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Brett Bouma, PhD

Professor, Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Professor, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School

Professor, Dermatology/WCP, Massachusetts General Hospital

Contact Info

Brett Bouma
Massachusetts General Hospital
40 Blossom Str, BAR 814
Boston, MA, 02114
Phone: 617-726-9007
Fax: 617-726-4103


Petronella Bodo
Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
BAR 716
40 Blossom Street
Boston, MA, 02114
Phone: 617-726-1580

DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Gastrointestinal Malignancies
Cancer Imaging

Lab Website

Wellman Center for Photomedicine

Research Abstract

Dr. Bouma has extensive experience with the development and translation of novel diagnostic instrumentation for biological and medical applications. His research group at the Massachusetts General Hospital has developed and conducted the first human studies with optical coherence tomography in the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, duodenum, colon, and biliary tree) for screening and surveillance roles in detecting early cancer. Patents from this work have resulted in commercially available gastroesophageal imaging systems.
Dr. Bouma’s current work includes the integration of ultrasound and optical imaging technologies, the development of novel high power fiber lasers for biological tissue coagulation and marking, and the innovation of new methods for real-time monitoring of surgical and therapeutic procedures.
Through the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Dr. Bouma teaches graduate courses and supervises MD, MD/PhD, and PhD students.


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