Brigham by the Numbers

Who We Are

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a world-renowned academic medical center located in Boston with a legacy of providing expert care, conducting life-changing research, educating the next generation of healthcare leaders, and caring for communities near and far.

We serve patients and families from across New England, throughout the nation, and from 120 countries worldwide. We are a founding member of Mass General Brigham, a single, integrated healthcare system that consists of 16 member institutions.

The Brigham community includes:

  • 2,300 attending physicians
  • 9,588 clinical staff and allied health professionals
  • 4,395 registered nurses
  • 8,200 professional and support staff


World-Class Patient Care

Every day, people from around the world turn to the Brigham for our unparalleled care and expertise. From common conditions to complex diseases, our extraordinary caregivers are committed to providing every patient with compassionate care informed by the latest research.

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World-Class Patient Care

An international leader in virtually every area of medicine, the Brigham is dedicated to making the world a healthier, safer, and more equitable place for our patients, their loved ones, and each other.


Inpatient admissions


Outpatient visits



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Groundbreaking Discoveries and Innovation

In labs and clinics across the Brigham, the brightest minds in science and medicine are working together to unravel the mysteries behind diseases and conditions that affect millions worldwide. Discoveries made here transform care for people everywhere.

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Groundbreaking Discoveries and Innovation

The Brigham is the second-highest recipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among independent hospitals nationwide–underscoring the extraordinary caliber of research underway at the Brigham, and the expertise of the scientists leading this work. At the heart of our research enterprise is the Brigham Research Institute, which supports all of our investigators and research activities, from fundamental bench science to clinical innovations.




FY22 research funding


Patents issued

Exceptional Medical Education

One of the Brigham’s defining hallmarks is our long-standing commitment to medical education. A major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, the Brigham provides a rigorous and rewarding training environment to students, residents, fellows, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

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Exceptional Medical Education

Our Brigham Education Institute facilitates the design and implementation of our educational offerings, undertakes relevant research, and provides access to resources and professional development opportunities for our educators.


Medical students


Residents and fellows


Training programs

All data reflects time frame of October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022

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