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 5/8/2019

    Barocas JA, Wang J, Marshall BDL, LaRochelle MR, Bettano A, Bernson D, Beckwith CG, Linas BP, Walley AY. Sociodemographic factors and social determinants associated with toxicology confirmed polysubstance opioid-related deaths. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 May 08; 200:59-63. PMID: 31100636.

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  • Published on 5/3/2019

    Morgan JR, Schackman BR, Weinstein ZM, Walley AY, Linas BP. Overdose following initiation of naltrexone and buprenorphine medication treatment for opioid use disorder in a United States commercially insured cohort. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 May 03; 200:34-39. PMID: 31082666.

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  • Published on 5/1/2019

    Gray J, Saia K, Walley AY. 28-year-old Woman With Opioid Use Disorder Delivers Healthy Baby While in Custody: Addressing Forced Detox. J Addict Med. 2019 May/Jun; 13(3):237-240. PMID: 30379779.

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  • Published on 4/29/2019

    Blokhina E, Krupitsky EM, Cheng DM, Walley AY, Toussova O, Yaroslavtseva T, Gnatienko N, Bridden C, Forman LS, Bendiks S, Samet JH. Evolution of illicit opioid use among people with HIV infection in St Petersburg, Russia, in the period 2004-2015. HIV Med. 2019 Apr 29. PMID: 31034141.

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  • Published on 4/11/2019

    Stopka TJ, Amaravadi H, Kaplan AR, Hoh R, Bernson D, Chui KKH, Land T, Walley AY, LaRochelle MR, Rose AJ. Opioid overdose deaths and potentially inappropriate opioid prescribing practices (PIP): A spatial epidemiological study. Int J Drug Policy. 2019 Jun; 68:37-45. PMID: 30981166.

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  • Published on 4/5/2019

    Samet JH, Blokhina E, Cheng DM, Walley AY, Lioznov D, Gnatienko N, Quinn EK, Bridden C, Chaisson CE, Toussova O, Gifford AL, Raj A, Krupitsky E. A strengths-based case management intervention to link HIV-positive PWID in Russia to HIV care - results from a randomized controlled trial. AIDS. 2019 Apr 05. PMID: 30964750.

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  • Published on 4/2/2019

    Kimmel SD, Jawa R, Walley AY, Barlam TF. Actions to Integrate Treatment of Opioid and Infectious Disease Epidemics. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Apr 02; 170(7):508-509. PMID: 30934072.

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  • Published on 3/19/2019

    Larochelle MR, Stopka TJ, Xuan Z, Liebschutz JM, Walley AY. Medication for Opioid Use Disorder After Nonfatal Opioid Overdose and Mortality. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Mar 19; 170(6):430-431. PMID: 30884508.

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  • Published on 2/21/2019

    Walley AY, Wakeman SE, Eng G. Case 6-2019: A 29-Year-Old Woman with Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea. N Engl J Med. 2019 02 21; 380(8):772-779. PMID: 30786192.

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  • Published on 2/19/2019

    McNeely J, Troxel AB, Kunins HV, Shelley D, Lee JD, Walley A, Weinstein ZM, Billings J, Davis NJ, Marcello RK, Schackman BR, Barron C, Bergmann L. Study protocol for a pragmatic trial of the Consult for Addiction Treatment and Care in Hospitals (CATCH) model for engaging patients in opioid use disorder treatment. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2019 Feb 19; 14(1):5. PMID: 30777122.

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