Alexander Y. Walley, MD

Associate Professor, Medicine

Alexander Walley
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center

Biography

Dr. Walley is the Director of the Boston University Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program and the Inpatient Addiction Medicine Consult Service at Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is a general internist and addiction expert who provides primary care for HIV-infected patients at BMC. His research interests include the medical complications of drug use, specifically HIV and overdose, the treatment of addictions with behavioral and pharmacologic interventions, and risk behaviors among HIV-infected people and people with HIV risk behaviors. He is an investigator on studies of the integration of addiction treatment into primary medical care and the implementation of an opioid overdose prevention programs.

He directs and founded a clinical program (FAST PATH) that integrates addiction treatment, into the medical care of patients who are HIV-infected or high-risk for HIV infection at Boston Medical Center. He founded the buprenorphine treatment program at Dimock Community Health Center in 2005. He previously served as the medical director of the Boston Public Health Commission methadone maintenance program. He is the medical director for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Pilot Program. He completed a two year fellowship in general internal medicine in June 2007 and during that time he earned a Masters of Science degree in Epidemiology from BUSPH.

Other Positions

  • Courtesy Staff Privileges, Medicine, Boston Medical Center

Education

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MSc
  • Harvard College, AB

Publications

  • Published on 1/7/2019

    Colasanti J, Lira MC, Cheng DM, Liebschutz JM, Tsui JI, Forman LS, Sullivan M, Walley AY, Bridden C, Root C, Podolsky M, Abrams C, Outlaw K, Harris CE, Armstrong WS, Samet JH, Del Rio C. Chronic Opioid Therapy in People Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Patients' Perspectives on Risks, Monitoring, and Guidelines. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 07; 68(2):291-297. PMID: 29860411.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/14/2018

    Bagley SM, Cabral H, Saia K, Brown A, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Walley AY, Rose-Jacobs R. Frequency and associated risk factors of non-fatal overdose reported by pregnant women with opioid use disorder. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2018 Dec 14; 13(1):26. PMID: 30547833.

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  • Published on 12/13/2018

    Trowbridge P, Walley AY. Use of Buprenorphine-Naloxone in the Treatment of Tianeptine Use Disorder. J Addict Med. 2018 Dec 13. PMID: 30550394.

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  • Published on 11/24/2018

    Rose AJ, McBain R, Schuler MS, LaRochelle MR, Ganz DA, Kilambi V, Stein BD, Bernson D, Chui KKH, Land T, Walley AY, Stopka TJ. Effect of Age on Opioid Prescribing, Overdose, and Mortality in Massachusetts, 2011 to 2015. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Jan; 67(1):128-132. PMID: 30471102.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/30/2018

    Gray J, Saia K, Walley AY. Case Report: 28-year-old Woman With Opioid Use Disorder Delivers Healthy Baby While in Custody: Addressing Forced Detox. J Addict Med. 2018 Oct 30. PMID: 30379779.

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  • Published on 10/25/2018

    Barocas JA, White LF, Wang J, Walley AY, LaRochelle MR, Bernson D, Land T, Morgan JR, Samet JH, Linas BP. Estimated Prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder in Massachusetts, 2011-2015: A Capture-Recapture Analysis. Am J Public Health. 2018 Dec; 108(12):1675-1681. PMID: 30359112.

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  • Published on 10/25/2018

    Chatterjee A, Larochelle MR, Xuan Z, Wang N, Bernson D, Silverstein M, Hadland SE, Land T, Samet JH, Walley AY, Bagley SM. Non-fatal opioid-related overdoses among adolescents in Massachusetts 2012-2014. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Jan 01; 194:28-31. PMID: 30391835.

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  • Published on 9/25/2018

    Bagley SM, Cheng DM, Winter M, Alford DP, LaBelle C, Walley AY, Samet JH. Opioid and cocaine use among primary care patients on buprenorphine-Self-report and urine drug tests. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 11 01; 192:245-249. PMID: 30290291.

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  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Schiff DM, Nielsen T, Terplan M, Hood M, Bernson D, Diop H, Bharel M, Wilens TE, LaRochelle M, Walley AY, Land T. Fatal and Nonfatal Overdose Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Massachusetts. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Aug; 132(2):466-474. PMID: 29995730.

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  • Published on 6/19/2018

    Larochelle MR, Bernson D, Land T, Stopka TJ, Wang N, Xuan Z, Bagley SM, Liebschutz JM, Walley AY. Medication for Opioid Use Disorder After Nonfatal Opioid Overdose and Association With Mortality: A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Aug 07; 169(3):137-145. PMID: 29913516.

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