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.


Elizabeth S. Klings, MD, is a pulmonologist, Director of the Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease (the largest sickle cell center in New England), and Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Center at Boston Medical Center. She specializes in caring for patients with chronic dyspnea, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary complications from sickle cell disease. She is also an associate professor of medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. At BMC, she practices in the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic, in the Medical Intensive Care Unit, and on the Pulmonary Consultation Service. Dr. Klings’ research is focused on pulmonary vascular complications from sickle cell disease, using genomic and proteomic tools to explore underlying biological mechanisms, and is also studying how sleep-disordered breathing and venous thromboembolism contribute to dysfunction in these patients. She is an internationally recognized leader in treating patients with sickle cell disease and pulmonary hypertension, and in 2014 led the committee that developed new clinical guidelines for the American Thoracic Society.

  • Departments

  • Specialties

    Pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease, pulmonary embolism, chronic dyspnea

  • Languages

  • Administrative Title

    Director of the Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease, Director of Pulmonary Hypertension, and Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Internal Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, 1992-1995
  • Fellowship

    Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, 1995-2000
  • Education

    New York University School of Medicine, 1992
  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine