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.


Jeffrey Samet, MD, MA, MPH, is a primary care physician at Boston Medical Center (BMC) with expertise treating substance use disorders in general healthcare settings. Dr. Samet is also the John Noble, MD Professor in General Internal Medicine and the Vice Chair of Public Health in the Department of Medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. His research efforts focus on alcohol and drug abuse, HIV infection and primary medical care and he has worked internationally in Russia, India, Uganda, Ukraine and Vietnam. Dr. Samet is editor of the journal Addiction Science & Clinical Practice.

  • Departments

  • Specialties

    Substance use in medical settings, substance use and HIV infection, health professional substance use education

  • Administrative Title

    John Noble, MD Professor in General Internal Medicine and Vice Chair of Public Health, Department of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Internal Medicine, Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA Resident (Internal Medicine), Boston City Hospital, 1983-1988
  • Fellowship

    General Internal Medicine (Clinical and Research), Massachusetts General Hospital, 1986-1989
  • Education

    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1983
    Resident, Internal Medicine, BUSM, Boston City Hospital, 1986
    Clinical and Research Fellow, General Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School, MGH, 1989
  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • Research Interests

    Addiction Research