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 11/12/2018

    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. 2018 Nov 12. 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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  • Published on 10/1/2018

    Gershon AS, Jafarzadeh SR, Wilson KC, Walkey AJ. Clinical Knowledge from Observational Studies. Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Oct 01; 198(7):859-867. PMID: 29733678.

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  • Published on 10/1/2018

    Fonseca L, Walkey AJ, Ma X, Hua M. Validation of the V49.86 Code for Do-Not-Resuscitate Status in Hospitalized Patients at a Single Academic Medical Center. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Oct; 15(10):1234-1237. PMID: 29944385.

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  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Walkey AJ, Shieh MS, Liu VX, Lindenauer PK. Mortality Measures to Profile Hospital Performance for Patients With Septic Shock. Crit Care Med. 2018 Aug; 46(8):1247-1254. PMID: 29727371.

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  • Published on 7/15/2018

    Dela Cruz CS, Wunderink RG, Christiani DC, Cormier SA, Crothers K, Doerschuk CM, Evans SE, Goldstein DR, Khatri P, Kobzik L, Kolls JK, Levy BD, Metersky ML, Niederman MS, Nusrat R, Orihuela CJ, Peyrani P, Prince AS, Ramírez JA, Ridge KM, Sethi S, Suratt BT, Sznajder JI, Tsalik EL, Walkey AJ, Yende S, Aggarwal NR, Caler EV, Mizgerd JP. Future Research Directions in Pneumonia. NHLBI Working Group Report. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Jul 15; 198(2):256-263. PMID: 29546996.

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  • Published on 7/1/2018

    Quinton LJ, Walkey AJ, Mizgerd JP. Integrative Physiology of Pneumonia. Physiol Rev. 2018 07 01; 98(3):1417-1464. PMID: 29767563.

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  • Published on 6/28/2018

    Law AC, Sahetya S, Walkey AJ, Delaney A. Low-dose corticosteroids and septic shock resolution: implications for randomized trial design? Intensive Care Med. 2018 08; 44(8):1366-1367. PMID: 29955923.

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  • Published on 5/29/2018

    Crable EL, Biancarelli D, Walkey AJ, Allen CG, Proctor EK, Drainoni ML. Standardizing an approach to the evaluation of implementation science proposals. Implement Sci. 2018 05 29; 13(1):71. PMID: 29843740.

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  • Published on 5/1/2018

    Walkey AJ, Drainoni ML, Cordella N, Bor J. Advancing Quality Improvement with Regression Discontinuity Designs. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 May; 15(5):523-529. PMID: 29466673.

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