Jordana Laks, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Jordana Laks
801 Massachusetts Ave


Jordana Laks, MD, MPH is an Attending Physician at Boston Medical Center. In 2017, she graduated from both University of North Carolina School of Medicine and UNC Gillings School of Public Health. She went on to complete a Residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center. She then completed a Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at Boston University Medical Center with a concentration in Women’s Health and Homelessness. Currently she is a member on Boston Medical Center’s Endocarditis Working Group, Taskforce on revising BMC Policy on Mandated Reporting of Substance-Exposed Newborns, and Immigrant and Refugee Health Center Team.

Other Positions

  • Fellow, Addiction Medicine, Boston Medical Center


  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, MD/MPH
  • Tufts University, BS

Classes Taught


  • Published on 5/14/2022

    Taylor JL, Laks J, Christine PJ, Kehoe J, Evans J, Kim TW, Farrell NM, White CS, Weinstein ZM, Walley AY. Bridge clinic implementation of "72-hour rule" methadone for opioid withdrawal management: Impact on opioid treatment program linkage and retention in care. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Jul 01; 236:109497. PMID: 35607834.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Harris MTH, Laks J, Stahl N, Bagley SM, Saia K, Wechsberg WM. Gender Dynamics in Substance Use and Treatment: A Women's Focused Approach. Med Clin North Am. 2022 Jan; 106(1):219-234. PMID: 34823732.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Peterkin A, Laks J, Weinstein ZM. Current Best Practices for Acute and Chronic Management of Patients with Opioid Use Disorder. Med Clin North Am. 2022 Jan; 106(1):61-80. PMID: 34823735.

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  • Published on 12/28/2021

    Laks J, Kehoe J, Farrell NM, Komaromy M, Kolodziej J, Walley AY, Taylor JL. Methadone initiation in a bridge clinic for opioid withdrawal and opioid treatment program linkage: a case report applying the 72-hour rule. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2021 12 28; 16(1):73. PMID: 34961554.

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  • Published on 10/19/2021

    Jawa R, Laks J, Saravanan N, Demers L, Wishik-Miller G. Physician trainees' compassion satisfaction, burnout, and self-efficacy when caring for people who inject drugs. Subst Abus. 2022; 43(1):675-681. PMID: 34666627.

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  • Published on 1/8/2021

    Laks J, Alford DP, Patel K, Jones M, Armstrong E, Waite K, Henault L, Paasche-Orlow MK. A National Survey on Patient Provider Agreements When Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 03; 36(3):600-605. PMID: 33420560.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Laks J, Wilson LA, Khandelwal C, Footman E, Jamison M, Roberts E. Service-Learning in Communities of Elders (SLICE): Development and Evaluation of an Introductory Geriatrics Course for Medical Students. Teach Learn Med. 2016; 28(2):210-8. PMID: 27064723.

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  • Published on 10/1/2015

    Laks J, Wilson LA. Don't Let the BEDBUGS Bite: An Overlooked Cause of Rash in an Older Adult. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Oct; 63(10):2219-20. PMID: 26481000.

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