Amy M. Linsky, MD, MSc
Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

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

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Amy Linsky, MD, MSc is an Associate Professor of Medicine in General Internal Medicine at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and a clinician-investigator in the Section of General Internal Medicine, the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), and the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Centers (GRECC) 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. She also studies goals of care communication and decision-making for life sustaining treatments. 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. Burke RE, Pelcher L, Tjader A, Linsky AM, Thorpe CT, Turner JP, Rose L. Central Nervous System-Active Prescriptions in Older Veterans: Trends in Prevalence, Prescribers, and High-risk Populations. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Jun 22. PMID: 37349639
  2. Gurewich D, Linsky AM, Harvey KL, Li M, Griesemer I, MacLaren RZ, Ostrow R, Mohr D. Relationship Between Unmet Social Needs and Care Access in a Veteran Cohort. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Jul; 38(Suppl 3):841-848.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37340267; PMCID: PMC10356706; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-023-08117-3;
  3. Borzecki AM, Conti J, Reisman JI, Vimalananda V, Nagy MW, Paluri R, Linsky AM, McCullough M, Bhasin S, Matsumoto AM, Jasuja GK. Development and Validation of Quality Measures for Testosterone Prescribing. J Endocr Soc. 2023 Jun 05; 7(7):bvad075.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37362384; PMCID: PMC10289518; DOI: 10.1210/jendso/bvad075;
  4. Mesfin N, Wormwood J, Wiener RS, Still M, Xu CS, Palmer J, Linsky AM. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Providing Recommendations During Goals-of-Care Conversations: A Multisite Survey. J Palliat Med. 2023 Jul; 26(7):951-959.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36944150; PMCID: PMC10398728; DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2022.0394;
  5. Mesfin N, Wormwood J, Wiener RS, Still M, Xu CS, Palmer J, Linsky AM. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Providing Recommendations During Goals-of-Care Conversations: A Multisite Survey. J Palliat Med. 2023 Mar 21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36944150; PMCID: PMC10398728; DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2022.0394;
  6. Gurewich D, Shoushtari SI, Ostrow R, MacLaren RZ, Li M, Harvey K, Linsky A, Mohr D. Prevalence and Determinants of Unmet Social Needs Among Rural and Urban Veterans. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2023; 34(1):275-292.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37464494
  7. Brady JE, Simon SR, Yeksigian K, Zillich AJ, Moyer J, Linsky AM. Can nonclinicians classify medication discrepancies as accurately as clinical pharmacists? A validation study. Health Sci Rep. 2022 Sep; 5(5):e824. PMID: 36189414; PMCID: PMC9508616; DOI: 10.1002/hsr2.824;
  8. Gurewich D, Kressin N, Bokhour BG, Linsky AM, Dichter ME, Hunt KJ, Fix GM, Niles BL. Randomised controlled trial evaluating the effects of screening and referral for social determinants of health on Veterans' outcomes: protocol. BMJ Open. 2022 Sep 23; 12(9):e058972.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36153033; PMCID: PMC9511545; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058972;
  9. Brady JE, Linsky AM, Simon SR, Yeksigian K, Rubin A, Zillich AJ, Russ-Jara AL. The Perceived Effectiveness of Secure Messaging for Medication Reconciliation During Transitions of Care: Semistructured Interviews With Patients. JMIR Hum Factors. 2022 Aug 03; 9(3):e36652.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35921139; PMCID: PMC9386577; DOI: 10.2196/36652;
  10. LoBrutto LR, Fix G, Wiener RS, Linsky AM. Leveraging the timing and frequency of patient decision aids in longitudinal shared decision-making: A narrative review and applied model. Health Expect. 2022 Aug; 25(4):1246-1253.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35652372; PMCID: PMC9327840; DOI: 10.1111/hex.13531;
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Patient-centered care
Medication Reconciliation
Patient-provider communication

I am an Associate 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, fellows, and junior faculty (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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