Our Faculty

The Faculty of Medicine is comprised of all faculty of both Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.  As of September 2016, our community consists of 1268 Professors, 1576 Associate Professors, 2934 Assistant Professors, 4628 Instructors and 944 Lecturers.  Our faculty teach not only medical, dental and graduate students, but also more than 8861 research and clinical fellows appointed in the basic and social science departments as well as at our 16 affiliated institutions. These trainees include interns, residents, clinical fellows, and postdoctoral fellows.

Harvard Medical School (HMS) has a large and distinguished faculty committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease. The School’s main quadrangle -- located in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area is comprised of dozens of labs, classrooms and offices, serving as a home for more than 178 tenured and tenure-track faculty. The School extends beyond the Quad through affiliation agreements, administered by the Office for Academic and Clinical Affairs, with 16 hospitals and research institutes. These vital teaching and research partners include more than 10,000 physicians and scientists with HMS faculty appointments. Many of the affiliated institutions offer faculty development and diversity resources.

One of the premier schools of dental medicine in the world, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) also has core strength in musculoskeletal-disease research and offers students public health opportunities in local communities and across the globe. HSDM is the only school at Harvard that offers direct patient care, with the Harvard Dental Center welcoming more than 25,000 patients for over 57,000 dental visits every year. In a unique educational model, HSDM students study clinical medicine with Harvard medical students and then pursue additional years of intensive, interdisciplinary clinical science education at HSDM and affiliated sites. The Forsyth Institute is affiliated with HSDM.