We are delighted that you have chosen to allow us to help you keep your children healthy. Our team of pediatric clinicians at Boston Medical Center will work with you to provide the best possible care for your child. We provide comprehensive medical care from infancy to young adulthood. This includes routine check-ups and childhood immunizations, as well as care when your child is sick or has a chronic medical problem.

Our pediatric providers go the extra mile to help families raising children in MetroBoston. Here are a few standout elements of our practice and programs we've developed here that reflect our tradition of innovation and leadership nationally in an integrative approach to primary care for kids and families:

  • Thanks to the Reach Out and Read Program, every child gets a book at every check-up from ages 6 months to 6 years old. We often have volunteers in our waiting room to read to your children.
  • Our Family Navigation team can help with families around connecting with resources in their neighborhoods, including after school programs, child care and youth recreation.  We check in with families around routing visits to see if there are opportunities for meeting their unmet needs, and giving them the tools they need to do so.
  • Our Integrated Behavioral Health Team is on site to assist with urgent and complicated issues to support our patients and connect them to longer term therapeutic services as needed.
  • Staff and interpreters are available who speak your language – no matter what it is.
  • Child Life specialists are on staff to take the sting and fear out of visiting the doctor's office.
  • We have expanded hours, including evenings and Saturdays to meet out patients' needs.
  • We offer a number of special programs in our Primary Care Clinic, including the SOFAR clinic, the Comprehensive Care Program, the Grow Program, and the EASE/Special Education clinic to address specific challenges some families face.
  • Our Adolescent Program offers preventive/wellness visits as well as services that support teens and young adults, including the CATCH (Child and Adolescent Transgender Center for Health), and reproductive and health counseling.
  • We offer next generation care, including on site programs promoting financial health and literacy supports for families, like StreetCred.
  • The Department of Pediatrics offers a full range of pediatric specialty care clinics and timely referrals to keep children healthy.

Key Principles and Values

  1. Family-Centered Care: We are partners with children’s families to raise healthy, well-adjusted children with good habits for lifelong health.
  2. Quality medical services emphasizing prevention: we are committed to bringing our patients and families the very best medical care available anywhere.
  3. We celebrate cultural diversity: We have a multi-lingual and multi-cultural staff, and easy access to BMC Interpreter Services to enable families to participate in the care of their children delivered within the program.

Choosing a Pediatrician for your Child

At Boston Medical Center we provide a variety of clinicians tohelp deliver the best pediatrics possible.  Our team of physicians and nurses has been recognized by a number of independant organizations for overall excellence.

Contact Us

801 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02119
7th Floor
Crosstown Center
617.414.5946

Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Specialty Clinics

Programs and Services

Grow Clinic

The Grow Clinic for Children is an outpatient subspecialty clinic at Boston Medical Center that started in 1984 to provide comprehensive specialty medical, nutritional, developmental and social services and dietary assistance to children from the Greater Boston area referred with Failure To Thrive (FTT) by their primary care physician. In addition to providing clinical services, we advocate for policies that decrease the number of children in need. The Grow Clinic is part of BMC’s Department of Pediatrics.

Integrated Behavioral Health

Our integrated behavioral health (IBH) service provides trauma-informed, culturally responsive, evidence-based behavioral health services to patients seen in outpatient medical practices. The IBH team, a diverse group of social work clinicians, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and psychiatrists, works in general internal medicine, family medicine, OBGYN, geriatrics, infectious disease, nutrition, transplant, neurology, pulmonology, the Center for Digestive Disorders, and the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery.

Pediatric Practice of the Future

Pediatric care represents a tremendous opportunity to improve children’s health and well-being—infants come to primary care 6 times in the first year of life alone, and pediatric providers develop longitudinal relationships with families. But to best care for children and families, we must re-design our care delivery to actively partner both other health care providers (like adult medicine, obstetrics-gynecology and psychiatry), educators and community organizations; develop novel programs; and bring the best of existing evidence into our daily practice.

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Patient Resources

What Parents Should Know About Bullying

No parent wants to learn that their child is being bullied, or find out that their child may be taking part in bullying behavior. Regardless, bullying is a form of violence that should be taken seriously. Bullying is defined as a pattern of behavior aimed at humiliating, hurting, or dominating another person. Unfortunately, it is a common for school-aged children to experience bullying at some point. A recent, nation-wide study completed by the National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics indicated that about 21% of students ages 12-18 experienced bullying.

The Joel and Barbara Alpert Endowment for Children of the City

The Joel and Barbara Alpert Endowment and the Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family will support Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center Department fellows, pediatric faculty or pediatric residents to implement and evaluate projects that innovate and transform pediatric health care delivery and improve child health outcomes. Fellows are also invited to submit more traditional small research grants. 

Additional Information

Department News

Research Overview

The Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center conducts a range of health services, clinical, translational, and basic science research. Learn more about the work we do. 

Residency and Fellowship Information

The Pediatric Fellowship Program is based in the Department of General Pediatrics at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. The mission of the fellowship is to train highly motivated investigators with a focus on topics relevant to medically under-served communities.  We have an exciting mix of educational curricular choices in epidemiology and health services research, and experiential learning opportunities in public health. BMC has over a 100-year history of caring for children from traditionally underserved populations. Much of our research and many of our programs focus on improving the lives of these children. The clinical service has approximately 2,000 admissions and 75,000 ambulatory visits each year. The residency is combined with Boston Children's Hospital.

The Health Service Research Division is home to the General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship. This fellowship part of the larger Academic Primary Care Fellowship at BMC/BU in collaboration with the Division of General Internal Medicine (including Addiction Medicine), Department of Family Medicine, Department of Surgery, the Preventive Medicine Training program, and the BU School of Public Health. Our trainees have gone on to hold leadership positions in academia and government.