Welcome to the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center Department of Psychiatry. Our faculty, clinicians and staff are deeply committed to providing excellent care to the diverse populations served by Boston Medical Center, the Boston Veterans Administration Health System and our Community Health Center partners. The department is also committed to training students, interns, residents and fellows that help people from anywhere in the world. We provide addiction treatment, emergency psychiatric services, child and adolescent services, adult services, and global and local research programs. Our programs focus on mitigating the social determinants of health and providing culturally sensitive care, training and research. Explore our department, its outstanding clinical services, and world class research and training opportunities.


David C. Henderson, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Division of Psychiatry
Boston Medical Center

Clinical Services



  • Global and Local Research

    Through our research, we seek to advance and deepen our understanding of psychiatric illnesses in order to foster the development of more effective prevention, diagnostic, and treatment strategies for a wide range of disorders.  [ More ]