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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. Stay tuned as we add new specialties.

Featured In Cardiovascular

Novel troponin blood tests help identify myocardial infarction earlier. An expert at Massachusetts General gives guidance for successful implementation.

Featured In Neurosciences

For patients with brachial plexus injuries, a Mass General neurosurgeon is innovating nerve transfers that can restore function to paralyzed arms.

Featured In Cardiovascular

Malissa Wood, MD, co-director of the Corrigan Women’s Heart Health Program, discusses her team’s comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the care of the women with cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Featured In Orthopaedics

The development of advanced materials at the Massachusetts General Hospital Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory is leading to improvements in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) components’ wear rates.

Featured In Neurosciences

Patients with large vessel stroke may be eligible for endovascular thrombectomy, but transfer to a comprehensive stroke center is often delayed. Mass General physicians have shared the algorithm they use for induced hypertension, a strategy to save viable brain tissue until reperfusion can occur.

The Latest Neurosciences Advances

In breast cancer, vascular and cardiothoracic surgery, patient outcomes are better for subspecialists than for general surgeons. Mass General researchers investigated whether specialization in spinal or cranial surgery is associated with improved patient outcomes.

For patients with brachial plexus injuries, a Mass General neurosurgeon is innovating nerve transfers that can restore function to paralyzed arms.

Contributing Physicians

Neurosurgical Oncology / Brain Tumor Surgeon / Mass General Brain Tumor Center, Neurosurgical Spinal Disorders, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Associate Director Mass General Neurosurgery Program

Brian Nahed, MD, MSc

Director, Neurosurgery Paralysis Center

Advances Specialties


Jennifer Ho, MD, discusses her team’s recent work showing strong association between obesity and pulmonary hypertension, and their ongoing research to understand the mechanisms driving this association.


Shared decision-making about orthopedic surgery has become the norm, and patient decision aids are effective for supporting the process. Yet no published studies have examined how to integrate decision aids into fee-for-service systems. The Massachusetts General Hospital orthopedic group gathered data that provide guidance.

Education & Training Opportunities

September 11, 2018 - June 5, 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.

October 13-14, 2018

This two-day course is dedicated to educating frontline caregivers with up-to-date diagnosis and management of women with cardiovascular conditions during pregnancy. A second day is dedicated to the workup and management of patients with coronary artery dissection.

Clinical Trials

In Neurosciences

Are you planning on receiving ECT treatments for depression? Are you interested in getting an MRI scan of your brain? If you answered yes, then you are one step closer to being involved in our research study.

In Cardiovascular

The purpose of this clinical study is to see whether a medical device called the Paradise Renal Denervation System can safely reduce high blood pressure in patients who are known to have hypertension.