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Advances in Motion provides health care professionals with information about the latest breakthroughs, research and clinical advances from Massachusetts General Hospital.

Featured In Cardiovascular

Ami Bhatt, MD, director of the Mass General Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, discusses her team's longitudinal and comprehensive approach when treating this patient population. 

Featured In Cardiovascular

A Massachusetts General expert uses data analytics to improve the quality, value and delivery of cardiology care.

Featured In Orthopaedics

For individual patients with operable cancer that has metastasized to the spine, a new nomogram accurately estimates 3- and 12-month survival to help orthopedic oncologists choose the best surgical approach. The nomogram will soon be available as a website and mobile app.

Featured In Neuroscience

Childbirth is commonly thought to be a happy event with happy outcomes, but research shows that most women report some degree of "postpartum blues." PTSD researcher Sharon Dekel, PhD, seeks to better understand the postpartum mental health challenges faced by mothers and why some women struggle while others thrive.

Featured In Cardiovascular

From machine learning to metabolic disease, the topics discussed and presented by Mass General clinicians and researchers at #2018 foster a dialogue that contributes to the transformation of cardiovascular care in the practice setting and the improvement of heart health for patients.

The Latest Urology Advances

Interventional radiologists at Massachusetts General Hospital determined that microwave ablation for localized renal cell carcinoma is safe, well tolerated and preserves renal function.

Urologists have demonstrated for the first time that SRPK2, a cell-cycle regulator protein, is upregulated in human prostate cancer and contributes to disease progression and metastasis.

Contributing Physicians

Co-Director, Kidney Stone Program, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Brian Howard Eisner, MD

Chief, Division of Urologic Oncology, Director of Robotic Surgery, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Advances Specialties


David Dudzinski, MD, director of the Heart Center Intensive Care Unit, discusses how his team combines the specialties of cardiology intensive care, cardiac anesthesia and cardiac surgery into a unified care team model to take care of the entire span of patients of acute, critical, cardiovascular illness.


New research shows that halting cannabis use for thirty days can have a measurable effect on memory in adolescents and young adults. The study showed improvements in memory functions that are essential for learning.


In this video, Christopher W. Digiovanni, MD, chief of Foot and Ankle Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, describes how Lisfranc injuries, which affect the main arch of the foot, require operative treatments such as realigning bones and joints or fusing joints together.

Education & Training Opportunities

December 12, 2018 - June 12, 2019

The Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center prepares future health care professionals and trains providers in innovative therapies and care. As part of these efforts, the center hosts regular Grand Rounds presentations from thought leaders and researchers on important cardiology topics. Cardiology Grand Rounds is open to all healthcare professionals.

November 10-12, 2018

The AHA's Annual Scientific Sessions conference is a global exchange for cardiovascular scientists and clinicians where cutting-edge science and clinical practices are discussed and debated. Specialists from Massachusetts General Hospital will present leading research and innovative treatment approaches in cardiovascular care.

Clinical Trials

In Neuroscience

Enrolling pregnant women in a novel research study! We are examining the strength of bonding between mother and infant following consumption of a potentially milk-promoting hormone.

In Neuroscience

We are asking teens ages 14-16 and one of their parents to be part of our study on brain connections in adolescence. Teens and parents will answer questions about thoughts and feelings, and teens will get MRI brain scans.