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.


Robert W. Pistey, MD, is an attending pathologist and the Medical Director of Biobank at Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is also a clinical associate professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine in Anatomic Pathology at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Since his appointment in 2003, Dr. Pistey has held many roles including attending physician, lab Instructor, mentor, and pathology resident lecturer. Many of his past students are fellows, assistant professors, and residents at universities like Johns Hopkins, Columbia, University of Washington, and Boston University. He is a member of the BMC Cancer Care Committee and regularly attends continuing medical education courses at Harvard Medical School.
  • Departments

  • Specialties

    Medical education, anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, breast pathology, cytopathology

  • Administrative Title

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Anatomic Pathology, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Attending Pathologist, Medical Director, Biobank.

  • Residency

    Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, 1993-1998
  • Education

    Boston University School of Medicine, 1993
  • Board Certifications

    Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology