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About Tufts Medical Center

At Tufts Medical Center, we treat the whole family. Whether you’re welcoming a newborn into the world or preparing for surgery, we’re here to help you navigate all phases of the health and wellness journey.

Tufts Medical Center is a world-renowned academic medical center that has been providing exceptional care across New England for over two centuries. Our clinicians are dedicated to delivering innovative, patient-centered care every day, from our primary care to our Level I Trauma Center to our leading heart transplant program and over 100 specialties and services. We are also the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine and a leading research institution that conducts game-changing medical and health policy research. 

Nationally recognized + leading-edge care

At Tufts Medical Center, we're all about providing the best care in more than a hundred different specialties, everything from heart care and cancer treatment to neuroscience, orthopedics, and organ transplantation. Our emergency services are second to none, including a Level I Trauma Center, heliport and geriatric emergency care accreditation. Since 2000, we've performed more adult heart transplants than any other New England center.

Our whole team works tirelessly to provide the highest quality care to every single patient we see. And it shows – in the latest "Top Doctors" issue of Boston Magazine, no fewer than 160 Tufts Medical Center physicians were recognized across 47 clinical specialties.

We're also thrilled to have received recognition from the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program, which acknowledges outstanding nursing care. This is the most prestigious credential a healthcare organization can get for nursing excellence and quality patient care.

Groundbreaking research + clinical trials

Our researchers are always exploring and developing the coolest new ways to help people stay healthy at every stage of life. They've been making big strides for over 200 years, and they won't stop until everybody is living their healthiest life. We just got a huge $92 million grant to support the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, which is a big deal because it helps us do even more research and train the next generation of researchers.

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The history of Tufts Medical Center
Tufts Medical Center's proud and distinguished tradition began in 1796, when a group of public-spirited Bostonians, including patriots Paul Revere and Samuel Adams, established the Boston Dispensary as the third permanent medical facility in the country and the first New England.

FAQs about Tufts Medical Center

Where is Tufts Medical Center?

Tufts Medical Center is easily accessible by car from the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90), the O’Neill Tunnel and the Southeast Expressway (I-93). The hospital is located in downtown Boston — in Chinatown and the Theater District — and within walking distance of the Boston Common, Downtown Crossing and many hotels and restaurants.

The “Tufts Medical Center” Orange Line stop is located across from the main hospital entrance on Washington Street. Other nearby MBTA stops are “Downtown Crossing” (Red Line) and “Boylston” (Green Line). We are also convenient to bus lines 3, 11, 43, 55 and the Silver Line. Get directions

The main entrance to Tufts Medical Center for patients and visitors is located at 800 Washington Street. This entrance has connections to all other inpatient and outpatient buildingsEmergency services for adult as well as pediatric patients are located at the North Building, 860 Washington Street.

What is the phone number for Tufts Medical Center?

The general phone number for Tufts Medical Center is 617.636.5000.

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What are Tufts Medical Center’s hours?

Tufts Medical Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visiting hours are from 11 am–8 pm daily. 

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Where can I park at Tufts Medical Center?

A Patient Valet Parking Service is available between the Medical Center’s North and South Buildings, on Washington Street, Monday through Friday between 6 am–7 pm. Call 617.636.5580 for additional information.

Parking is available in the Medical Center’s garage at 274 Tremont St., next to the Boch Center/Wang Theatre. All patients with an appointment will be accommodated. Parking tickets can be validated for reduced parking rates at the clinic your patient is visiting.

How can I make an appointment at Tufts Medical Center?

To make an appointment for someone over the age of 18, please call 617.636.5000 or call the service directly: 

You can complete our appointment request form, and a member of our team will contact you to schedule your appointment as soon as possible. This site is not designed to and does not provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to any other individual.

In the case of a medical emergency, please call 911 or visit your local Emergency department for immediate assistance.

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To make an appointment for an adult: 617.636.5000

To make an appointment for a child: 617.636.8100

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Interpreter Services: 617.636.5547

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Executive team

Our leadership

  • Kevin Bennett
    Interim Senior Vice President of Finance
  • Erik Garpestad, MD
    Chief Medical Officer
  • Terry Hudson-Jinks, RN, MSN
    Chief Nursing Officer, Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Patient Experience Officer
  • Karen Freund, MD
    Chair of Medicine, Physician-in-Chief
  • Jason Hall, MD
    Chair of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief
  • Geoffrey Binney, Jr, MD, MPH
    Chair of Pediatrics, Pediatrician-in-Chief
  • Lauren Ripley, JD
    Deputy General Counsel
  • Dan Carton
    Lead Human Resources Business Partner
  • Tiffany Reed
    Vice President of Development
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We love it here. We think you will, too

You want to make people’s lives better — yours included — in a career that rewards, challenges and gives you opportunities for growth. Here, you’ll make an impact and build your career, supported by a community of brilliant, compassionate colleagues.

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Our locations

From regular office visits to inpatient stays, find the healthcare you need and deserve close to home.

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Our doctors + care team

Meet the doctors and care team devoted to supporting you every step of the way along your path to better health.

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