Harvard Medical School and the Longwood Medical Area

Boston Children's Hospital is the primary pediatric program of Harvard Medical School, which is located next to the hospital. All faculty hold academic appointments at the medical school. There are more than 3000 Harvard Medical School faculty affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital.

Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School are part of a larger, roughly 20 square block campus called the Longwood Medical Area. Children's sits in the center of this area, adjacent to the Brigham and Women's HospitalBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, as well as Harvard Medical School, and within a block of the Joslin Diabetes Center, the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Some members of the staff are also staff members at one of these neighboring institutions.

Boston Children's Hospital participates in numerous cooperative programs. It is a partner in Neonatology with Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. It is the headquarters of the New England Regional Infant Cardiac Program, the site of the Massachusetts Poison Control System, a partner in the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a partner in the Joint Program in Gastroenterology and Nutrition with Massachusetts General Hospital across town. Several surgical departments are joint programs with the Brigham and Women's Hospital.