Harvard Medical School Affiliation

Redefining the aging experience through exceptional care, innovative research, and excellence in teaching.

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Hebrew SeniorLife is the only senior care organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School and it is home to the only long-term chronic care teaching hospital in the United States. Our patients and residents benefit from the spirit of curiosity this prestigious academic connection brings to our care delivery and programs.

Our Harvard affiliation also connects us to one of the richest biomedical research collectives in the world, which includes four major teaching hospitals in the Boston area as well as Harvard Medical School’s 18 academic health care centers.

Making a Difference in Boston and Beyond

Future doctors, researchers, and health care professionals find an enriching learning environment at Hebrew SeniorLife as they learn from and work alongside our skilled professionals.

Hebrew SeniorLife is home to the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, a renowned clinical research leader committed to improving the care of seniors worldwide. Together, scientists and caregivers transform research results into real-world solutions - at Hebrew SeniorLife and beyond.

How We’re Redefining Aging

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Making Discoveries

Innovative Research

Studying everything from the brain to mobility, Marcus Institute scientists advance medical knowledge in the field of aging and inform health care policy.

See What We’re Researching
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Preparing Future Professionals

Excellence in Education

Future gerontologists, researchers, and health care professionals learn side-by-side with our Harvard Medical School faculty and skilled patient care team.

About our Academic Programs


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