News & Updates

Caring for the Transgender Patient

February 10th, 2020

Caring for the Transgender Patient: Grand Rounds Discussion From Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center By Howard Libman, MD; Joshua D. Safer, MD; Jennifer R. Siegel, MD; Eileen E. Reynolds, MD In a recent Medical Grand Rounds at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston area leaders in care for transgender patients, including Jenny Siegel, More

Boston Magazin 2020 Top Docs

DOM Faculty Named 2020 Boston “Top Docs”

January 29th, 2020

44 faculty members of the Department of Medicine have been named to Boston Magazine's annual Top Docs List.   Cardiac Electrophysiology Robert Helm Kevin Monahan Cardiovascular Disease Eric Awtry Gary Balady Sheilah Bernard Robert Eberhardt Alice Jacobs Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Sonia Ananthakrishnan Alan Farwell Michael Holick Stephanie Lee Elizabeth Pearce Gastroenterology Charles Bliss David Lichtenstein Robert Lowe David Nunes Geriatric Medicine Heidi Auerbach Lisa Caruso Hollis Day Hematology Vaishali Sanchorawala Internal Medicine Thomas Barber Melissa DiPetrillo Warren Hershman Angela Jackson Susan Phillips Jeffrey Samet Charles... More

WBUR Radio features Dr. Hasmeena Kathuria

Will Massachusetts Ban Flavored Tobacco?

January 29th, 2020

Dr. Hasmeena Kathuria, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Section of Pulmonary, Allergy and Sleep Medicine and director of the Tobacco Treatment Center at Boston Medical Center, joins State Sen. John Keenan on Radio Boston to discuss the future of a flavored tobacco ban now before the Massachusetts Senate. The proposal passed in... More

Specific Aims Webinar

January 10th, 2020

January 28~Evans Seminar Room Following this pre-recorded webinar, Dr. Lindsay Farrer and Dr. Deborah Anderson will be on-site to provide expert advice. During this 2 hour workshop, you will have the opportunity to view the pre-recorded webinar featuring Dr. Christopher Dant, PhD-trained medical researcher and educator while hearing in person from expert... More

Dr. David Coleman to Receive Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award

December 13th, 2019

Dr. David Coleman, Wade Professor and Chairman of Medicine, has been named the 2020 recipient of The Robert H. Williams, MD, Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award, presented by the Association of Professors of Medicine (APM). From the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Announcement: "Described as an “outstanding chair who has distinguished himself... More

Vascular Biology Research Finds Impact of E-Cigarette Use on Cholesterol

November 18th, 2019

Study conducted by Vascular Biology postdoctoral fellow Dr. Sana Majid finds that e-cigarettes impact cholesterol and heart health of smokers.  "Those who vaped, the study found, had higher levels of unhealthy LDL cholesterol, on average, compared with nonsmokers. And levels of healthy HDL cholesterol were lower among people who used both traditional... More

Dr. Weining Lu Named BU Innovator of the Year

November 14th, 2019

Dr. Weining Lu, associate professor in the section of Nephrology, has been named 2019 BU Innovator of the Year. Dr. Lu's research focuses on the gene ROBO2 as it relates to a kidney’s filtering ability, and has led to a collaboration with Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) since November 2012.  This unique... More

Removing Unnecessary Contact Isolation Precautions

November 14th, 2019

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that can be transmitted via skin-to-skin contact and may cause severe infections.  BMC has a policy to place MRSA-colonized patients on contact isolation precautions.  An estimated 15-30% of colonized patients clear within 90 days giving us the opportunity to reduce the need for... More

Resident Corner Fall ’19

November 14th, 2019

STARS Candy Rounds by Swetha Ramachandran, MD and the QIPS Residents As part of the internal medicine residency program at BMC, there is a Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) pathway for residents who are interested in identifying patient safety issues and improving outcomes using quality improvement methodologies. This year the... More

BMC Joins the Age-Friendly Health System Community

November 14th, 2019

To better support older adults and improve their health outcomes, health systems must put in place comprehensive, coordinated evidenced-based models that better deliver care to the growing aging population. In September 2018, BMC joined John A. Hartford Foundation-Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Age-Friendly Health System Community in spreading age-friendly care with... More