Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Medicine is to improve medical care through better education and research into the causes and treatment of diseases. 

In accordance with ancient traditions, it is our goal to prevent disease wherever possible; to treat disease when prevention is not possible, and to alleviate pain and suffering at all times. 

In accordance with modern traditions, we believe that the goal of eliminating disease can best be accomplished through medical research. The goal of improving health care and health care delivery is achieved by teaching Internal Medicine to health care personnel and the general public, and by research which enhances our understanding of the causes of diseases so new treatments can be developed. 

The department is divided into 17 divisions which include General Medicine and Primary Care, Community Internal Medicine (comprised of physicians throughout central Massachusetts), Preventive & Behavioral Medicine, and 14 subspecialty divisions including Cardiovascular Medicine, Dermatology, Diabetes, Endocrinology/Metabolism, Gastroenterology, Geriatric Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Hospital Medicine, Infectious Disease and Immunology, Palliative Care, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Renal Medicine, Rheumatology, and Transfusion Medicine.

Robert Finberg, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine
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