Department of Medicine | Overview

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Contact the Department of Medicine

  • 617-355-7681

The Department of Medicine (DoM) was formed in 1893, 24 years after the opening of the hospital. It is currently comprised of 15 divisions with the faculty focused on the department's three key missions: investigation, clinical care and education.


Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Immunology (Allergy, Dermatology & Rheumatology)

Developmental Medicine

Infectious Diseases

Emergency Medicine

Medicine Critical Care


Molecular Medicine

Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Neonatology (Newborn Medicine)

General Pediatrics (Primary Care)


Genetics and Genomics

Pulmonary Medicine

Hematology/Oncology (Cancer & Blood Disorders)



Children's Hospital Informatics Program (CHIP)

Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine (PCMM)

The department is led by Dr. Gary Fleisher, Physician-in-Chief and Pediatrician-in-Chief, and is home to over a thousand faculty, clinical fellows, and research fellows, along with residents in the Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP).

The clinical enterprise includes:

  • 11,000 children cared for in the inpatient services of the Children’s Hospital and 12,500 in outlying community hospitals;
  • 220,000 clinic visits at Boston Children's Hospital and satellite clinic facilities; and
  • 60,000 main campus Emergency Department visits.

With 15 specialized research areas, the divisions of the DoM seek to decipher causes of pathologies and devise new methods of treatment for pediatric patients. The research enterprise in the department receives many NIH and other grants, funding a broad spectrum of science. Learn more about our research here.

Boston Children’s is so much more than a hospital—it’s a community of researchers, clinicians, administrators, support staff, innovators, teachers, patients and families, all working together to make the impossible possible. ”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital
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