BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

About

Charlene is a Nurse Practitioner at BU/BMC's Center of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease, caring for patients in the inpatient setting as well as in outpatient clinic and managing acute pain in the Infusion Center for the last 7 years. She worked as a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner in ME, CA and MA. She is a recently retired member of the United States Air Force, completing 22 years of service in nursing and deploying twice in support of Operation Enduring freedom during the Afghan War. She obtained her BSN at Salem State College in 1994 and completed her MSN at Holy Names University in Oakland California in 2003. She is the 2021 recipient of the APP Boston University Medical Group Clinical Excellence Award. She also participates in the Healing Paws Pet Therapy Program for patients at BMC with her Chihuahua Nellie. She worked with Sickle Cell Nurse Educators nationally to develop curriculum for the 1 week course “Sickle Cell Boot Camp for Nurses".

  • Specialties

    Sickle Cell Disease

  • Administrative Title

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Board Certifications

    Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Registered Nurse, Certified Nephrology Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Board Certified NP-C, Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Provider
  • Research Interests

    Sickle Cell Disease

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