Lauren Stern MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Nephrology

72 E. Concord Street | (617) 638-7235
Lauren Stern



Amyloidosis Center


Dr. Stern is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in Nephrology at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. She has been active in medical student and resident education since 2011 and currently serves as the Director of the Integrated Renal Physiology and Pathophysiolgy PISCES course for first year medical students. She is also a Field Specific Advisor for fourth year medical students who are applying for residencies in Internal Medicine. She has previously served as an Associate Clerkship Director to the third year medical students in the Medicine 1 clerkship and as a core faculty member in the Internal Medicine Residency with a focus on curriculum innovation for residents.

Dr. Stern's clinical practice focuses on home dialysis therapies and she is the Medical Director of the Home Dialysis Program, which provides peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis for patients with end stage kidney disease. In addition, she is also attends on the renal consult service, dialysis and transplantation service, and sees patients in the Multidisciplinary Amyloidosis Research Center. She has been teaching faculty in a number of national home dialysis courses and served on a number of committees through the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Stern received her BS with Honors in Zoology from the University of Florida and her MD from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency, chief residency, and nephrology fellowship at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Health at the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health.


MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Zoology, BS, University of Florida


Published on 10/18/2023

Boyle SM, Martindale J, Parsons AS, Sozio SM, Hilburg R, Bahrainwala J, Chan L, Stern LD, Warburton KM. Development and Validation of a Formative Assessment Tool for Nephrology Fellows' Clinical Reasoning. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2023 Oct 18; 19(1):26-34. PMID: 37851423.

Published on 8/25/2023

Shohet M, Nguyen NH, Stern LD, Waikar SS, Schmidt IM. Structural and Psychosocial Challenges Among Underserved Patients Receiving Hemodialysis During and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study. Kidney Med. 2023 Nov; 5(11):100717. PMID: 37817797.

Published on 11/1/2022

Stern LD, Warburton K, Kim T, Cohen-Osher M. Challenges in Nephrology Education: Integration of the Preclinical Curriculum. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2022 Nov; 29(6):483-485. PMID: 36371109.

Published on 7/20/2022

Lotfollahzadeh S, Zhang M, Napoleon MA, Yin W, Orrick J, Elzind N, Morrissey A, Sellinger IE, Stern LD, Belghasem M, Francis JM, Chitalia VC. A Retrograde Implantation Approach for Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement in Mice. J Vis Exp. 2022 07 20; (185). PMID: 35938794.

Published on 6/23/2022

Nader R, Zhen A, Angel-Korman A, Pavlovich SS, Pogrebinsky A, Doros G, Menn-Josephy H, Stern L, Sanchorawala V, Havasi A. Predictors and outcomes of acute kidney injury during autologous stem cell transplantation in AL amyloidosis. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2022 Jun 23; 37(7):1281-1288. PMID: 34043009.

Published on 6/2/2020

Stern LD, Waikar S. Time to Expand Access and Utilization of Home Dialysis: Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic. Mayo Clin Proc. 2020 07; 95(7):1323-1324. PMID: 32622441.

Published on 3/9/2020

Angel-Korman A, Stern L, Angel Y, Sarosiek S, Menn-Josephy H, Francis J, Ghai S, Sloan JM, Sanchorawala V, Havasi A. The Role of Kidney Transplantation in Monoclonal Ig Deposition Disease. Kidney Int Rep. 2020 Apr; 5(4):485-493. PMID: 32274452.

Published on 12/21/2018

Angel-Korman A, Stern L, Sarosiek S, Sloan JM, Doros G, Sanchorawala V, Havasi A. Long-term outcome of kidney transplantation in AL amyloidosis. Kidney Int. 2019 02; 95(2):405-411. PMID: 30580886.

Published on 9/1/2017

Batalini F, Econimo L, Quillen K, Sloan JM, Sarosiek S, Brauneis D, Havasi A, Stern L, Dember LM, Sanchorawala V. High-Dose Melphalan and Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients on Dialysis Due to Immunoglobulin Light-Chain Amyloidosis and Monoclonal Immunoglobulin Deposition Disease. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2018 01; 24(1):127-132. PMID: 28865972.

Published on 10/22/2016

Uwumugambi NA, Sanchorawala V, Shelton AC, Stern L, Gordon CE. Bendamustine-Induced Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus in a Patient With AL Amyloidosis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 Feb; 69(2):317-319. PMID: 27780577.

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