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.


John Bernardo, MD, is a pulmonologist at Boston Medical Center and a Professor of Medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Dr. Bernardo is also the Tuberculosis Medical Officer at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Dr. Bernardo is a local and national leader in tuberculosis prevention, diagnostics, control, and treatment, and is a collaborator and instructor at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Northeast Tuberculosis Regional Training and Medical Consultation Center at Rutgers Medical School. He is also a pulmonary/tuberculosis physician for Boston’s Health Care for the Homeless, Inc. His research focuses on tuberculosis treatment, diagnostics, community-based prevention, education, and policy.

  • Administrative Title

    Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine and Research Professor, Biochemistry, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Tuberculosis Medical Officer, Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

  • Residency

    Internal Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Boston University Medical Center
  • Education

    University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1973
  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine