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 L. Berk, MD, is a pulmonologist and the Assistant Director of the Amyloidosis Center at Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is an expert in pleural disease, pulmonary fibrosis, and amyloidosis, with specific emphasis in familial and localized amyloid disease. Dr. Berk is also a professor of Medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. A prolific researcher, Dr. Berk is a member of the Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research at Boston University and a member of the editorial board of Amyloid, the journal of protein folding disorders.

  • Departments

  • Specialties

    Amyloidosis,, pleural disease, pulmonary fibrosis

  • Administrative Title

    Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Member, Boston University Pulmonary Center and Boston University Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research.

  • Residency

    Internal Medicine, University of California (San Diego) Medical Center, 1985-1985
  • Fellowship

    Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, 1987-1991
  • Education

    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1983
  • Board Certifications

    Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine