A recent article found that certain antihypertensives were better than others regarding cognitive impairment (see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8800076/)   Details: — a secondary analysis of the SPRINT trial assessed cognitive impairment in those on antihypertensive regimens that stimulated angiotensin II receptors 2 and 4 (ARBs, dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers such as amlodipine and nifedipine, and thiazide diuretics)... More

Roundhouse Clinical Services – Provider Scheduling

As you saw from Kate Walsh's recent email, we opened a new crisis housing program on January 7 in the Roundhouse hotel (891 Mass Ave) and are preparing to open clinical services on the first floor of the same building in February. While we work to fully establish these clinical services, More

Welcome Michael Fischer, MD, MS – New Chief, SGIM

On October 11, 2021, Michael Fischer, MD, MS will be the new Chief of the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine. He is a primary care physician and health services researcher with expertise in developing and evaluating interventions to increase the use of... More

Appointments and Promotions

Congrats to all GIM Faculty who received appointments/promotions this year: Instructor to Assistant Professor: Antoneita Camara, NP Cherisse Carlo, NP Teresa Cheng, MD Jillian Comeau, PA Kimberly Cook, NP Gertha Dabady, DNP Alexa Diranian, PA Patricia Dominique, NP Aisling Flanagan-Hickey, NP Amy Fitzpatrick, MD Cleo Ferraro, NP Jason Fox, NP Radha Govindraj, MD Aysha Gueye, NP Maura Hossack, NP Patrick Fleming, MD Terrell Johnson, MD Sukwoo Lee, NP Teri Linardos, More

A GIM Giant – Dr. Chava Chapman

Chava Chapman is retiring after 48 years at BMC. Starting as a Fellow at Boston City Hospital in 1973 and serving our patient population since then. Chava, thank you for your service. You will be missed! A message from Chava Chapman, MD: Dear GIM Colleagues, Thank you for 40 + years of friendship... More

James Hudspeth, MD Named as Champion of Humanistic Care

In honor of the great humanism they displayed during the COVID-19 crisis, James Hudspeth, MD was one of three of health care providers at BMC named Champions of Humanistic Care by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, which promotes compassionate, collaborative, and scientifically excellent care. James Hudspeth, MD, FACP, Associate Director... More

Elizabeth Hutton, MD, Receives Stanley L. Robbins Award for Excellence in Teaching

Elizabeth Hutton, MD, assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics, has been recognized with BUSM’s highest teaching honor, the Stanley L. Robbins Award for Excellence in Teaching. The annual award honors an outstanding educator and acknowledges the importance of teaching skills and commitment to students and education. It was established in recognition... More

2021 Boston’s Top Docs – GIM

Congrats to the following GIM Faculty who are recognized in Boston Magazine's 2021 Top Doctors.    Tom Barber, MD   Melissa DiPetrillo, MD   Warren Hershman, MD   Angela Jackson, MD   Susan Phillips, MD   Jeffrey Samet, MD   Physicians are selected by their peers in an online nomination process established by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare... More

Rich Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM received the 2020 James H. Tharp Award

  Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM received the 2020 James H. Tharp Award for his hard work in the addiction of alcoholism from the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). This honor includes a monetary contribution of $10,000 to Dr. Saitz's chosen charity, Boston Medical Center, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine. More