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 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 Jun 19. PMID: 29913516.

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  • Published on 6/14/2018

    Rose AJ, Bernson D, Chui KKH, Land T, Walley AY, LaRochelle MR, Stein BD, Stopka TJ. Potentially Inappropriate Opioid Prescribing, Overdose, and Mortality in Massachusetts, 2011-2015. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Jun 14. PMID: 29948815.

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  • Published on 6/6/2018

    Saitz R, Mesic A, Ventura AS, Winter MR, Heeren TC, Sullivan MM, Walley AY, Patts GJ, Meli SM, Holick MF, Kim TW, Bryant KJ, Samet JH. Alcohol Consumption and Bone Mineral Density in People with HIV and Substance Use Disorder: A Prospective Cohort Study. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2018 Jun 06. PMID: 29873812.

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  • Published on 5/31/2018

    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 HIV-infected Patients: Patients' Perspectives on Risks, Monitoring and Guidelines. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 May 31. PMID: 29860411.

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  • Published on 2/8/2018

    Formica SW, Apsler R, Wilkins L, Ruiz S, Reilly B, Walley AY. Post opioid overdose outreach by public health and public safety agencies: Exploration of emerging programs in Massachusetts. Int J Drug Policy. 2018 Apr; 54:43-50. PMID: 29414484.

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  • Published on 2/6/2018

    Lasser KE, Lunze K, Cheng DM, Blokhina E, Walley AY, Tindle HA, Quinn E, Gnatienko N, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Depression and smoking characteristics among HIV-positive smokers in Russia: A cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2018; 13(2):e0189207. PMID: 29408935.

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  • Published on 12/5/2017

    Lorkiewicz SA, Ventura AS, Heeren TC, Winter MR, Walley AY, Sullivan M, Samet JH, Saitz R. Lifetime marijuana and alcohol use, and cognitive dysfunction in people with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Subst Abus. 2018 Jan 02; 39(1):116-123. PMID: 29058572.

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  • Published on 12/4/2017

    Idrisov B, Lunze K, Cheng DM, Blokhina E, Gnatienko N, Quinn E, Bridden C, Walley AY, Bryant KJ, Lioznov D, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Role of substance use in HIV care cascade outcomes among people who inject drugs in Russia. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2017 Dec 04; 12(1):30. PMID: 29198185.

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  • Published on 10/16/2017

    Kim TW, Walley AY, Ventura AS, Patts GJ, Heeren TC, Lerner GB, Mauricio N, Saitz R. Polypharmacy and risk of falls and fractures for patients with HIV infection and substance dependence. AIDS Care. 2018 Feb; 30(2):150-159. PMID: 29034725.

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