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.
Surgeons replace about 1 million hips and knees in U.S. patients annually, a booming practice that alleviates pain but also costs patients and insurers billions of dollars. With joint replacements expected to grow, insurers are seeking ways to control the expense of total joint replacement. Enter Dr. David C. Ayers, chairman of orthopedics at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Ayers, who performs about 250 hip and knee replacements a year, helped develop a national database of joint replacements called FORCE-TJR. The database was launched with a $12 million grant from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and is now seven years old. It contains information on 60,000 patients at 240 hospitals.
It’s been 25 years since UMass Memorial Health Care began its bone marrow transplant program. Dr. Jonathan M. Gerber, 46, has been chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology and medical director of the UMass Memorial Health Care Cancer Center since August. Dr. Gerber was not at UMass Memorial in 2011 when Victoria Mason of Webster, then 80, became one of the first people known over 80 to receive a successful stem cell transplant. But he reflected on advances in transplant technology for some of the deadliest cancers.
Ellen M. Gravallese, MD, has been awarded the Carol Nachman Prize for Rheumatology, the highest international honor for rheumatology research. Dr. Gravallese, the Myles J. McDonough Chair in Rheumatology, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Rheumatology, accepted the prize in Wiesbaden, Germany, from city dignitaries at a ceremony held in the town hall on May 10. “It is an award that marks a major highlight in a career,” said Gravallese. “As you’re working in the research laboratory, you’re hoping your work will be important and that it will have an impact on disease, and this award provides recognition of that."
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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