Allan J. Walkey, MD, MSc

Associate Professor, Medicine

Allan Walkey
72 E. Concord St Housman (R)


Dr. Walkey investigates epidemiology and clinical outcomes of complications that occur in patients who are critically ill. Using clinical and administrative data, Dr. Walkey focuses on interations between organ systems during critical illness and seeks to find effective health care provider practice patterns that are associated with better patient outcomes. His research interests include sepsis, acute lung injury, and atrial fibrillation that occurs during critical illness.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Co-Director, Center for Implementation and Improvement Sciences (CIIS) , Boston University School of Medicine
  • Active Staff Privileges, Medicine, Boston Medical Center


  • University of Massachusetts Medical School, MD
  • Tufts University, BA


  • Published on 3/15/2019

    Walkey AJ, Adhikari NKJ, Day AG, Radermacher P, Asfar P, Lamontagne F. Mediation Analysis of High Blood Pressure Targets, Arrhythmias, and Shock Mortality. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Mar 15; 199(6):802-805. PMID: 30566846.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/1/2019

    Mehta AB, Walkey AJ, Curran-Everett D, Matlock D, Douglas IS. Hospital Mechanical Ventilation Volume and Patient Outcomes: Too Much of a Good Thing? Crit Care Med. 2019 Mar; 47(3):360-368. PMID: 30585831.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/12/2019

    Walkey AJ, Kotloff R, Lederer DJ. The Annals of the American Thoracic Society Editorial Fellowship Program. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Feb 12. PMID: 30753092.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/1/2019

    Bosch NA, Cohen DM, Walkey AJ. Risk Factors for New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Sepsis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Crit Care Med. 2019 Feb; 47(2):280-287. PMID: 30653473.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/11/2019

    Munshi L, Walkey A, Goligher E, Pham T, Uleryk EM, Fan E. Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute respiratory distress syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Respir Med. 2019 Feb; 7(2):163-172. PMID: 30642776.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/7/2019

    Walkey AJ, Shieh MS, Pekow P, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK. Changing Heart Failure Coding Practices and Hospital Risk-Standardized Mortality Rates. J Card Fail. 2019 Feb; 25(2):137-139. PMID: 30630064.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Law AC, Walkey AJ. Should We Agree to Disagree on Who May Benefit From ICU Admission? Crit Care Med. 2019 Jan; 47(1):133-135. PMID: 30557247.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Walkey AJ. Exploring the Pathways Revealed by International Sepsis Benchmarking. Crit Care Med. 2019 Jan; 47(1):135-137. PMID: 30557248.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/19/2018

    Kalesan B, Kundu A, Vaze A, Pino E, Walkey AJ, Vasan RS, McManus DD. Sex-differences in post-discharge outcomes among patients hospitalized for atrial fibrillation. Clin Cardiol. 2019 Jan; 42(1):84-92. PMID: 30421445.

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  • Published on 10/1/2018

    Law AC, Stevens JP, Hohmann S, Walkey AJ. Patient Outcomes After the Introduction of Statewide ICU Nurse Staffing Regulations. Crit Care Med. 2018 Oct; 46(10):1563-1569. PMID: 30179886.

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