Westyn Branch-Elliman, MD, MMSc
Adjunct Instructor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Northwestern University School of Medicine
MMS/MMSc, Harvard Medical School




I am a physician investigator who focuses on optimizing healthcare resource utilization and expanding infection prevention programs beyond traditional boundaries. My research projects include epidemiologic and economic evaluations of postpartum breast infections, comparative and cost-effectiveness evaluations of preventions designed to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAI), and development of novel electronic tools for improved HAI detection. The majority of my time is dedicated to clinical research. I also see patients and teach medical students, residents and infectious diseases fellows. In my previous role as the Medical Director of Infection Prevention at the Eastern Colorado VA Healthcare System, I dedicated significant effort to administrative responsibilities, including healthcare epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship.

VA Boston Healthcare System


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  1. Schechter-Perkins EM, Doron S, Johnston R, Hay J, Berlin D, Ciaranello A, Nelson SB, Gormley JM, Smole SC, Brown CM, Madoff LC, Branch-Elliman W. A Test-to-Stay Modified Quarantine Program for COVID-19 in Schools. Pediatrics. 2022 May 01; 149(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 35132435
     
  2. Branch-Elliman W, Elwy AR, Lamkin RL, Shin M, Engle RL, Colborn K, Rove J, Pendergast J, Hederstedt K, Hawn M, Mull HJ. Assessing the sustainability of compliance with surgical site infection prophylaxis after discontinuation of mandatory active reporting: study protocol. Implement Sci Commun. 2022 Apr 25; 3(1):47.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35468871; PMCID: PMC9036843; DOI: 10.1186/s43058-022-00288-0;
     
  3. Belyayev LA, Foroushani SM, Wiener DC, Branch-Elliman W, Marshall MB, Khalil HA. Bronchopleural fistula due to cavitary pneumonia after SARS-CoV-2 infection treated with open thoracostomy. J Surg Case Rep. 2022 Apr; 2022(4):rjac076. PMID: 35422997; PMCID: PMC9004406; DOI: 10.1093/jscr/rjac076;
     
  4. van den Berg P, Schechter-Perkins EM, Jack RS, Epshtein I, Nelson R, Oster E, Branch-Elliman W. Corrigendum to: Effectiveness of 3 Versus 6 ft of Physical Distancing for Controlling Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Among Primary and Secondary Students and Staff: A Retrospective, Statewide Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Mar 23; 74(6):1127-1129.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35170734
     
  5. Oster E, Schechter-Perkins EM, Branch-Elliman W. Reply to Klein and Harris. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Mar 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35253850
     
  6. Branch-Elliman W, Ferguson R, Doros G, Woods P, Leatherman S, Strymish J, Datta R, Goswami R, Jankowich MD, Shah NR, Taylor TH, Page ST, Schiller SJ, Shannon C, Hau C, Flynn M, Holmberg E, Visnaw K, Dhond R, Brophy M, Monach PA. Subcutaneous sarilumab for the treatment of hospitalized patients with moderate to severe COVID19 disease: A pragmatic, embedded randomized clinical trial. PLoS One. 2022; 17(2):e0263591.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35213547; PMCID: PMC8880885; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0263591;
     
  7. Wu JT, La J, Branch-Elliman W, Huhmann LB, Han SS, Parmigiani G, Tuck DP, Brophy MT, Do NV, Lin AY, Munshi NC, Fillmore NR. Association of COVID-19 Vaccination With SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Patients With Cancer: A US Nationwide Veterans Affairs Study. JAMA Oncol. 2022 02 01; 8(2):281-286.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34854921; PMCID: PMC8640949; DOI: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.5771;
     
  8. Branch-Elliman W, Jack RS, Schechter-Perkins EM, van den Berg P, Epshtein I, Oster E, Nelson R. Reply to Author. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 01 29; 74(2):370-371.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33988221
     
  9. Branch-Elliman W, Lamkin R, Shin M, Mull HJ, Epshtein I, Golenbock S, Schweizer ML, Colborn K, Rove J, Strymish JM, Drekonja D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Xu TH, Elwy AR. Promoting de-implementation of inappropriate antimicrobial use in cardiac device procedures by expanding audit and feedback: protocol for hybrid III type effectiveness/implementation quasi-experimental study. Implement Sci. 2022 01 29; 17(1):12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35093104; PMCID: PMC8800400; DOI: 10.1186/s13012-022-01186-8;
     
  10. Li LL, Zheng C, La J, Do NV, Monach PA, Strymish JM, Fillmore NR, Branch-Elliman W. Impact of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection on incidence of hospitalization and adverse events following mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccination: A nationwide, retrospective cohort study. Vaccine. 2022 02 16; 40(8):1082-1089. PMID: 35078665; PMCID: PMC8768509; DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.01.026;
     
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