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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

Targeting cardiovascular events to improve patient outcomes after sepsis
07/15/2018 - 04/30/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Automated detection and prediction of atrial fibrillation during sepsis
04/01/2017 - 03/31/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Fully humanized anti-DEspR antibody therapy for acute lung injury (ALI)/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
01/01/2018 - 04/30/2019 (Co-PI)
PI: Nelson Ruiz-Opazo, PhD
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NHLBI

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. Walkey AJ, Kotloff R, Lederer D. The Annals of the American Thoracic Society Editorial Fellowship Program. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Apr; 16(4):430. PMID: 30753092.
  2. Walkey AJ, Adhikari NKJ, Day AG, Radermacher P, Asfar P, Lamontagne F. Mediation Analysis of High Blood Pressure Targets, Arrhythmias, and Shock Mortality. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Mar 15; 199(6):802-805. PMID: 30566846.
  3. Law AC, Walkey AJ. Long-Term Outcomes After Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation: What of Those Cast Away? Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Mar 12. PMID: 30860862.
  4. Bruckel J, Nallamothu BK, Ling F, Howell EH, Lowenstein CJ, Thomas S, Bradley SM, Mehta A, Walkey AJ. Do-Not-Resuscitate Status and Risk-Standardized Mortality and Readmission Rates Following Acute Myocardial Infarction. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2019 Mar; 12(3):e005196. PMID: 30879325.
  5. Mehta AB, Walkey AJ, Curran-Everett D, Matlock D, Douglas IS. Hospital Mechanical Ventilation Volume and Patient Outcomes: Too Much of a Good Thing? Crit Care Med. 2019 Mar; 47(3):360-368.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30585831.
  6. Bosch NA, Cohen DM, Walkey AJ. Risk Factors for New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Sepsis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Crit Care Med. 2019 Feb; 47(2):280-287. PMID: 30653473.
  7. Munshi L, Walkey A, Goligher E, Pham T, Uleryk EM, Fan E. Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute respiratory distress syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Respir Med. 2019 Feb; 7(2):163-172. PMID: 30642776.
  8. Walkey AJ, Shieh MS, Pekow P, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK. Changing Heart Failure Coding Practices and Hospital Risk-Standardized Mortality Rates. J Card Fail. 2019 Feb; 25(2):137-139. PMID: 30630064.
  9. Law AC, Walkey AJ. Should We Agree to Disagree on Who May Benefit From ICU Admission? Crit Care Med. 2019 Jan; 47(1):133-135. PMID: 30557247.
  10. Walkey AJ. Exploring the Pathways Revealed by International Sepsis Benchmarking. Crit Care Med. 2019 Jan; 47(1):135-137. PMID: 30557248.
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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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