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.


Steven C. Borkan, MD, is a board-certified nephrologist at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and an associate professor of nephrology at Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Dr. Borkan is the senior author of nearly 40 peer-reviewed publications, and he has been a principal investigator for the NIH for about 20 years. His research is focused on cellular mechanisms of ischemic acute renal failure. Dr. Borkan is known for his memorable and enjoyable teaching style. He has received several awards for excellence in teaching from medical students, house staff, and colleagues at BMC. Most recently, he was a finalist for the Metcalf Teaching Award at Boston University for full-time faculty and received the Grant V. Rodkey award from the Massachusetts Medical Society for significant contributions to medical student education and mentoring.

  • Departments

  • Specialties

    Medical education, ischemic acute renal failure, renal diseases

  • Administrative Title

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Internal Medicine, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, 1980-1985
  • Fellowship

    Nephrology, University of Chicago, 1985-1986; Nephrology, Boston University Medical Center, 1987-1989
  • Education

    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1980
  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine and Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine