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



Effectiveness of the Consult for Addiction Treatment and Care in Hospitals …
03/15/2018 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
New York University NIH-NIDA
1R01DA045669-01

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
5R01DA038082-05

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

Forecasting the Impact of Corrections-based MOUD in Massachusetts(FICOMM)
12/01/2017 - 11/30/2018 (PI)
University of Baltimore Office of National D

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. Gray J, Saia K, Walley AY. Case Report: 28-year-old Woman With Opioid Use Disorder Delivers Healthy Baby While in Custody: Addressing Forced Detox. J Addict Med. 2018 Oct 30.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30379779.
     
  2. Barocas JA, White LF, Wang J, Walley AY, LaRochelle MR, Bernson D, Land T, Morgan JR, Samet JH, Linas BP. Estimated Prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder in Massachusetts, 2011-2015: A Capture-Recapture Analysis. Am J Public Health. 2018 Oct 25; e1-e7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30359112; DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304673;.
     
  3. Bagley SM, Cheng DM, Winter M, Alford DP, LaBelle C, Walley AY, Samet JH. Opioid and cocaine use among primary care patients on buprenorphine-Self-report and urine drug tests. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 Nov 01; 192:245-249.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30290291.
     
  4. Schiff DM, Nielsen T, Terplan M, Hood M, Bernson D, Diop H, Bharel M, Wilens TE, LaRochelle M, Walley AY, Land T. Fatal and Nonfatal Overdose Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Massachusetts. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Aug; 132(2):466-474.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29995730.
     
  5. Larochelle MR, Bernson D, Land T, Stopka TJ, Wang N, Xuan Z, Bagley SM, Liebschutz JM, Walley AY. Medication for Opioid Use Disorder After Nonfatal Opioid Overdose and Association With Mortality: A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Aug 07; 169(3):137-145.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29913516; DOI: 10.7326/M17-3107;.
     
  6. Rose AJ, Bernson D, Chui KKH, Land T, Walley AY, LaRochelle MR, Stein BD, Stopka TJ. Potentially Inappropriate Opioid Prescribing, Overdose, and Mortality in Massachusetts, 2011-2015. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Sep; 33(9):1512-1519.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29948815.
     
  7. Saitz R, Mesic A, Ventura AS, Winter MR, Heeren TC, Sullivan MM, Walley AY, Patts GJ, Meli SM, Holick MF, Kim TW, Bryant KJ, Samet JH. Alcohol Consumption and Bone Mineral Density in People with HIV and Substance Use Disorder: A Prospective Cohort Study. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2018 Jun 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29873812; DOI: 10.1111/acer.13801;.
     
  8. Colasanti J, Lira MC, Cheng DM, Liebschutz JM, Tsui JI, Forman LS, Sullivan M, Walley AY, Bridden C, Root C, Podolsky M, Abrams C, Outlaw K, Harris CE, Armstrong WS, Samet JH, Del Rio C. Chronic Opioid Therapy in HIV-infected Patients: Patients' Perspectives on Risks, Monitoring and Guidelines. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 May 31.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29860411.
     
  9. 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 Apr; 54:43-50. PMID: 29414484.
     
  10. 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.
     
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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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