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

Fully humanized anti-DEspR antibody therapy for acute lung injury (ALI)/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018 (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, Shieh MS, Liu VX, Lindenauer PK. Mortality Measures to Profile Hospital Performance for Patients With Septic Shock. Crit Care Med. 2018 Aug; 46(8):1247-1254. PMID: 29727371.
  2. 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 Jul 15; 198(2):256-263.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29546996.
  3. Quinton LJ, Walkey AJ, Mizgerd JP. Integrative Physiology of Pneumonia. Physiol Rev. 2018 Jul 01; 98(3):1417-1464.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29767563.
  4. Law AC, Sahetya S, Walkey AJ, Delaney A. Low-dose corticosteroids and septic shock resolution: implications for randomized trial design? Intensive Care Med. 2018 Jun 28. PMID: 29955923.
  5. Fonseca L, Walkey AJ, Ma X, Hua M. Validation of the V49.86 Code for Do-Not-Resuscitate Status in Hospitalized Patients at a Single Academic Medical Center. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Jun 26. PMID: 29944385.
  6. Crable EL, Biancarelli D, Walkey AJ, Allen CG, Proctor EK, Drainoni ML. Standardizing an approach to the evaluation of implementation science proposals. Implement Sci. 2018 May 29; 13(1):71.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29843740; DOI: 10.1186/s13012-018-0770-5;.
  7. Gershon AS, Jafarzadeh SR, Wilson KC, Walkey AJ. Clinical Knowledge from Observational Studies: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 May 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29733678; DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201801-0118PP;.
  8. Walkey AJ, Drainoni ML, Cordella N, Bor J. Advancing Quality Improvement with Regression Discontinuity Designs. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 May; 15(5):523-529.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29466673.
  9. 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 May; 15(5):581-588. PMID: 29298088.
  10. Bosch NA, Cimini J, Walkey AJ. Atrial Fibrillation in the ICU. Chest. 2018 Apr 06. PMID: 29627355.
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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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