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.


Karen M. Henley, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist at Boston Medical Center (BMC), board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Henley is also an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. She works with HIV-positive patients in BMC’s Infectious Disease Clinic and at Boston Health Care for the Homeless. She has a special interest in integrating psychiatric care with medical care, and has long been supervising internal medicine residents on how best to care for the bio-psycho-social needs of their patients.

  • Administrative Title

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

  • Residency

    Internal Medicine, Boston City Hospital. 1981-1984; Psychiatry, UMass Chan Medical School, 1988-1992
  • Fellowship

    Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Boston University Medical Center, 1984-1986
  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine. Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.