Alexander Y. Walley, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine Section

MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
MSc, Boston University School of Public Health



Dr. Walley is the Director of the Boston University Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program and the Inpatient Addiction Medicine Consult Service at Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is a general internist and addiction expert who provides primary care for HIV-infected patients at BMC. His research interests include the medical complications of drug use, specifically HIV and overdose, the treatment of addictions with behavioral and pharmacologic interventions, and risk behaviors among HIV-infected people and people with HIV risk behaviors. He is an investigator on studies of the integration of addiction treatment into primary medical care and the implementation of an opioid overdose prevention programs.

He directs and founded a clinical program (FAST PATH) that integrates addiction treatment, into the medical care of patients who are HIV-infected or high-risk for HIV infection at Boston Medical Center. He founded the buprenorphine treatment program at Dimock Community Health Center in 2005. He previously served as the medical director of the Boston Public Health Commission methadone maintenance program. He is the medical director for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Pilot Program. He completed a two year fellowship in general internal medicine in June 2007 and during that time he earned a Masters of Science degree in Epidemiology from BUSPH.

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2012 Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse: New Investigator/Educator Award
2011 Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine: Junior Faculty Mentoring Award
2011 Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine: Evans Junior Faculty Merit Award
2010 New England Region Society of General Internal Medicine: Clinician Investigator Award



Pharmacy Naloxone Distribution: Assessing a New Tool to Reduce Overdose Mortality
05/01/2016 - 01/31/2021 (PI)
Pacific Institute For Res And Evaluation NIH-NIDA

Implementation to Motivate Physician to Opioid Dependence on HIV Setting
10/01/2015 - 03/31/2020 (PI)
Bay State Medical NIH-NIDA

Implementation to Motivate Physician to Opioid Dependence on HIV Setting
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
Rhode Island Hospital NIH-NIDA

Addictions Medicine Fellowship
12/01/2016 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
American Board of Addiction Medicine Foundation

Opioid Overdose Prevention Pilot Program
08/01/2014 - 12/31/2016 (PI)
DPH

Facilitated Access to Substance Abuse Treatment with Prevention and Treatment of HIV (FAST PATH)
09/30/2007 - 09/30/2012 (PI)
SAMHSA
5H79 TI018710-05

Impact of overdose prevention education and intranasal naloxone on fatal and non-fatal opioid overdo
09/30/2009 - 12/29/2011 (PI)
CDC
1R21 CE001602-02


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. Lasser KE, Hanchate AD, McCormick D, Walley AY, Saitz R, Lin MY, Kressin NR. Massachusetts Health Reform''s Effect on Hospitalizations with Substance Use Disorder-Related Diagnoses. Health Serv Res. 2017 May 19.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28523674.
  2. Nolan S, Walley AY, Herren TC, Patts GJ, Ventura AS, Sullivan MM, Samet JH, Saitz R. HIV-infected individuals who use alcohol and other drugs, and virologic suppression. AIDS Care. 2017 May 17; 1-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28513200.
  3. Levy S, Seale JP, Osborne VA, Kraemer KL, Alford DP, Baxter J, Finnell DS, Kunins H, Walley AY, Lewis DC, MacLane-Baeder D, Gordon AJ. The Surgeon General''s Facing Addiction report: An historic document for health care. Subst Abus. 2017 Apr-Jun; 38(2):122.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28328384; DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2017.1309935;.
  4. Green TC, Case P, Fiske H, Baird J, Cabral S, Burstein D, Schwartz V, Potter N, Walley AY, Bratberg J. Perpetuating stigma or reducing risk? Perspectives from naloxone consumers and pharmacists on pharmacy-based naloxone in 2 states. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2017 Mar - Apr; 57(2S):S19-S27.e4. PMID: 28214219; DOI: 10.1016/j.japh.2017.01.013;.
  5. Godersky ME, Vercammen LK, Ventura AS, Walley AY, Saitz R. Identification of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use disorder: A case report. Addict Behav. 2017 Jul; 70:61-64.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28214737; DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.02.008;.
  6. Kerensky T, Walley AY. Opioid overdose prevention and naloxone rescue kits: what we know and what we don''t know. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2017 Jan 07; 12(1):4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28061909; DOI: 10.1186/s13722-016-0068-3;.
  7. Fairbairn NS, Walley AY, Cheng DM, Quinn E, Bridden C, Chaisson C, Blokhina E, Lioznov D, Krupitsky E, Raj A, Samet JH. Mortality in HIV-Infected Alcohol and Drug Users in St. Petersburg, Russia. PLoS One. 2016; 11(11):e0166539.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27898683; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166539;.
  8. Walley AY, Cheng DM, Quinn EK, Blokhina E, Gnatienko N, Chaisson CE, Krupitsky E, Coffin PO, Samet JH. Fatal and non-fatal overdose after narcology hospital discharge among Russians living with HIV/AIDS who inject drugs. Int J Drug Policy. 2017 Jan; 39:114-120.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27907848; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2016.10.022;.
  9. Drainoni ML, Koppelman EA, Feldman JA, Walley AY, Mitchell PM, Ellison J, Bernstein E. Why is it so hard to implement change? A qualitative examination of barriers and facilitators to distribution of naloxone for overdose prevention in a safety net environment. BMC Res Notes. 2016 Oct 18; 9(1):465.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27756427.
  10. Lim JK, Bratberg JP, Davis CS, Green TC, Walley AY. Prescribe to Prevent: Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Rescue Kits for Prescribers and Pharmacists. J Addict Med. 2016 Sep-Oct; 10(5):300-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27261669; DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000223;.
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

AIDS
Heroin
HIV
Methadone
Naloxone
Overdose
Suboxone

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