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.


Lauren D Stern, MD, is a nephrologist at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Medical Director of BMC's Home Dialysis Program, which provides peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis for patients with end-stage kidney disease. Dr. Stern is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Nephrology at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, where she serves as the Director of the Integrated Renal Physiology and Pathophysiology (PISCES) course for first-year medical students. She received Boston Magazine’s Top Doc Award for 2020, 2021 and 2022, and Castle Connolly’s Exceptional Women in Medicine award for 2020, 2021 and 2022. She has served on several committees through the American Society of Nephrology.

  • Departments

  • Specialties

    Chronic kidney disease, home dialysis, amyloidosis, kidney stones

  • Languages

  • Administrative Title

    Assistant Professor of Medicine and Nephrology, Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine.

  • Residency

    Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2008
  • Fellowship

    Nephrology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2010
  • Education

    Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2005
  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine and Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine