James Lauren, NP


James Lauren, NP, is a dedicated and skilled nurse practitioner with a focused expertise in LGBTQ+ healthcare. Currently serving as the Director of LGBTQ+ Care at Westside Family Medicine, James has been at the forefront of advancing inclusive and comprehensive health services since 2021. Prior to this role, he was a Nurse Practitioner at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, a leading provider of healthcare for the LGBTQ+ community.

James began his nursing career at Lenox Hill Hospital, working as a Registered Nurse from 2015 to 2020, after gaining foundational experience at North Shore-LIJ Health System from 2012 to 2015. Their academic journey includes a Master of Science in Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from Hunter College, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from New York University. Additionally, James holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University, reflecting their well-rounded background and unique perspective on patient care.

With a deep commitment to their field and community, James Lauren exemplifies leadership in healthcare, specifically in promoting health equity and accessibility for LGBTQ+ populations.

James Lauren, NP
James Lauren, NPAdult & Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
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Westside Family Medicine – Upper West Side
535 West 110th Street, Suite 1E
New York, New York 10025

Westside Family Medicine – Upper East Side
55 East 87th Street Suite 1F
New York, New York 10028

Westside Family Medicine – Lincoln Square
315 West 70th Street, Suite 1B
New York, New York 10023

Westside Family Medicine – Brooklyn
219 Driggs Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11222


Hunter College
Master of Science, Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

New York University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

Syracuse University
Bachelor of Fine Arts – BFA

Licensure & Certification

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Certified in LGBTQ+ Health, Keith Haring Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Fellowship in LGBTQ+ Health