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.


Herbert T. Cohen, MD, is a board-certified nephrologist and primary care physician at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and an associate professor at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Cohen completed an internal medicine residency at Rush University Medical Center and nephrology fellowships at the University of Chicago and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His laboratory addresses the molecular basis of renal cancer and renal cystic disease and offers special expertise in gene expression mechanisms and renal epithelial cell biology. Dr. Cohen is also a member of the BU-BMC Cancer Center and BU Genome Science Institute.

  • Administrative Title

    Associate Professor, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, 1984-1987
  • Fellowship

    Nephrology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1993-1994 and Nephrology, University of Chicago, 1988-1992
  • Education

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, 1984
  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine and Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine