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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 Orthopaedics

Anterior Vertebral Tethering, developed by a Massachusetts General Hospital pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, offers a fusionless treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Featured In OB/GYN

In this video, Carey York-Best, MD, a gynecologic surgeon in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and division director, Benign Gynecology and Obstetrics, discusses their evolving gynecologic practice, adapting with clinical advances to offer patients the best care possible.

Featured In Geriatrics and Palliative Care

A preliminary study by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers suggests a multicomponent weight-loss intervention delivered at a community center is feasible and acceptable to rural older adults with obesity.

Featured In Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular disease, higher body mass index and CD4 count <200 cells/mm3 were significantly associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease among adults with HIV, even after adjustment for traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Featured In Neuroscience

Zeina Chemali, MD, MPH, director of the Neuropsychiatry Clinics and Training in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, outlines the systemic support necessary for health care workers to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Latest Digestive Health Care Advances

Matthew Hutter, MD, MBA, MPH, is director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center and medical director of the Codman Center. In this video, he discusses the Codman Center and how it achieves its mission to deliver the safest, highest value patient care through innovative research and education.

Daniel Chung, MD, is the medical co-director of the Center for Cancer Risk Analysis in the Mass General Cancer Center. In this video, he discusses his work on pancreatic cancer screening and innovative ways to identify the people who are at the highest risk of this preventable disease.

Contributing Physicians

Director, Fatty Liver Clinic, Mass General Gastrointestinal Unit, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center, Visiting Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Advances Specialties


Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD, and colleagues determined that 85% of patients with bipolar disorder have at least one first-degree family member with a severe psychiatric disorder, but intensive treatment can lead to treatment outcomes comparable to those of patients without a familial psychiatric history.


The Department of Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Massachusetts General Hospital leads the ophthalmology community in developing and implementing outcome measures in every subspecialty area—setting the standard for transparency, accountability, and continued quality improvement in the field.


Douglas Middleton Dahl, MD, is chief of the Division of Urologic Oncology and clinical co-director of the Claire and John Bertucci Center for Genitourinary Cancers at Mass General Cancer Center, as well as director of Robotic Surgery and a urologic surgeon in the Department of Urology at Massachusetts General Hospital. In this video, he explores the evolution of urologic surgery and highlights opportunities made available through advances in minimally invasive techniques.

Education & Training Opportunities

March 3, 2021 - July 14, 2021

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.

January 25-30, 2021

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's Annual Meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™, is the premier event for presenting and learning about cutting-edge science in obstetrics and provides participants the opportunity to connect with leaders and colleagues in maternal-fetal medicine. Learn more about the research presented by members of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Clinical Trials

In Neuroscience

The study involves brain imaging including fMRI and PET-MR, an 8-week stress reduction intervention, and at-home practice. You will also complete daily migraine diaries.

In Neuroscience

Do you think about your appearance nonstop or find yourself stuck in front of the mirror? You may be eligible to participate in a smartphone study on day-to-day factors that contribute to distress in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).