Robert J. Vinci, M.D., is the Joel and Barbara Alpert Professor of Pediatrics and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) as well as the Chief of the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Vinci received his medical degree from the College of Medicine and Dentistry-Rutgers Medical School, now known as the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed his pediatric residency at the former Boston City Hospital (now BMC) from 1980 – 1983 and was chief resident in 1983. Prior to assuming this role Dr. Vinci was the Vice Chair and Clinical Chief of the Department, providing leadership for the significant expansion of BMC pediatric clinical services. His commitment to community and to our patients is highlighted by his leadership role in a number of initiatives. He co-founded the Kids Fund at BMC, which provides assistance for children’s most basic needs including medical care and equipment, camp scholarships and home based pediatric services.