AboutOspedale San Raffaele is a clinical-research-university hospital established in 1971 to provide international-level specialized care for the most complex and difficult health conditions.

The hospital is a multi-specialty center with over 50 clinical specialties and has over 1300 beds; it is accredited by the Italian National Health System to provide care to both public and private, national and international patients. In 2015 Ospedale San Raffaele performed ~35,000 surgical interventions, ~45,000 patient admission, ~66,000 emergency room encounters and delivered over 7 million healthcare services including outpatient appointments and diagnostic exams. It is widely regarded as the most celebrated hospital in the country and among the most reputable centers in Europe.

Research at Ospedale San Raffaele focuses on integrating basic, translational and clinical research to provide the most advanced care to our patients. We count on over 1500 scientists, working in state-of-the-art facilities covering a surface of 130,000 square meters, and have produced over 1160 scientific publications in 2015. Research at OSR aims at understanding the mechanisms underlying a variety of important human diseases and at identifying new targets and new therapeutic strategies to treat them. The Institute is recognized as a global authority in molecular medicine and gene therapy, and is at the forefront of research in many other fields.

The San Raffaele Hospital hosts the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, a fully private university with a complete Medical School (including specialty courses and residencies), Nursing School, a Psycology graduate and post-graduate program, and Allied Health Professions School. Since 2010 Ospedale San Raffaele also hosts the International Medical Doctor Program, the only graduate program accredited to license Medical Doctors in both Europe and North America.