BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.


Daniel C. Chen, MD, is a board-certified primary care physician at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and a clinical associate professor of medicine at Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, where he also serves as an assistant dean for student affairs and course director for the research elective in biomedical sciences. Dr. Chen's research focuses on the evaluation and measurement of medical student empathy. He has made instrumental contributions to medical education in this subject, including being one of the first researchers to use the Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy. His work demonstrating a decrease in medical student empathy has led to medical curriculum changes.

  • Departments

  • Specialties

    Medical education, Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy, medical student empathy

  • Administrative Title

    Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System, 2002-2005
  • Education

    New York University Grossman School of Medicine, 2002
  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine