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. Christian Arbelaez is an emergency room physician and the Chief of Emergency Medicine at BMC, and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

Dr. Arbelaez is an innovative leader and global expert in emergency care delivery systems and public health who focuses on improving access to care and health outcomes of vulnerable populations. Throughout his career, he has participated in several domestic and international volunteer relief efforts and has been awarded many prestigious teaching and leadership awards.

Dr. Arbelaez received his medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He also received his Master of Public Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and completed a Hispanic Mid-Career Executive Leadership Fellowship from New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Leadership Center.
  • Departments

  • Specialties

    Clinical innovation in the ED, physician leadership development, workforce diversity

  • Primary Location

    1 Boston Medical Center Pl
    Boston, MA 02118
  • Administrative Title

    Chair of Emergency Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2000-2004
  • Education

    University of Texas Medical Branch, 2000
  • Board Certifications

    Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine