GUMC is an internationally recognized academic medical center whose missions of research, teaching and patient care are carried out with a strong emphasis on community outreach and the Jesuit principle of cura personalis — care of the whole person.
More than 400 GUMC scientists and physicians are conducting cutting-edge biomedical research, and undertaking more than 300 clinical trials on-site.
GUMC educates physicians, scientists, and health care professionals committed to the care of others and the health needs of society.
Clinical care at Georgetown University Hospital is provided through its clinical partner, MedStar Health, the largest non-profit healthcare system in the mid-Atlantic region.
Pain, a confounding, complex spectrum of symptoms, is a small word for a vast continuum of hurt. Both widely used types of pain drugs carry dangerous side effects. Physicians are exploring innovative biomedical approaches like cell and blood based therapies to treat pain.