower Pavilion and The Shapiro Cardiovascular Center Pavilion are an option for patients seeking first-class accommodations while they receive medical care at Brigham and Women?s Hospital. With spacious, private rooms, and luxurious amenities, the Shapiro Pavilion provides the comfort and convenience found at most fine hotels ? alongside the latest medical equipment to deliver advanced care.


Harvard Medical School