Lisa Mendelson, MSN, BSN, APRN-Board Certified Adult and Gerontology
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Hematology & Medical Oncology

MSN, MGH Institute of Health Professions
BSN, MGH Institute of Health Professions
BA, Emmanuel College

Lisa Mendelson has been a nurse practitioner at the Boston University Amyloidosis Center since 2017. She obtained her nurse practitioner degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2010 and prior to coming to BU worked in private practice cardiology and hepatology in San Mateo, CA. In addition to her clinical practice she participates as a reviewer for multiple peer reviewed journals, is an active board member for the Amyloidosis Research Consortium-Patient Discovery and has authored multiple publications with a focus on amyloidosis awareness. She is the recipient of the BU Medical Group's 2019 clinical excellence award.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Initially I was annoyed at having to write a DEIA statement. As a mid level provider I do not have the power to tailor my practice or career the same as a physician. We are assigned what patients we will see and what research we participate in. Then I realized, I am actually annoyed at myself because it is my, not the institution’s responsibility to be mindful and ever cognizant of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. Growing up I lived with refugee families from all over the world, we housed families while getting them set up with jobs, healthcare and housing. The racism and hurdles these families faced all was horrifying and I vowed to ensure that no matter what I did “when I grow up” I would be part of the solution. My previous employments focused on marginalized populations- home care for elderly, social worker for department of child and family, healthcare for the homeless…My current position does not and that is my fault. So thank you BU for making me write this statement and making me realize I have lost myself over the past few years and become complacent. I vow to do better in the future.

Boston University
Amyloidosis Center

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  1. Gustine JN, Staron A, Mendelson L, Joshi T, Gopal DM, Siddiqi OK, Ruberg FL, Sanchorawala V. Predictors of treatment response and survival outcomes in patients with advanced cardiac AL amyloidosis. Blood Adv. 2023 Oct 24; 7(20):6080-6091.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37581513; DOI: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2023010324;
  2. Gustine JN, Szalat RE, Staron A, Joshi T, Mendelson L, Sloan JM, Sanchorawala V. Light chain amyloidosis associated with Waldenström macroglobulinemia: treatment and survival outcomes. Haematologica. 2023 Jun 01; 108(6):1680-1684.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36546447; DOI: 10.3324/haematol.2022.282264;
  3. Mendelson L, Prokaeva T, Lau KHV, Sanchorawala V, McCausland K, Spencer B, Dasari S, McPhail ED, Kaku MC. Hereditary gelsolin amyloidosis: a rare cause of cranial, peripheral and autonomic neuropathies linked to D187N and Y447H substitutions. Amyloid. 2023 Dec; 30(4):357-363.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37140928
  4. Staron A, Mendelson LM, Joshi T, Ruberg FL, Sanchorawala V. Factors affecting the accuracy of amyloidosis identification and referral to a specialty centre. Amyloid. 2023 Sep; 30(3):297-302.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36718932; DOI: 10.1080/13506129.2023.2171787;
  5. Alreshq R, Cozzolino M, Lilleness B, Pipilas A, Mendelson L, Joshi T, Muralidhar V, Guardino E, Berk JL, Siddiqi OK, Gopal DM, Sanchorawala V, Ruberg FL. Light Chain Testing Abnormalities Among Patients With Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy Referred for Technetium-99m Pyrophosphate Imaging. Am J Cardiol. 2022 Oct 15; 181:105-112.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36028388; DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2022.06.064;
  6. Fogaren T, Shelton AC, Faller DV, Stull DM, Thuenemann S, Mendelson L. Understanding Amyloidosis: Unraveling the Complexities and Therapeutic Approaches for Oncology Nurses. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2022 Jul 25; 26(4):421-432. PMID: 35939729
  7. Gustine JN, Staron A, Szalat RE, Mendelson LM, Joshi T, Ruberg FL, Siddiqi O, Gopal DM, Edwards CV, Havasi A, Kaku M, Lau KHV, Berk JL, Sloan JM, Sanchorawala V. Predictors of hematologic response and survival with stem cell transplantation in AL amyloidosis: A 25-year longitudinal study. Am J Hematol. 2022 Sep; 97(9):1189-1199.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35731907
  8. Mendelson L, Sanchorawala V, Connors L, Joshi T, Doros G, Pogrebinsky A, Havasi A. Correlation Between 24-Hour Urine Protein and Random Urine Protein-Creatinine Ratio in Amyloid Light-Chain Amyloidosis. Kidney Med. 2022 Apr; 4(4):100427.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35342879; DOI: 10.1016/j.xkme.2022.100427;
  9. Staron A, Zheng L, Doros G, Connors LH, Mendelson LM, Joshi T, Sanchorawala V. Marked progress in AL amyloidosis survival: a 40-year longitudinal natural history study. Blood Cancer J. 2021 08 04; 11(8):139.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34349108; DOI: 10.1038/s41408-021-00529-w;
  10. Schulman A, Connors LH, Weinberg J, Mendelson LM, Joshi T, Shelton AC, Sanchorawala V. Patient outcomes in light chain (AL) amyloidosis: The clock is ticking from symptoms to diagnosis. Eur J Haematol. 2020 Oct; 105(4):495-501.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32564450; DOI: 10.1111/ejh.13472;
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2022 BUMG: Faculty excellence award
2019 Boston University Medical Group : Advanced Practice Provider Excellence
2010 MGH Institute of Health Professions: Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
2002 Emmanuel College: Magna Cum Laude
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Systemic Amyloidosis
Localized Amyloidosis
Hematologic Disorders
Adult Primary Care
Stem Cell Transplant
Amyloid Cardiomyopathy
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