Amy M. Linsky, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
MSc, Boston University School of Public Health

Pronouns: she/her/hers



Amy Linsky, MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in General Internal Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and a clinician-investigator in the Section of General Internal Medicine and at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR) at VA Boston Healthcare System.

She obtained her MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (now Rutgers Medical School) and her Master of Science in Health Services Research from Boston University School of Public Health. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and both her Preventive Medicine residency and General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Boston Medical Center. She is practicing internist in VA Primary Care.

Dr. Linsky’s research interests focus on reducing low-value care. Specifically, she has conducted multiple studies related to deprescribing, an intentional, patient-centered approach to reducing overmedication and polypharmacy, that aims to improve patient safety and quality of care. Her work has also focused on medication reconciliation, patient-provider communication, patient engagement, and coordination of care. Dr. Linsky has used a variety of methods to accomplish her work, including qualitative, survey development and analyses, large database studies, and interventions. Her work has been supported by multiple grants from VA Health Services Research and Development, including a Career Development Award.

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  1. Linsky A, Meterko M, Bokhour BG, Stolzmann K, Simon SR. Deprescribing in the context of multiple providers: understanding patient preferences. Am J Manag Care. 2019 Apr; 25(4):192-198.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30986016.
     
  2. Hanchate AD, Frakt AB, Kressin NR, Trivedi A, Linsky A, Abdulkerim H, Stolzmann KL, Mohr DC, Pizer SD. External Determinants of Veterans' Utilization of VA Health Care. Health Serv Res. 2018 12; 53(6):4224-4247.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30062781.
     
  3. Russ AL, Jahn MA, Patel H, Porter BW, Nguyen KA, Zillich AJ, Linsky A, Simon SR. Usability evaluation of a medication reconciliation tool: Embedding safety probes to assess users' detection of medication discrepancies. J Biomed Inform. 2018 06; 82:178-186.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29751104; DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2018.05.002;.
     
  4. Linsky A, Simon SR, Stolzmann K, Meterko M. Patient attitudes and experiences that predict medication discontinuation in the Veterans Health Administration. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2018 Jan - Feb; 58(1):13-20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29154017.
     
  5. Linsky A, Meterko M, Stolzmann K, Simon SR. Supporting medication discontinuation: provider preferences for interventions to facilitate deprescribing. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Jun 28; 17(1):447.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28659157.
     
  6. Linsky A, Simon SR, Stolzmann K, Meterko M. Patient Perceptions of Deprescribing: Survey Development and Psychometric Assessment. Med Care. 2017 Mar; 55(3):306-313.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27579916; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000642;.
     
  7. Linsky A, Simon SR, Stolzmann K, Bokhour BG, Meterko M. Prescribers' perceptions of medication discontinuation: survey instrument development and validation. Am J Manag Care. 2016 Nov; 22(11):747-754.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27870547.
     
  8. Patel CH, Zimmerman KM, Fonda JR, Linsky A. Medication Complexity, Medication Number, and Their Relationships to Medication Discrepancies. Ann Pharmacother. 2016 07; 50(7):534-40. PMID: 27147704.
     
  9. Linsky A. Capsule Commentary on Genoff et al., Navigating Language Barriers: A Systematic Review of Patient Navigators' Impact on Cancer Screening for Limited English Proficient Patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Apr; 31(4):415. PMID: 26857729; PMCID: PMC4803692; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-016-3602-9;.
     
  10. Linsky A, Simon SR, Marcello TB, Bokhour B. Clinical provider perceptions of proactive medication discontinuation. Am J Manag Care. 2015 Apr; 21(4):277-83.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26014466.
     
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Deprescribing
Polypharmacy
Patient-centered care
Quality
Safety
Medication Reconciliation
Patient-provider communication
De-implementation

I am an Assistant Professor in General Internal Medicine (GIM) within the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. My research expertise is in deprescribing, but as a general internist, I also have varied interests in areas including quality and safety, behavior change, coordination of care, and implementation/de-implementation. I completed my GIM fellowship at Boston Medical Center and can provide guidance on navigating from training to independence. I have mentored students, residents, and fellows (both MD and PhD). I value work-life fit and determining how professional goals can bring about a sense of accomplishment within the greater framework of life goals.


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