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.


Dr. Paul Hammerness is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, and Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at BMC and BU School of Medicine. Dr. Hammerness has been involved in clinical care, teaching and research for the past 20 years, with expertise in ADHD across the lifespan, Pediatric psychopharmacology, with dozens of peer reviewed publications and lectures locally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Hammerness has held increasing leadership roles across academic institutions, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, as well as Southcoast Health, prior to joining BMC in 2023.

  • Departments

  • Specialties

    child psychiatry, psychopharmacology, ADHD

  • Pronouns

  • Contact

  • Primary Location

    850 Harrison Ave
    Boston, MA 02118
  • Administrative Title

    Executive Vice Chair, Psychiatry

  • Residency

    MGH/McLean Hospitals
  • Fellowship

    MGH/McLean Hospitals
  • Education

    Geisel School Of Medicine At Dartmouth, 1998
  • Board Certifications

  • Research Interests