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

MD, University of Massachusetts 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.

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management

Boston University School of Medicine
Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences (CIIS)

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Boston Medical Center

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 - 03/31/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Atrial Fibrillation in Sepsis: Patient Outcomes and Provider Practice Patterns
02/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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

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

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. Bosch NA, Cimini J, Walkey AJ. Contemporary Reviews in Critical Care Medicine: Atrial Fibrillation in the Intensive Care Unit. Chest. 2018 Apr 05. PMID: 29627355.
  2. Wunsch H, Hua M, Walkey AJ, Rubenfeld G, Vail E, Gershengorn HB. Evaluation of Practice Changes in the Care of Patients with Septic Shock during the U.S. Norepinephrine Shortage. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Apr; 15(4):509-511. PMID: 29537858.
  3. Dela Cruz CS, Wunderink RG, Christiani DC, Cormier SA, Crothers K, Doerschuk CM, Evans SE, Goldstein DR, Khatri P, Kobzik L, Kolls JK, Levy BD, Metersky ML, Niederman MS, Nusrat R, Orihuela CJ, Peyrani P, Prince AS, Ramírez JA, Ridge KM, Sethi S, Suratt BT, Sznajder JI, Tsalik EL, Walkey AJ, Yende S, Aggarwal NR, Caler EV, Mizgerd JP. Future Research Directions in Pneumonia: NHLBI Working Group Report. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Mar 16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29546996.
  4. Walkey AJ, Drainoni ML, Cordella N, Bor J. Advancing Quality Improvement with Regression Discontinuity Designs. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Feb 21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29466673.
  5. Cohen DM, Winter M, Lindenauer PK, Walkey AJ. Echocardiogram in the Evaluation of Hemodynamically Stable Acute Pulmonary Embolism: National Practices and Clinical Outcomes. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Jan 03. PMID: 29298088.
  6. Mehta AB, Weinstein Z, Walkey AJ. The Untold Toll of the Opioid Crisis on Intensive Care Units in the United States. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Dec; 14(12):1763-1765.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29192818.
  7. Walkey AJ, Lindenauer PK. Keeping It Simple in Sepsis Measures. J Hosp Med. 2017 Dec; 12(12):1019-1020. PMID: 29236102.
  8. 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 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Dec; 14(12):1779-1785. PMID: 28795838.
  9. Liu VX, Walkey AJ. Machine Learning and Sepsis: On the Road to Revolution. Crit Care Med. 2017 Nov; 45(11):1946-1947. PMID: 29028697.
  10. Mehta AB, Douglas IS, Walkey AJ. Evidence-based Utilization of Noninvasive Ventilation and Patient Outcomes. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Nov; 14(11):1667-1673.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28541747.
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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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