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

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

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. Siempos II, Kalil AC, Belhadi D, Veiga VC, Cavalcanti AB, Branch-Elliman W, Papoutsi E, Gkirgkiris K, Xixi NA, Kotanidou A, Hermine O, Porcher R, Mariette X. Immunomodulators for immunocompromised patients hospitalized for COVID-19: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. EClinicalMedicine. 2024 Mar; 69:102472. PMID: 38361992; PMCID: PMC10867612; DOI: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2024.102472;
  2. Anand ST, Vo AD, La J, Do NV, Fillmore NR, Brophy M, Branch-Elliman W, Monach PA. Severe COVID-19 in Vaccinated Adults With Hematologic Cancers in the Veterans Health Administration. JAMA Netw Open. 2024 Feb 05; 7(2):e240288.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38393725; PMCID: PMC10891464; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2024.0288;
  3. Livorsi DJ, Branch-Elliman W, Drekonja D, Echevarria KL, Fitzpatrick MA, Goetz MB, Graber CJ, Jones MM, Kelly AA, Madaras-Kelly K, Morgan DJ, Stevens VW, Suda K, Trautner BW, Ward MJ, Jump RLP. Research agenda for antibiotic stewardship within the Veterans' Health Administration, 2024-2028. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2024 Feb 02; 1-7. PMID: 38305034
  4. Langford BJ, Branch-Elliman W, Nori P, Marra AR, Bearman G. Confronting the Disruption of the Infectious Diseases Workforce by Artificial Intelligence: What This Means for Us and What We Can Do About It. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2024 Mar; 11(3):ofae053. PMID: 38434616; PMCID: PMC10906702; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofae053;
  5. Monach PA, Anand ST, Fillmore NR, La J, Branch-Elliman W. Underuse of Antiviral Drugs to Prevent Progression to Severe COVID-19 - Veterans Health Administration, March-September 2022. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2024 Jan 25; 73(3):57-61.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38271286; PMCID: PMC10824546; DOI: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7303a2;
  6. Mull HJ, Foster MV, Higgins MCSS, Sturgeon DJ, Hederstedt K, Bart N, Lamkin RP, Sullivan BA, Ayeni C, Branch-Elliman W, Malloy PC. Development and Validation of an Electronic Adverse Event Model for Patient Safety Surveillance in Interventional Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol. 2023 Dec 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38157954
  7. Harvey LH, Branch-Elliman W, Boudreau J, Sliwinski SK, Gifford AL, Ho MQ, Dinges E, Hyde J. Harm reduction stories: leveraging graphic medicine to engage veterans in substance use services within the VA. Harm Reduct J. 2023 Dec 06; 20(1):177.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38057789; PMCID: PMC10702088; DOI: 10.1186/s12954-023-00886-8;
  8. Shenoy ES, Doron S, Branch-Elliman W. Universal Masking in Health Care Settings. Ann Intern Med. 2023 Dec; 176(12):eL230351. PMID: 38109747
  9. Anand ST, Vo AD, La J, Brophy M, Do NV, Fillmore NR, Branch-Elliman W, Monach PA. Risk of severe coronavirus disease 2019 despite vaccination in patients requiring treatment with immune-suppressive drugs: A nationwide cohort study of US Veterans. Transpl Infect Dis. 2024 Feb; 26(1):e14168.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37966134
  10. Trottier CA, La J, Li L, Fillmore NR, Monach PA, Doron S, Branch-Elliman W. Longitudinal trends in 30-day mortality attributable to SARS-CoV-2 among vaccinated and unvaccinated US veteran patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2024 Mar; 45(3):393-395.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37960943
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