Ospedale San Raffaele (OSR) is a private research hospital recognized by the Italian Ministry of Health. It comprises clinical, research and training activities, conducted in a highly specialized and qualified campus with 1340 beds, around 1600 basic, clinical and translational scientists, and almost 3000 students.
OSR is one of the leading private scientific research institutes in Italy and performs cutting-edge science and aims at advancing the knowledge about human diseases and novel therapies through translational research. OSR can count on 4 Research Divisions, 4 Research Institutes, 4 Research Centers and more than 50 Clinical Operative Units.
OSR integrates its research with the education and training activities conducted at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (UniSR), which comprises the faculties of Medicine and Surgery, Psychology and Philosophy and provides specialized post graduate courses, residency programs in various medical specialties, and international PhD programs.
OSR and UniSR are completed by the Centro San Raffaele Foundation (FCSR), a non-profit organization that has been established to support the research of the San Raffaele Hospital with the aim of helping the development of science in the service of medicine. The relationship between OSR, UniSR and FCSR is managed by Master Agreements. A common campus hosts all teaching, basic, translational and clinical research activities in a large infrastructural compound. Therefore, OSR offers the opportunity to work in a unique environment where research laboratories, clinical units, and teaching activities effectively interact on a daily basis.
OSR is also part of a bigger health private group, the largest in Italy, one of the largest in Europe: San Donato Group (GSD). The Group consists of 18 hospitals of which 3 are IRCCS research hospitals with a total of 5169 beds and an amount of 3.9 million patients per year.