If you are having an emergency, please call 911.

BMC offers state of the art emergency care in an equitable and compassionate manner. We offer in person or web-based interpreter services for over 150 languages. If you have medical questions, please call your primary care doctor, or you may come to the Emergency Department to be seen. We are not able to give medical advice over the phone.

The Emergency Department at Boston Medical Center

The Emergency Department (ED) at Boston Medical Center provides 24/7 cutting-edge, comprehensive, team-based emergency medical care. Located in the heart of Boston’s historic South End, we offer a full complement of surgical and subspecialty consult services.

Boston Medical Center is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Our Emergency Department serves more than 130,000 patients each year and is a national model of excellence in emergency medicine. We have a specialized pediatric emergency department staffed by board certified pediatricians and pediatric emergency medicine specialists. Our team consists of experienced emergency medicine attending physicians, advanced practice providers, emergency medicine residents, Emergency nurses, patient care techs, mental health specialists, social workers and case managers.

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Vision

Partner with our community to deliver exceptional, accessible, and equitable emergency care, while aspiring to eliminate preventable injury and disease

Mission

The Boston Medical Center Emergency Department provides compassionate, culturally humble, and sensitive high-quality acute care to our patients while addressing the biopsychosocial needs of our diverse population, training the leaders of tomorrow, and advancing health outcomes in our community through scholarship and advocacy.

Diversity Statement

The BMC ED strives to achieve health equity, racial and social justice, and departmental diversity. As a team, we work to create and foster an inclusive and safe environment. We celebrate diversity in our patients, staff, faculty, trainees, and our surrounding community, including but not limited to all genders, races, ethnicities, languages, sexual orientations, religions, socioeconomic backgrounds, health status, country of origin, and abilities. Using education, research, and advocacy, we work to address and alleviate acute medical and social health disparities. Additionally, we take aim at upstream structural drivers of health to impact deep-rooted threats to equity.

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Clínicas Especializadas

Acute Care and Trauma Surgery

The BMC Trauma Center has a reputation as one of the country's finest centers. Verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I adult trauma center, BMC provides the highest level of care to patients with serious, life-threatening injuries.

Programas y Servicios

Project ASSERT

Project ASSERT (Alcohol and Substance Use Services, Education, and Referral to Treatment) provides screening and brief intervention to patients in BMC's Emergency Department. Project ASSERT's team members counsel patients whose alcohol and/or drug use was directly and indirectly implicated in their need for emergency services.

Faster Paths to Treatment

Faster Paths to Treatment, is BMC’s substance use disorder urgent care program. It is a judgment-free home for people suffering with addiction. Staff members help individuals overcome their addiction by rapidly evaluating, motivating, and referring patients with substance use disorders to a network of care, including inpatient and outpatient detox, treatment, and aftercare services.

Grayken Center Clinical Resources

At Boston Medical Center, we recognize that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to addiction treatment. BMC has developed tailored treatment programs that meet patients where they are, be it in an office or on the street. All of our programs emphasize evidence-based treatments.

Violence Intervention Advocacy Program

Boston Medical Center's Violence Intervention Program (VIAP) responds to all violent penetrating injuries (gunshot or stab wounds) admitted to the Emergency Department. Since 2006, VIAP has worked to guide victims of community violence through physical and emotional recovery using a trauma-informed approach to care. VIAP provides crisis intervention, mental health services, ongoing case management on an array of basic needs and individual goals, family support services, and more.

Nuestro Equipo

Physicians

Vonzella A Bryant, MD

EM Director Undergraduate Medical Education , Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Special Interests

Medical Education, DEI

Avery E Clark, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Residency Program Director

Emily C Cleveland Manchanda, MD, MPH

Assistant Program Director for the BMC Executive Fellowship in Health Equity, Director for Social Justice Education and Implementation at the AMA, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Lindsay M Davis, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Special Interests

Clinical ultrasound

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Andreas Dewitz, MD

Clinicial director, POCUS Education, Solomont Simulation Center, Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
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Gabriela Guez, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Special Interests

Emergency Medicine, Medical Education

Lori L Harrington, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
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Gabrielle A Jacquet, MD

Director Health Equity, Director of Global Health, Director Global and Local Health Equity Fellowship, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Special Interests

Health Equity, Global Health, Limited English Proficiency, Medical Education

Thea L James, MD, MBA

VP of Mission, Associate CMO BMC, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Special Interests

health equity, emergency medicine

Emergency Department

Megan M Leo, MD

Vice Chair of ED Ultrasound , Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Gina M Lopez, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Special Interests

Trauma informed care, complex care delivery and workplace safety

Brendan G Magauran, MD, MBA

Vice Chair for Administration/Clinical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, , Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
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Zayir Malik, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Special Interests

pain management, medical education

Andres Mallipudi, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine

Special Interests

Global Health

Kelly C Mayo, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Clerkship Director

Kerry K McCabe, MD

Vice Chair of Education, Department of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Special Interests

emergency and trauma care

Ron Medzon, MD

Director of Emergency Medicine, Solomont Center for Medical Simulation and Nursing Education, Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

Elizabeth L Mitchell, MD

Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
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Andrew Mittelman, MD

Assistant Residency Program Director of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Special Interests

Resident/Trainee education, Resident burnout and attrition, resuscitation leadership, post-exposure prophylaxis

Krithika M Muruganandan, MD

Advanced Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director, Emergency Ultrasound Clerkship Director, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Special Interests

Advanced Emergency Ultrasound, Global Health

Madeline Palmer, MD

Medical Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Elissa M Perkins, MD, MPH

Vice Chair of Research, Emergency Medicine; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Kevin M Ryan, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Medical Director Emergency Management; Fellowship Director EMS

Special Interests

Emergency Medicine, EMS, Emergency Preparedness, Drowning

Jeffrey I Schneider, MD

Designated Institutional Officer for ACGME, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Jordan A Spector, MD

Residency Program Director, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine,

Stephanie N Stapleton, MD

Director of Emergency Medicine Simulation, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Special Interests

Airway interventions, care of the ventilated patient

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Demian Szyld, MD, EdM

Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Special Interests

Simulation Based Education

Ariana W Weber, MD

Associate Medical Director of Emergency Medicine, Boston EMS, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine

Laura A Welsh, MD

Interim Associate Residency Program Director, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Special Interests

Arrhythmia, Occlusive Myocardial Infarctions, Women's Health, Airway Managment

Brian J. Yun, MD, MPH, MBA

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Nurse Practicioners

Nancy Connors

Physician Assistants

Kelly A Burns, PA-C

Physician Assistant of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
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Max H Lynd, PA-C

Instructor of Emergency Medicine

Special Interests

Wilderness Medicine

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Mark DeLeo

Isabel Hardy

Greg Howarth

Brooke Kent

Alicia Pavadore

Mara Swartzentruber

Thomas Connor

Recursos del Proveedor

The Clinical Training Center at Boston Medical Center

The Clinical Training Center is an American Heart Association Training Center that provides the highest quality educational programs and support to the Faculty and Staff of BMC, other facilities Healthcare Providers, and to the Community.

Philanthropy/Development

Boston Medical Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible. If you have any questions about giving, please call Our Development Office at 617.638.8990 or email philanthropy@bmc.org.

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Noticias del Departamento

Resumen de la Investigación

The Emergency Department is engaged in various types of clinical research that are relevant to our patient population. Topics include opioid use disorder, infectious disease management including diagnosis of HIV and HCV, acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination, use of interpreter services, and the use of restraints in treating violent patients or those with altered mental status. There is an ongoing funded study looking at FAST exam ultrasound images and the use of developing artificial intelligence to accurately diagnose findings with a goal of using this technology in limited resource settings.

Educational topics being studied include the use of shame in feedback, Crisis Management Training in the Simulation lab, and Thrive training of Social Determinants of Health for interns. We are collaborating with Pediatric Emergency Medicine in a K23 project evaluating the feasibility of using telemedicine in the prehospital setting for pediatric patients with acute respiratory distress. Our Violence Intervention Advocacy Program is currently investigating adverse outcomes for victims of violence who are experiencing homelessness, as well as evaluating the impact of peer-advocate interventions post penetrating trauma.

We have several other projects in the developmental stages. 

Información Sobre Residencia y Becas

Residency Information

We offer a PGY1-4 Emergency Medicine Residency Program, with 14 residents per year. As an independent academic department at Boston University School of Medicine, our EM program is a respected leader among clinical departments.

If you are a medical student interested in applying for a rotation, or to our residency program, go to https://www.bumc.bu.edu/emergencymedicine/clerkships/

Fellowship Information

We offer fellowships in EMS Administration, Ultrasound, and Global and Local Health Equity.

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