Westyn Branch-Elliman, MD, MMSc

Adjunct Instructor, Medicine

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 12/1/2017

    Schrank G, Branch-Elliman W. Breaking the Chain of Infection in Older Adults: A Review of Risk Factors and Strategies for Preventing Device-Related Infections. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2017 Dec; 31(4):649-671. PMID: 29079154.

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  • Published on 10/11/2017

    Pindyck T, Gupta K, Strymish J, Itani KM, Carter ME, Suo Y, Bessesen MT, Topkoff J, Steele AS, Barón AE, Gundlapalli AV, Branch-Elliman W. Validation of an electronic tool for flagging surgical site infections based on clinical practice patterns for triaging surveillance: Operational successes and barriers. Am J Infect Control. 2017 Oct 11. PMID: 29031434.

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  • Published on 8/16/2017

    Branch-Elliman W. A Roadmap for Reducing Cardiac Device Infections: a Review of Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Actionable Risk Factors to Guide the Development of an Infection Prevention Program for the Electrophysiology Laboratory. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2017 Aug 16; 19(10):34. PMID: 28815459.

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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 6/19/2017

    Mittenzwei SE, Topkoff JL, Bessesen MT, Porter CA, Rai GS, Branch-Elliman W. When Sterile Processing Goes Down: An Economic Analysis of Alternative Strategies for Supporting the Service. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Aug; 38(8):1002-1004. PMID: 28625181.

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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 2/10/2017

    LaSalvia MT, Branch-Elliman W, Snyder GM, Mahoney MV, Alonso CD, Gold HS, Wright SB. Does Adjunctive Tigecycline Improve Outcomes in Severe-Complicated, Nonoperative Clostridium difficile Infection? Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017; 4(1):ofw264. PMID: 28480257.

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  • Published on 1/20/2017

    Mehrotra P, Gupta K, Strymish J, Kramer DB, Lambert-Kerzner A, Ho PM, Branch-Elliman W. Implementation of Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratories: Results from the SHEA Research Network. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Apr; 38(4):496-498. PMID: 28103958.

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  • Published on 1/18/2017

    Kirby JE, Branch-Elliman W, LaSalvia MT, Longhi L, MacKechnie M, Urman G, Baldini LM, Muriel FR, Sullivan B, Yassa DS, Gold HS, Wagner TK, Diekema DJ, Wright SB. Investigation of a Candida guilliermondii Pseudo-outbreak Reveals a Novel Source of Laboratory Contamination. J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Apr; 55(4):1080-1089. PMID: 28100597.

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  • Published on 6/20/2016

    Branch-Elliman W, Stanislawski M, Strymish J, Barón AE, Gupta K, Varosy PD, Gold HS, Ho PM. Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratories: A Potential Target for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Quality Improvement? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Sep; 37(9):1005-11. PMID: 27322021.

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