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.


Susan Ann Minear, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and a clinical professor at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. After receiving her medical degree, she completed a pediatrics residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Minear co-created the Newborn Behavior Observation Curriculum and Training, which is used to train newborn care professionals and students in 19 states and 13 countries around the world. She was a member of the BMC Baby-Friendly task force, which led BMC to become the first Baby-Friendly Hospital in Massachusetts in 1999. She is also a member of BMC's Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome task force. Since 2009, Dr. Minear has been the medical director of Baby Steps, a BMC outpatient multidisciplinary clinic that strives to prevent failure to thrive and promote early intervention for infants born at risk.

  • Departments

  • Specialties

    Pediatric primary care, developmental-behavioral pediatrics, newborn medicine

  • Administrative Title

    Clinical Professor, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Pediatrics, Tufts Medical Center, 1990-1993
  • Education

    University of Chicago, 1990
  • Board Certifications

    Pediatrics and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics