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. Stephen P. Christiansen is an ophthalmologist and the Chief of Ophthalmology at BMC, and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

Dr. Christiansen's work has been recognized by ophthalmic organizations around the world. He is an expert in pediatric ophthalmology, adult and childhood strabismus, pediatric cataracts, pediatric glaucoma, and tearing. Dr. Christiansen is an extensive researcher whose interests include childhood and adult strabismus, pediatric cataract, retinoblastoma, and retinopathy of prematurity.

Dr. Christiansen received his medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin and bachelor's degree from Wheaton College. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at University of Kentucky and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Christiansen has served in numerous leadership roles for the American Board of Ophthalmology, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and the American Orthoptic Journal.

  • Departments

  • Specialties

    Childhood and adult strabismus, pediatric cataract, retinoblastoma, and retinopathy of prematurity

  • Administrative Title

    Chief, Department of Ophthalmology; Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Ophthalmology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine and 1987-1990; Ophthalmology, University of Miami/Jackson Health System/Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, 1990-1991
  • Education

    Medical College of Wisconsin, 1982
  • Board Certifications

    Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Research Interests

    Strabismus, pediatric cataract, retinoblastoma, and retinopathy of prematurity