AY24 Evans Junior Faculty Research Merit Awardees

Simeon Kimmel, MD, MA (General Internal Medicine) has been selected as one of two AY24 Evans Junior Faculty Research Merit Awardees. These individuals were selected based on their very strong research accomplishments and exceptional promise as investigators! There were 21 very highly qualified applicants for the award! Although it was... More

Audrey Provenzano, MD- New Associate Chief Primary Care

  The Section for General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine would like to welcome Audrey Provenzano, MD as the new Associate Chief for Primary Care. Dr. Provenzano joins the institution from Massachusetts General Hospital, Chelsea where she was a primary care physician for 7... More

Carl Streed, MD

  Carl Streed, MD was recognized by the American Medical Association for Outstanding LGBTQIA+ Healthcare in July, by receiving the 2023 Excellence in LGBTQ Health Award. The annual award is presented to doctors who care for and treat patients from underserved communities and show compassion through their work. Dr. Streed leads... More


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

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