About Us

The Harvard Clinical Site was awarded a $7.19 million, four-year grant to bring together teams of physicians and scientists at Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital.  In its first year, the Harvard Clinical site will enroll and care for 12 patients, both children and adults, increasing to 50 per year by the summer of 2017. Each patient will consult with a team of experts who will provide a detailed clinical evaluation, cutting-edge genetic and genomic analysis, environmental exposure analysis, proteomics, metabolomics, systems biology and network medicine analysis.  The center will tap the three hospitals’ strengths, such as Brigham and Women’s expertise in cardiac genetics and Boston Children’s knowledge of neurogenetics and rare diseases. Physicians can refer patients to the UDN, and patients can also seek UDN services on their own.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is an international leader in virtually every area of medicine and has been the site of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved lives around the world. A major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, BWH has a legacy of excellence that continues to grow year after year. With two outstanding hospitals and over 150 outpatient practices with over 1,200 physicians, we serve patients from New England, throughout the United States, and from 120 countries around the world.  Our 793-bed medical center is the largest hospital of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area in Boston, Massachusetts,  and Harvard Medical School's second largest teaching affiliate.

With Massachusetts General Hospital, it is one of the two founding members of Partners HealthCare, the largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts.  The BWH Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) is one of the most powerful biomedical research institutes in the world and the second largest recipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among independent hospitals in the United States.

Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115 USA
(617) 732-5500
(617) 732-6458 TTY/TTD

Massachusetts General Hospital


Our 999-bed medical center, located in the heart of Boston, offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. We offer high-quality care and services in four health centers in the Boston area. The hospital also holds concurrent Level 1 verification for adult and pediatric trauma and burn care.

The five multidisciplinary care centers – known worldwide for innovations in cancer, digestive disorders, heart disease, transplantation and vascular medicine – unite specialists across the hospital to offer patients comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical care. In addition, through MassGeneral Hospital for Children, we provide a full range of pediatric health care services, from primary care to leading-edge treatments of complex and rare disorders.

Mass General has long been a leader in successfully bridging innovative science with state-of-the-art clinical medicine. With an annual research budget of more than $786 million, Mass General conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States - a program that spans more than 20 clinical departments and centers across the hospital. This funding drives discoveries and breakthroughs in basic and clinical research, which translate into new and better treatments that transform medical practice and patient care.  Mass General is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where nearly all of our staff physicians serve on the faculty.

Massachusetts General Hospital
Main Campus
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Boston Children's Hospital


Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. (Our services can begin interventions at 15 weeks gestation and in some situations we also treat adults.)  

It is home to the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric hospital. More than 1,100 scientists comprise our research community, including 9 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 11 on-staff members of the Institute of Medicine and 9 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Current initiatives have attracted a record $225 million in annual funding, including more federal funding than any other pediatric facility.  Boston Children's is the #1 ranked children's hospital in 8 of the 10 evaluated specialties according to the 2014-15 edition of Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 USA
617- 355-6000
617-730-0152 (TTY)