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.


Ellen Cooper, MD, is a pediatric infectious disease specialist, as well as the founder and Medical Director of the Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Program at Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Cooper also leads the Transition Clinic for older adolescents who are transitioning to adult care. She is a professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Dr. Cooper is a world-renowned expert and prolific researcher on pediatric HIV treatment and care. She was one of the original members of the HIV Consensus Committee, and has worked to share her expertise all over the world, including Uganda, Cameroon, South Africa, Zambia, and Ethiopia.

  • Administrative Title

    Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Pediatrics, University of Colorado, 1980-1986
  • Fellowship

    Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado, 1983-1986
  • Board Certifications

    Pediatric Infectious Diseases, American Board of Pediatrics