Kalpana Gupta, MD

Professor, Medicine

Kalpana Gupta
857.203.5086
1400 VFW Parkway

Biography

Dr. Gupta is Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases at the Veterans Administration Boston Healthcare System, and Professor of Medicine at Boston University 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.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 9/1/2018

    Asundi A, Stanislawski M, Mehta P, BarĂ³n AE, Gold H, Mull H, Ho PM, Gupta K, Branch-Elliman W. Prolonged antimicrobial prophylaxis following cardiac device procedures increases preventable harm: insights from the VA CART program. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Sep; 39(9):1030-1036. PMID: 30226128.

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  • Published on 5/26/2018

    Linsenmeyer K, O'Brien W, Brecher SM, Strymish J, Rochman A, Itani K, Gupta K. Clostridium Difficile Screening for Colonization During an Outbreak Setting. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 May 26. PMID: 29846539.

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  • Published on 2/2/2018

    Branch-Elliman W, Ripollone J, O'Brien W, Itani K, Strymish J, Gupta K. Combination antimicrobial prophylaxis for hysterectomy: harm without the benefit? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 May; 218(5):536-537. PMID: 29409849.

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  • Published on 2/1/2018

    Evans CT, Jump RL, Krein SL, Bradley SF, Crnich CJ, Gupta K, Perencevich EN, Vander Weg MW, Morgan DJ. Setting a Research Agenda in Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) and Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs) Outside of Acute Care Settings. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 02; 39(2):210-213. PMID: 29417921.

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  • Published on 12/7/2017

    Linsenmeyer K, Strymish JM, Smith D, Brennan M, Gupta K. Electronic consults for improving vancomycin use. J Hosp Infect. 2018 Jun; 99(2):158-159. PMID: 29225053.

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  • Published on 10/3/2017

    Gupta K, Grigoryan L, Trautner B. Urinary Tract Infection. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Oct 03; 167(7):ITC49-ITC64. PMID: 28973215.

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  • Published on 7/10/2017

    Branch-Elliman W, Ripollone JE, O'Brien WJ, Itani KMF, Schweizer ML, Perencevich E, Strymish J, Gupta K. Risk of surgical site infection, acute kidney injury, and Clostridium difficile infection following antibiotic prophylaxis with vancomycin plus a beta-lactam versus either drug alone: A national propensity-score-adjusted retrospective cohort study. PLoS Med. 2017 Jul; 14(7):e1002340. PMID: 28692690.

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  • Published on 6/16/2017

    Acuna-Villaorduna C, Branch-Elliman W, Strymish J, Gupta K. Active identification of patients who are methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonized is not associated with longer duration of vancomycin therapy. Am J Infect Control. 2017 Oct 01; 45(10):1081-1085. PMID: 28629753.

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  • Published on 5/12/2017

    Grigoryan L, Zoorob R, Wang H, Horsfield M, Gupta K, Trautner BW. Less workup, longer treatment, but no clinical benefit observed in women with diabetes and acute cystitis. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2017 Jul; 129:197-202. PMID: 28544925.

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  • Published on 4/18/2017

    Pineles L, Morgan DJ, Lydecker A, Johnson JK, Sorkin JD, Langenberg P, Blanco N, Lesse A, Sellick J, Gupta K, Leykum L, Cadena J, Lepcha N, Roghmann MC. Transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to health care worker gowns and gloves during care of residents in Veterans Affairs nursing homes. Am J Infect Control. 2017 Sep 01; 45(9):947-953. PMID: 28431853.

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