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. Branch-Elliman W, Safdar N, Nelson R. Economic Considerations in Infectious Diseases Emergency Response Preparedness: It's All About the Point of View. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 01 23; 72(1):148-152. PMID: 32379858
  2. Branch-Elliman W, Elwy AR, Monach P. Bringing New Meaning to the Term "Adaptive Trial": Challenges of Conducting Clinical Research During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic and Implications for Implementation Science. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Nov; 7(11):ofaa490.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33204763
  3. Mull HJ, Stolzmann KL, Shin MH, Kalver E, Schweizer ML, Branch-Elliman W. Novel Method to Flag Cardiac Implantable Device Infections by Integrating Text Mining With Structured Data in the Veterans Health Administration's Electronic Medical Record. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 09 01; 3(9):e2012264.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32955571
  4. Gupta K, O'Brien W, Gallegos-Salazar J, Strymish J, Branch-Elliman W. How Testing Drives Treatment in Asymptomatic Patients: Level of Pyuria Directly Predicts Probability of Antimicrobial Prescribing. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 27; 71(3):614-621.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31504317
  5. Branch-Elliman W, Lehmann LS, Boden WE, Ferguson R, Monach P. Pragmatic, adaptive clinical trials: Is 2020 the dawning of a new age? Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2020 Sep; 19:100614.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32724866
  6. Strymish JM, O' Brien W, Itani K, Gupta K, Branch-Elliman W. What is the Primary Driver of Pre-Operative Vancomycin Use? It's Not MRSA-or Allergy. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Apr 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32337589
  7. Asundi A, Stanislawski M, Mehta P, Mull HJ, Schweizer ML, Barón AE, Ho PM, Gupta K, Branch-Elliman W. Development and Validation of a Semi-Automated Surveillance Algorithm for Cardiac Device Infections: Insights from the VA CART program. Sci Rep. 2020 03 24; 10(1):5276.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32210289
  8. Branch-Elliman W, Araujo-Castillo RV, Snyder GM, Sullivan BF, Alonso CD, Wright SB. Identification of a norovirus outbreak on a hematopoietic stem cell transplant unit and development and implementation of a novel infection prevention algorithm for controlling transmission. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 04; 41(4):472-476. PMID: 32091351
  9. Mull HJ, Stolzmann K, Kalver E, Shin MH, Schweizer ML, Asundi A, Mehta P, Stanislawski M, Branch-Elliman W. Novel methodology to measure pre-procedure antimicrobial prophylaxis: integrating text searches with structured data from the Veterans Health Administration's electronic medical record. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2020 01 30; 20(1):15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32000780
  10. Lee MSL, Ramakrishna B, Moss AC, Gold HS, Branch-Elliman W. Successful treatment of fulminant Clostridioides difficile infection with emergent fecal microbiota transplantation in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia and prolonged, severe neutropenia. Transpl Infect Dis. 2020 Feb; 22(1):e13216.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31769569
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