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

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 Morta…
05/01/2016 - 01/31/2021 (PI)
West Virginia University NIH-NIDA

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

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


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, Lunze K, Cheng DM, Blokhina E, Walley AY, Tindle HA, Quinn E, Gnatienko N, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Depression and smoking characteristics among HIV-positive smokers in Russia: A cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2018; 13(2):e0189207.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29408935.
     
  2. Formica SW, Apsler R, Wilkins L, Ruiz S, Reilly B, Walley AY. Post opioid overdose outreach by public health and public safety agencies: Exploration of emerging programs in Massachusetts. Int J Drug Policy. 2018 Jan 23; 54:43-50. PMID: 29414484.
     
  3. Idrisov B, Lunze K, Cheng DM, Blokhina E, Gnatienko N, Quinn E, Bridden C, Walley AY, Bryant KJ, Lioznov D, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Role of substance use in HIV care cascade outcomes among people who inject drugs in Russia. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2017 Dec 04; 12(1):30.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29198185.
     
  4. Lorkiewicz SA, Ventura AS, Heeren TC, Winter MR, Walley AY, Sullivan M, Samet JH, Saitz R. Lifetime marijuana and alcohol use, and cognitive dysfunction in people with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Subst Abus. 2017 Oct 23; 1-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29058572.
     
  5. Kim TW, Walley AY, Ventura AS, Patts GJ, Heeren TC, Lerner GB, Mauricio N, Saitz R. Polypharmacy and risk of falls and fractures for patients with HIV infection and substance dependence. AIDS Care. 2018 Feb; 30(2):150-159.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29034725.
     
  6. Edelman EJ, Lunze K, Cheng DM, Lioznov DA, Quinn E, Gnatienko N, Bridden C, Chaisson CE, Walley AY, Krupitsky EM, Raj A, Samet JH. HIV Stigma and Substance Use Among HIV-Positive Russians with Risky Drinking. AIDS Behav. 2017 Sep; 21(9):2618-2627.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28634662.
     
  7. Kim TW, Walley AY, Heeren TC, Patts GJ, Ventura AS, Lerner GB, Mauricio N, Saitz R. Polypharmacy and risk of non-fatal overdose for patients with HIV infection and substance dependence. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2017 Oct; 81:1-10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28847449.
     
  8. Fairbairn N, Coffin PO, Walley AY. Naloxone for heroin, prescription opioid, and illicitly made fentanyl overdoses: Challenges and innovations responding to a dynamic epidemic. Int J Drug Policy. 2017 Aug; 46:172-179. PMID: 28687187.
     
  9. Morgan JR, Schackman BR, Leff JA, Linas BP, Walley AY. Injectable naltrexone, oral naltrexone, and buprenorphine utilization and discontinuation among individuals treated for opioid use disorder in a United States commercially insured population. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2018 Feb; 85:90-96.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28733097.
     
  10. 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.
     
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Bar chart showing 77 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 17 publications in 2017

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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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