Innovation Fellows Program

Career Development Opportunities for Future Leaders in Translational Medicine

The Innovation Fellows Program enables personnel exchanges between Partners hospitals and participating industry. Biopharmaceutical, device, venture capital, digital health, payors, and consulting firms engage with early career Harvard faculty and trainees appointed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. Fellows gain the competencies they need to become future leaders in health care through experiential opportunities.

The Innovation Fellows Program matches the interests and qualifications of candidates with objectives of the host organizations. Fellow Projects typically focus on:

At Industry

  • Drug or device development
  • Care redesign
  • Clinical trial strategy
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Company financing and launch
  • Reimbursement and portfolio management

At Partners HealthCare

  • Cutting edge research
  • Asset identification and commercialization
  • Teaching/Education

Program Benefits

  • Gain on-site experience to enhance skills in a collaborative, team-based environment
  • Develop capabilities in drug development, regulatory, commercialization, transformation and more
  • Expand professional relationships while being personally mentored by top leaders
  • Gain exposure to alternative career paths or new opportunities for career acceleration
  • Access to clinical insights from world-class faculty

How is the Partners Innovation Fellows Program unique?

  • Provides a rare opportunity to be immersed in collaborative, team-based projects in an industry setting
  • Fellows receive direct mentorship from top industry executives and senior leadership at world-renowned hospitals as well as proprietary educational online programs
  • A Partners-wide program model allows uniform access to a deep pool of high caliber early career Harvard appointed candidates
  • The Fellows Program provides maximum flexibility for both Fellows and Host Industries
Innovation Fellows Program

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Program Mentors

Nathalie Agar, PhD

Nathalie Agar, PhD
Principal Investigator, Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Director of Surgical Molecular Imaging Lab (SMIL), Neurosurgery, BWH; Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School

Nazem Atassi, MD

Nazem Atassi, MD
Associate Director, Neurological Clinical Research Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

William Carlezon, PhD

William Carlezon, PhD
Chief, Division of Basic Neuroscience, McLean Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Mason Freeman, MD

Mason Freeman, MD
Director, Translational Medicine Group, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Ali Tavvakoli, MD

Ali Tavvakoli, MD
Co-Director, Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

“I am incredibly excited about Partners Fellows Program as a two-way bridge between Academia and Industry, and I am confident that it will be a transformative experience for the next generation of life science innovators.”

Nazem Atassi, MD
Associate Director, NCRI, Neurology; Program Mentor, former Fellow

“There is strong interest in training our early career clinicians and scientists in the life sciences industry; creating a climate in which industry and academia work collaboratively can only improve our chances for success.”

Nathalie Agar, PhD
Principal Investigator, Neurosurgery; Program Mentor

“Boston Pharmaceuticals is excited to participate as a host for this unique collaboration opportunity between the talented individuals across Industry and Partners HealthCare. The Fellows Program uniquely fosters the culture of open innovation that is so important for the future of health care.”

Constantine Chinoporos
Chief Business Officer, Boston Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Contact

Questions about the program can be directed to:

Cary Mazzone
Program Manager, Innovation Fellows Program
Partners HealthCare Innovation

857-307-2424
cmazzone@partners.org  |  innovationfellows@partners.org