BUMC Faculty Appointments and Promotions – November 2023

Congratulations to the following Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine faculty on their recent appointment or promotion.

Clinical Professor

John (Jack) Maypole, MD, Pediatrics, is a clinician-educator who focuses on the complex care of children with chronic illness. Dr. Maypole has worked continuously at Boston Medical Center providing complex pediatrics care for more than 20 years, including during his stint as chief of pediatrics at the South End Community Health Center from 2007-2013. He serves as vice chair of population health and practice transformation and acting division chief of primary care in the department. The core of Dr. Maypole’s work involves directing and developing programs serving children with special needs, including enhanced primary care and complex care management. Additionally, he serves as medical director for different programs including the state medical foster care program, a long-term service support organization, and the WellSense ACO’s Pediatric Population Health programs. He has published on these issues and participated in state and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)-related committees in reviewing and supporting research and advocacy work for children with disabilities. He serves on state committees and is chair of the Massachusetts Chapter of the AAP Committee for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs. He also is a cartoonist and participant in the Graphic Medicine movement.


Clinical Associate Professor

Avra Goldman, MD, Family Medicine, is a clinician-educator with special interests in the health of refugee and immigrant families and health care for those who are unhoused. She is the department’s director of faculty development. Dr. Goldman teaches family medicine residents at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and supervises them at the South Boston Community Health Center. She teaches in classroom settings on topics related to routine health maintenance, screening and prevention, care of refugees and of people without homes, and on death and dying. Dr. Goldman created and implemented the family medicine geriatric curriculum and home visitation curriculum that she taught for many years. In addition, she has cared for patients at the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights at BMC since 2002.

Bradford Thompson, MD, Neurology, is a neurointensivist and a stroke specialist at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center since 2022. Prior to that, he was the chief of the division of neurocritical care, medical director of the neurocritical care unit and director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center for Neurocritical Care Services at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence and an associate professor of neurology and neurosurgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

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