BMC’s Pediatric Emergency Department (PED) delivers emergency care to patients aged newborn to 22. The PED is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Upon arrival, a trained pediatric emergency nurse will greet the patient, make an initial evaluation of the emergency and determine the child’s priority of care. Please understand that in any emergency room, the most urgent cases must be seen first, regardless of the order in which patients arrive.

The Pediatric Emergency Department team of doctors, nurses and other professional staff at BMC and are highly trained to provide initial care and treatment of all medical and surgical conditions. When needed, these doctors call on specialists who are available 24 hours a day, and include pediatric surgery, trauma surgery, ear nose and throat, behavioral health, ophthalmology, orthopedics, and oral surgery.

In addition, Pediatric Social Work and Child Psychiatry are available to address the social and emotional needs of patients including:

  • Mental health
  • Family or relationship problems
  • Immigration and refugee services
  • Parenting
  • Shelter and food
  • Unemployment
  • Violence

Child Life Services

The PED also offers a Child Life Program which in the PED means helping achieve a standard of pain-free pediatric care. Fun, child-oriented activities provide patients with a variety of distraction and coping techniques for various procedures and treatments. Play provides children with a safe outlet for anxiety, sadness and other emotions that may accompany a visit to the Emergency Department.

Technology

The PED has all of the state-of-the-art technology needing for caring for a child in an emergency setting, such as:

  • Fully computerized electronic patient record and tracking system
  • 100% fully monitored patient beds (cardiac, blood pressure, oxygen status, capnography)
  • CT, MRI and X-ray
  • Ultrasound bedside slit lamp for eye examination
  • Doppler for vascular assessment
  • 24 hour TTY service for hearing impaired

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617.414.4991
24 hours a day

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Tehnaz P Boyle, MD, PhD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Special Interests

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Resuscitation, Pediatric Simulation

Bronwen C Carroll, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Special Interests

Pediatric emergency medicine

David H Dorfman, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

Trauma

Barbara L Edwards, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Special Interests

Pediatric Emergencies, Not Limited To: Trauma, Severe Acute Illness, Wound Care & Suturing, and Other Urgent Complaints

Mary Ellen Killion, NP

Instructor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Rachel W Thompson, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Urgent Care

Robert J Vinci, MD

Chairman, Department of Pediatrics and The Joel and Barbara Alpert Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Special Interests

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Injury Prevention, Fever, Trauma, Medical Education

Barbara M Walsh, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts

Special Interests

Emergency Medicine
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Kyle A Schoppel, MD

Special Interests

Pediatric Trauma, Pediatric Fever, Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies
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Fellows

Joseph Shapiro, MD
Aisling Wright, MD
Grace Ye, MD

Additional Information

Refer a Patient

We are committed to providing a high level of assistance to our physician colleagues both within and outside of the BMC system. The Pediatric Emergency Department accepts referrals from all sources; clinics, private practices, schools and state agencies.

Research

Research is a priority in the Pediatrics Emergency Department, both for faculty and fellows.

Fellowship Program

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Boston Medical Center, an accredited program established in 1988, is devoted to training highly skilled physicians for leadership roles in this rapidly developing sub-specialty.

Residency Program

BMC is proud to be one of the two primary training sites for residents of the Boston Combined Residency Program/Children's Hospital Boston (BCRP).

Pediatric Emergency Nursing

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Department has a superb staff of experienced, dedicated nurses. They play an essential role in providing care and comfort to our patient