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Recent Media Coverage

Boston Medical Center news, features, and physicians in local and national media.

BMC to Offer Gender Reassignment Surgery
The Boston Globe, May 18, 2016

BMC is the first hospital in Massachusetts, and one of a few in the country, to offer male-to-female gender affirmation for transgender patients, responding to a growing and unmet demand for treatment in the transgender community.

Boston Medical Center Launches First Comprehensive Transgender Medical Center In Northeast
WBUR CommonHealth, May 18, 2016

“This is very exciting for me to see us (BMC) stepping up to do this,” said Dr. Joshua Safer, FACP, medical director of the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery. “If you look across North America, there are only a handful of surgeons doing this sort of thing.”

Recovering Addict’s 
Musical Hits Stage
Boston Herald, May 15, 2016

A BMC patient's musicial about the struggle of addiction hit the stage in Cambridge last week, and Dr. Katherine Gergen-Barnett, the patient's family medicine physician, was there in the first row.

Till Wrinkles Do Us Part: Introducing the Brotox Groom
The New York Times, May 12, 2016 

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel, chief of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at BMC, describes the increase in male patients he's seen related to pre-wedding reasons.

Chronic Pain May Trigger Many Cases of Painkiller Addiction: Survey
HealthDay, May 12, 2016 

Dr. Daniel Alford, MPH, director of the Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) unit at BMC, led a study which found more than eight in 10 people abusing prescription drugs said they were doing so to treat pain.

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Recent Press Releases

Official press releases issued by Boston Medical Center.

Boston Medical Center’s Adult, Pediatric Trauma Centers Re-Verified By American College of Surgeons
May 23, 2016

Excessive Drinkers, High Income Households Pay Majority of State Alcohol Tax Increases, Study Finds
May 19, 2016

Boston Medical Center First in the Northeast to Offer Male-to-Female Gender Affirmation Surgery to Transgender Patients
May 18, 2016

BMC Physician Receives 2016 ASAM Late-Breaking Abstract Award
April 27, 2016

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