The UMass Memorial Medical Group Difference
UMass Memorial Medical Group is one of the largest and most experienced caregiver networks on the East Coast.
Our 1,100 medical group doctors see patients at more than 70 convenient locations in central Massachusetts. Our health care professionals are medical school faculty members, researchers and lifelong learners. Above all, they’re compassionate caregivers.
Julia Johnson, MD, chair of the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is edging close to her fundraising goal of $500,000 to build a 2,500-square-foot in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic at the Medical Center. Complete with a procedure room to extract eggs and implant embryos, a recovery room, a laboratory to fertilize eggs and grow embryos, and spaces to collect samples, the new clinic would be the first of its kind in Worcester, allowing families to undergo the IVF procedure closer to home. UMass Memorial Health Care will match Dr. Johnson’s raised funds with an additional $500,000 to bring the clinic online.
Jennifer Walker, MD, chief of cardiac surgery, sat down with the Telegram and Gazette to talk about growth in the number of women becoming cardiac surgeons. While the numbers are still small, the field is growing with more and more females entering the field. Dr. Walker talks about reasons women don't enter the field and offers advice to those considering it. "It is probably one of the most rewarding and technically challenging but fun careers you could have," she commented. "It’s one of the things I enjoy the most – meeting a patient, alleviating their anxiety, explaining what needs to happen, and having them come back or getting a letter from them a few years later that says they are doing great."
The 13th Annual Central Massachusetts Brain Bee took place at the Medical School Saturday, February 9. Hosted by the Department of Psychiatry and the NeuroNexus Institute, the Brain Bee is a competition designed to encourage students to pursue careers in the neurosciences. Fifty-one contestants from 23 Massachusetts high schools participated, and Arlington Catholic High School 11th-grader Petra Dujmic was the winner. Master of Ceremonies Sheldon Benjamin, MD, interim chair of the Department of Psychiatry, and David Weaver, PhD, executive director of the NeuroNexus Institute, presented the Andrew Sheridan Young Neuroscientist Award to Petra, who will represent Massachusetts at the USA Brain Bee in April.
Our Academic Medicine Tradition
All of our primary care doctors and specialists maintain faculty positions at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, our partner school. We constantly teach, learn and bring the latest health care discoveries and treatment options to those needing them most: Our patients.
Learn more about our research and teaching with UMass Medical School.
Our Medical Services and Specialties
If you’re a patient who needs a primary care physician or top-notch specialist, we’ve got the caregiver for you. If you’re a referring physician, your research is done. The specialist your patient needs is right here. Learn more about:
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