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 Quillen, MD, is a board-certified hematologist and the ambulatory director of hematology and oncology at Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Quillen is also a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. After receiving her medical degree, Dr. Quillen completed an internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hematology and medical oncology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center.

  • Specialties

    Hematology, internal medicine, blood banking, transfusion medicine

  • Administrative Title

    Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1991-1994
  • Fellowship

    Hematology and Medical Oncology, Tufts Medical Center, 1994-1997
  • Education

    Queen's University at Kingston, 1991
  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine and Hematology, Blood Banking/Transfusion MedicineAmerican Board of Pathology