Innovation Fellows Program

Partners HealthCare & Partners HealthCare Innovation

Partners HealthCare (PHS) is a not-for-profit health care system that is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community locally and globally. Founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, PHS includes community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, and other health-related entities. As a part of the Partners network, Partners HealthCare Innovation develops and enhances the commercial value for Partners technology, ensuring that our research and insights benefit patients.


Innovation Fellows Program

The Innovation Fellows Program is a career development initiative that seeks to increase collaboration between the Partners HealthCare community and industry. It is an opportunity for a personnel exchange between PHS core hospitals – Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and McLean Hospital – and participating biopharmaceuticals, venture capital firms, and other commercial entities.

The Innovation Fellows Program matches the interests and qualifications of candidates and objectives of the host organizations, with Fellows Project focused on:

  • Industry: Drug or device development, clinical trial design, regulatory affairs, reimbursement and portfolio management
  • PHS: Clinical and laboratory research, asset commercialization, teaching / education

Innovation Fellows Program Benefits

  • Gain on-site experience to enhance skills in a collaborative, team-based environment
  • Develop capabilities and skills across the pipeline and commercialization process
  • Create and grow new industry partnerships and collaborations
  • Gain exposure to alternative career paths or new opportunities for career acceleration
  • Access to clinical insights from world-class Fellows and Faculty
  • Expand professional network

How is the Partners Innovation Fellows Program unique?

  • Customize the Innovation Fellows Program structure, design, and duration to meet the objectives and needs of all participants
  • Collaborate with Harvard faculty and clinicians at world-renown hospitals with mentorship from senior Partners HealthCare leadership, along with industry players within the Boston and Cambridge biotech community
  • Develop an expansive network through department rotations, elective courses, and hands-on training

Candidate Eligibility

Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications to apply:

  • MD, PhD, or a joint degree.
  • Clinical Fellows must have completed their residency
  • Research Fellows must have more than two years of post-doc training.
  • Faculty eligible
  • Available for 50-100% effort
  • Duration between 6-24 months as required per project

Who Should Apply:

Individuals who meet the requisite qualifications currently, or anyone who will have the requisite qualifications within the next year.  Innovation will place all applicant information in a database for current or future positions as indicated on application.

How to Apply:

Innovation is currently accepting applications for Fellows from PHS hospitals for placement at industry. The relevant application can be found here:

Innovation Fellows Application

  1. For placements beginning in Fall, 2017 or 2018, please submit the completed application and recent CV in PDF format to:

PDF file name should follow the below format:

  • Application Form: Last name underscore institution underscore department (Last Name_XXX_XXXXXX)
  • CV: Last name underscore CV (Last Name_CV)
  • Institution set as BWH, MGH, or McL

Applications will be treated as confidential documents.

How to Apply: PHS Hospital Internal Applicant Process

Step 1

Step 2

  • Fellows Program Manager to send postings for open Industry Host positions to applicants for consideration
  • Program Selection Committee reviews candidate applications for Industry Host opportunities
  • Candidates ranked per best match to Host opportunity

Step 3

Step 4

  • Selected candidates’ application and cv provided to Industry Host for review
  • Industry Host may conduct in-person meetings, phone screens, or other means to ensure candidate fit
  • Selected candidate/Fellow will start at designed Host opportunity at a mutually agreed upon time
  • A PHS Mentor will be assigned to each Fellow
  • Fellow and Mentor will participate in an "off-boarding" process with Partners Innovation staff prior to starting Fellow's Project


How to Apply: Industry Host

At this time we are accepting applications for industry hosts. The relevant application can be found here:

Innovation Fellows Program HOST Application

Please submit the completed application to the Partners Innovation Fellows Program email:



Partners HealthCare Innovation 215 First Street, 5th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142

Questions about the program can be directed to:

Cary Mazzone
Program Manager, Innovation Fellows Program
Partners HealthCare Innovation
857-307-2424 |