Allan J. Walkey, MD, MSc

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
  • Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
  • Member, Pulmonary Center, Boston University
  • Co-Director, Evans Center for Implementation & Improvement Sciences, Boston University
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University


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


  • Published on 4/1/2022

    Rucci JM, Bosch NA, Quinn EK, Chon KH, McManus DD, Walkey AJ. External Validation of a Risk Score for Daily Prediction of Atrial Fibrillation among Critically Ill Patients with Sepsis. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 Apr; 19(4):697-701. PMID: 34914569.

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  • Published on 3/16/2022

    Li J, Luo J, Pavlov I, Perez Y, Tan W, Roca O, Tavernier E, Kharat A, McNicholas B, Ibarra-Estrada M, Vines DL, Bosch NA, Rampon G, Simpson SQ, Walkey AJ, Fralick M, Verma A, Razak F, Harris T, Laffey JG, Guerin C, Ehrmann S. Awake prone positioning for non-intubated patients with COVID-19-related acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Respir Med. 2022 Mar 16. PMID: 35305308.

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  • Published on 3/10/2022

    Bosch NA, Law AC, Rucci JM, Peterson D, Walkey AJ. Predictive Validity of the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Score versus Claims-Based Scores Among Critically Ill Patients. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 Mar 10. PMID: 35266866.

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  • Published on 3/1/2022

    Law AC, Stevens JP, Choi E, Shen C, Mehta AB, Yeh RW, Walkey AJ. Days out of Institution after Tracheostomy and Gastrostomy Placement in Critically Ill Older Adults. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 03; 19(3):424-432. PMID: 34388080.

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  • Published on 2/27/2022

    Yland JJ, Crowe HM, Hatch EE, Willis SK, Wang TR, Mikkelsen EM, Savitz DA, Walkey AJ, Rothman KJ, Wise LA. A prospective study of preconception asthma and spontaneous abortion. Ann Epidemiol. 2022 Feb 27; 69:27-33. PMID: 35235814.

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  • Published on 2/19/2022

    Deo N, Tekin A, Bansal V, Koritala T, Mullen B, Armaignac DL, Chiotos K, Bjornstad EC, Gharpure VP, Bogojevic M, Qamar S, Singh R, Sharma M, Gajic O, Kumar V, Walkey A, Kashyap R, Domecq JP, Alavi A. Cutaneous manifestations of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the VIRUS COVID-19 registry. Int J Dermatol. 2022 Feb 19. PMID: 35182396.

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  • Published on 2/18/2022

    Johnson SW, Garcia MA, Sisson EKQ, Sheldrick CR, Kumar VK, Boman K, Bolesta S, Bansal V, Lal A, Domecq JP, Melamed RR, Christie AB, Husain A, Yus S, Gajic O, Kashyap R, Walkey AJ. Hospital Variation in Management and Outcomes of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Due to COVID-19. Crit Care Explor. 2022 Feb; 10(2):e0638. PMID: 35211681.

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  • Published on 2/18/2022

    Bogojevic M, Bansal V, Pattan V, Singh R, Tekin A, Sharma M, La Nou AT, LeMahieu AM, Hanson AC, Schulte PJ, Deo N, Qamar S, Zec S, Valencia Morales DJ, Perkins N, Kaufman M, Denson JL, Melamed R, Banner-Goodspeed VM, Christie AB, Tarabichi Y, Heavner S, Kumar VK, Walkey AJ, Gajic O, Bhagra S, Kashyap R, Lal A, Domecq JP. Association of hypothyroidism with outcomes in hospitalized adults with COVID-19: Results from the International SCCM Discovery Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (VIRUS): COVID-19 Registry. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2022 Feb 18. PMID: 35180316.

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  • Published on 2/11/2022

    Bjornstad EC, Cutter G, Guru P, Menon S, Aldana I, House S, M Tofil N, St Hill CA, Tarabichi Y, Banner-Goodspeed VM, Christie AB, Mohan SK, Sanghavi D, Mosier JM, Vadgaonkar G, Walkey AJ, Kashyap R, Kumar VK, Bansal V, Boman K, Sharma M, Bogojevic M, Deo N, Retford L, Gajic O, Gist KM. SARS-CoV-2 infection increases risk of acute kidney injury in a bimodal age distribution. BMC Nephrol. 2022 02 11; 23(1):63. PMID: 35144572.

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  • Published on 2/4/2022

    Bosch NA, Law AC, Bor J, Myers LC, Roubinian NH, Liu VX, Walkey AJ. Red Blood Cell Transfusion at a Hemoglobin Threshold of Seven g/dL in Critically Ill Patients: A Regression Discontinuity Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 Feb 04. PMID: 35119978.

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