Harvard Medical School and the Longwood Medical Area

The central Quad of Harvard Medical School. Children’s Hospital is adjacent to the buildings on the right.

Boston Children’s Hospital is the primary pediatric program of Harvard Medical School, which is located next to the hospital. All faculty hold academic appointments at the medical school. There are more than 3000 Harvard Medical School faculty affiliated with Boston Children’s Hospital.

Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School are part of a larger, roughly 20 square block, 213 acre campus called the Longwood Medical Area which encompasses 22 institutions and 68,000 workers, and is the densest cluster of research activity in the country — a magnet for National Institutes of Health funding totaling more than $1 billion a year, more than that of 40 entire states.  Children’s sits in the center of this area, adjacent to the Brigham and Women’s HospitalBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, as well as Harvard Medical School, and within a block of the Joslin Diabetes Center, the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Some members of the staff are also staff members at one of these neighboring institutions.

Boston Children’s Hospital participates in numerous cooperative programs. It is a partner in Neonatology with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. It is the headquarters of the New England Regional Infant Cardiac Program, the site of the Massachusetts Poison Control System, a partner in the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a partner in the Joint Program in Gastroenterology and Nutrition with Massachusetts General Hospital across town. Several surgical departments are joint programs with the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Children’s lies at the center of the Longwood Medical Community