Steven Russell, MD, PhD, and Kimberly Martin, RN, talk about the benefits of using the bionic pancreas for Ms. Martin, who has type 1 diabetes.

Mass General Scientists Testing Unique New Device for Patients with Diabetes...

A team of scientists and engineers, led at the Massachusetts General Hospital Diabetes Center by Steven Russell, MD, PhD, have developed and are testing a first-of-its-kind automated device with the potential to revolutionize diabetes treatment. This medical breakthrough is called the bionic pancreas – and it’s closer than ever to making a real world impact on patients.

Johanna Riesel, MD, general surgery resident, with medical students in Liberia.

Mass General is Pioneering Advances in Global Surgery...

On a global scale, people are suffering from diseases that can be treated with the help of surgery, such as cancer, trauma, congenital anomalies and obstetric complications. Although many research studies confirm that illnesses treatable by surgical interventions remain a top killer of the world’s most vulnerable populations, surgery has long been a neglected area of global health.