Allan J. Walkey, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine Section

MD, Umass Medical School

Dr. Walkey investigates epidemiology and clinical outcomes of complications that occur in patients who are critically ill. Using clinical and administrative data, Dr. Walkey focuses on interations between organ systems during critical illness and seeks to find effective health care provider practice patterns that are associated with better patient outcomes. His research interests include sepsis, acute lung injury, and atrial fibrillation that occurs during critical illness.

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2016 Department of Medicine, Boston Universoty School of Medicine: Junior Faculty Research Mentor Award
2014 Boston University School of Medicine: L. Jack Faling Faculty Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award
2012 AHRQ: Outstanding Article of the Year
2005 Chest Foundation: Young Investigator Award

Automated detection and prediction of atrial fibrillation during sepsis
04/01/2017 - 03/31/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst

Atrial Fibrillation in Sepsis: Patient Outcomes and Provider Practice Patterns
02/01/2016 - 01/31/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst

Atrial Fibrillation in Sepsis: Patient Outcomes and Provider Practice Patterns
02/12/2013 - 01/31/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst

Adiponectin in Acute Lung Injury
05/04/2012 - 04/30/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Fisher KA, Landyn V, Lindenauer PK, Walkey AJ. Procalcitonin Test Availability: A Survey of Acute Care Hospitals in Massachusetts. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Sep; 14(9):1489-1491. PMID: 28708423.
  2. Walkey AJ, Barnato AE, Rinne ST, Cooke CR, Shieh MS, Pekow PS, Lindenauer PK. Hospital Variation in Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders and End-of-Life Healthcare Use in the United States. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Sep; 14(9):1485-1489.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28796532.
  3. Walkey AJ, Goligher E, Del Sorbo L, Hodgson C, Adhikari NK, Wunsch H, Meade MO, Uleryk E, Hess D, Talmor DS, Thompson BT, Brower RG, Fan E. Low Tidal Volume versus Non-Volume-Limited Strategies for Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Aug 28. PMID: 28846440.
  4. Lindenauer PK, Shieh MS, Stefan MS, Fisher KA, Haessler SD, Pekow PS, Rothberg MB, Krishnan JA, Walkey AJ. Hospital Procalcitonin Testing and Antibiotic Treatment of Patients Admitted for COPD Exacerbation. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Aug 10. PMID: 28795838.
  5. Chu DC, Mehta AB, Walkey AJ. Practice Patterns and Outcomes Associated With Procalcitonin Use in Critically Ill Patients With Sepsis. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Jun 01; 64(11):1509-1515.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28329238; DOI: 10.1093/cid/cix179;.
  6. Fawzy A, Walkey AJ. Association Between Hospital Case Volume of Sepsis, Adherence to Evidence-Based Processes of Care and Patient Outcomes. Crit Care Med. 2017 Jun; 45(6):980-988. PMID: 28350646; DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002409;.
  7. Fan E, Del Sorbo L, Goligher EC, Hodgson CL, Munshi L, Walkey AJ, Adhikari NKJ, Amato MBP, Branson R, Brower RG, Ferguson ND, Gajic O, Gattinoni L, Hess D, Mancebo J, Meade MO, McAuley DF, Pesenti A, Ranieri VM, Rubenfeld GD, Rubin E, Seckel M, Slutsky AS, Talmor D, Thompson BT, Wunsch H, Uleryk E, Brozek J, Brochard LJ. An Official American Thoracic Society/European Society of Intensive Care Medicine/Society of Critical Care Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline: Mechanical Ventilation in Adult Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 May 01; 195(9):1253-1263. PMID: 28459336.
  8. Vail E, Gershengorn HB, Hua M, Walkey AJ, Rubenfeld G, Wunsch H. Association Between US Norepinephrine Shortage and Mortality Among Patients With Septic Shock. JAMA. 2017 04 11; 317(14):1433-1442. PMID: 28322415; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2017.2841;.
  9. Walkey AJ, Barnato AE, Wiener RS, Nallamothu BK. Accounting for Patient Preferences Regarding Life-Sustaining Treatment in Evaluations of Medical Effectiveness and Quality. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Apr 05.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28379717; DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201701-0165CP;.
  10. Valley TS, Walkey AJ, Lindenauer PK, Wiener RS, Cooke CR. The authors reply. Crit Care Med. 2017 Apr; 45(4):e466-e467.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28291117; DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002272;.
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

acute respiratory distress syndrome
atrial fibrillation

I have mentored more than 15 MD post-graduates in critical care health services research. Mentees have to date published >15 first-authored, peer reviewed manuscripts, including Web of Science Top 1% cited. Mentees have received multiple American Thoracic Society travel awards for research, as well as First Prize for research presented at the 2016 Massachusetts Thoracic Society Meeting. I received 2 Research Mentor Awards for outstanding achievement as a research mentor from the Boston University Department of Medicine during year 2016. I serve as a Director of the Evans Center for Implementation & Improvement Sciences, where we mentor School of Medicine faculty through completion of projects with scientific rigor.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Advisor
  • Career Mentor
  • Co-Mentor or Peer Mentor
  • Project Mentor
  • Research / Scholarly Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
  • Email (see 'Contact Info')

72 E. Concord St Housman (R)
Boston MA 02118
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