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.


Tamar F. Barlam, MD, is an infectious disease specialist Chief of Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Barlam is also a professor of Infectious Disease at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Her research interests focus on understanding factors that influence antimicrobial prescribing and the implementation and impact of stewardship interventions. With more than 30 years of experience directing antimicrobial stewardship programs, Dr. Barlam serves as Chair of the National Committee on Antimicrobial Stewardship Education and Implementation.

  • Administrative Title

    Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and Professor of Infectious Disease, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System, 1979-1982
  • Fellowship

    Infectious Disease, New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus), 1982-1984
  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine