Kalpana Gupta, MD
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

MD, Stony Brook University
MPH, University of Washington School of Public Health
BA, Stony Brook University

Dr. Gupta is Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases at the Veterans Administration Boston Healthcare System, and Professor of Medicine at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Her primary research focus over the past decade has been on optimizing treatment regimens and prevention strategies for urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women. She is Chair of the IDSA UTI guideline update committee. She is currently PI of a multi-site NIH-funded randomized controlled trial of cranberry juice cocktail to prevent recurrent UTI in women and just completed a randomized trial of short course nitrofurantoin for treatment of acute cystitis in women. As a natural progression of her work on antimicrobial resistance in community-acquired UTIs, she is now embarking on a new research area, namely the evaluation of the prevalence and molecular epidemiology of MRSA infections in the veteran population.

VA Boston Healthcare System

A Rapid and Sensitive Antibiotic Susceptibility Test for Urinary Tract Infections
05/22/2018 - 04/30/2022 (Multi-PI)
PI: Kalpana Gupta, MD
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Cranberry and Prevention of UTI A Comprehensive Approach
02/01/2004 - 01/31/2010 (PI)
NIH/Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
7 R01 AT2105 04


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2024 De-Implementing Testing and Treating of Urine Cultures in Asymptomatic Patients 5I01HX002695-04
2023 De-Implementing Testing and Treating of Urine Cultures in Asymptomatic Patients 5I01HX002695-03
2022 De-Implementing Testing and Treating of Urine Cultures in Asymptomatic Patients 5I01HX002695-02
2020 De-Implementing Testing and Treating of Urine Cultures in Asymptomatic Patients 1I01HX002695-01A1
2016 Comparative Effectiveness and Cost of Surgical Prophylaxis Regimens 5I01HX000891-02
2014 Comparative Effectiveness and Cost of Surgical Prophylaxis Regimens 1I01HX000891-01A1
2007 Cranberry and Prevention of UTI A Comprehensive Approach 5R01AT002105-04 2
2007 Cranberry and Prevention of UTI A Comprehensive Approach 7R01AT002105-05 2
2006 Cranberry and Prevention of UTI A Comprehensive Approach 3R01AT002105-03S1 2
2006 Cranberry and Prevention of UTI A Comprehensive Approach 5R01AT002105-03 2
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  1. Smith M, Crnich C, Donskey C, Evans CT, Evans M, Goto M, Guerrero B, Gupta K, Harris A, Hicks N, Khader K, Kralovic S, McKinley L, Rubin M, Safdar N, Schweizer ML, Tovar S, Wilson G, Zabarsky T, Perencevich EN. Research agenda for transmission prevention within the Veterans Health Administration, 2024-2028. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2024 Apr 11; 1-10. PMID: 38600795
  2. Lazarus JE, Gupta K. Recurrent UTI in Women-Risk Factors and Management. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2024 Jun; 38(2):325-341. PMID: 38599896
  3. Charness ME, Gupta K, Linsenmeyer K, Strymish J, Madjarov R, Stack G. Evidence from whole genome sequencing of aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2 almost 5 hours after hospital room turnover. Am J Infect Control. 2024 Jul; 52(7):849-851.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38583778
  4. Gupta K. Untangling the Nuances Complicating Urinary Tract Infection Diagnosis and Management: Moving Beyond the Basics. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2024 Jun; 38(2):xi-xii. PMID: 38538385
  5. O'Brien WJ, Schweizer ML, Strymish J, Beck BF, Au V, Chan JA, Brown M, Itani KMF, Dukes KC, Walhof JF, Gupta K. Propensity Score-Weighted Analysis of Postoperative Infection in Patients With and Without Preoperative Urine Culture. JAMA Netw Open. 2024 Mar 04; 7(3):e240900.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38436958; PMCID: PMC10912952; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2024.0900;
  6. Valentine-King MA, Trautner BW, Zoorob RJ, Salemi JL, Gupta K, Grigoryan L. Predicting Antibiotic Susceptibility Among Patients With Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection Using a Prior Culture. J Urol. 2024 Jan; 211(1):144-152. PMID: 37820311
  7. Suzuki H, Perencevich EN, Hockett Sherlock S, Clore GS, O'Shea AMJ, Forrest GN, Pfeiffer CD, Safdar N, Crnich C, Gupta K, Strymish J, Lira GB, Bradley S, Cadena-Zuluaga J, Rubin M, Bittner M, Morgan D, DeVries A, Miell K, Alexander B, Schweizer ML. Implementation of a Prevention Bundle to Decrease Rates of Staphylococcus aureus Surgical Site Infection at 11 Veterans Affairs Hospitals. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jul 03; 6(7):e2324516. PMID: 37471087; PMCID: PMC10359960; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.24516;
  8. Gillespie C, Sitter K, McConeghy KW, Strymish J, Gupta K, Hartmann CW, Borzecki AM. Facilitators and Barriers to Verifying Penicillin Allergies in a Veteran Nursing Home Population. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2023 Sep; 11(9):2848-2854.e3.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37352930
  9. Linsenmeyer K, Mohr D, Gupta K, Doshi S, Gifford AL, Charness ME. Sickness presenteeism in healthcare workers during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: An observational cohort study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2023 Oct; 44(10):1693-1696.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37039605; PMCID: PMC10587373; DOI: 10.1017/ice.2023.47;
  10. O'Brien WJ, Gupta K, Itani KMF. Estimated Risk of Adverse Surgical Outcomes Among Patients With Recent COVID-19 Infection Using Target Trial Emulation Methods. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Mar 01; 6(3):e234876.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36976565; PMCID: PMC10051067; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.4876;
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2015 Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America: Barry Farr Award
2012 Annals of Internal Medicine: Top Reviewer of the Year
2006 Yale School of Medicine: Didactic Teacher of the Year
1998 Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC): Fellow Award
1997-1998 Infectious Diseases Society of America: Citation for Excellence of Abstracts
1993 New England Deaconess Hospital: Dr. James L. Tullis Housestaff Award
1991 American Medical Women’s Association: Memorial Achievement Award
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