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
  • 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 7/2/2021

    Walkey AJ, Law A, Bosch NA. Lottery-Based Incentive in Ohio and COVID-19 Vaccination Rates. JAMA. 2021 Jul 02. PMID: 34213530.

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  • Published on 7/1/2021

    Nunez ER, Johnson SW, Qian SX, Powell WR, Walkey AJ, Wiener RS, Rinne ST. Patterns of Pulmonary Consultation for Veterans with Incident Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 Jul; 18(7):1249-1252. PMID: 33794140.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/24/2021

    Belok SH, Bosch NA, Klings ES, Walkey AJ. Evaluation of leukopenia during sepsis as a marker of sepsis-defining organ dysfunction. PLoS One. 2021; 16(6):e0252206. PMID: 34166406.

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  • Published on 6/24/2021

    Tripathi S, Christison AL, Levy E, McGravery J, Tekin A, Bolliger D, Kumar VK, Bansal V, Chiotos K, Gist KM, Dapul HR, Bhalala US, Gharpure VP, Heneghan JA, Gupta N, Bjornstad EC, Montgomery VL, Walkey A, Kashyap R, Arteaga GM. The Impact of Obesity on Disease Severity and Outcomes Among Hospitalized Children with COVID-19. Hosp Pediatr. 2021 Jun 24. PMID: 34168067.

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  • Published on 5/26/2021

    Garcia MA, Rucci JM, Thai KK, Lu Y, Kipnis P, Go AS, Desai M, Bosch NA, Martinez A, Clancy H, Devis Y, Myers LC, Liu VX, Walkey AJ. Association Between Troponin I Levels During Sepsis and Post-Sepsis Cardiovascular Complications. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 May 26. PMID: 34038701.

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  • Published on 5/15/2021

    Vail EA, Gershengorn HB, Wunsch H, Walkey AJ. Attention to Immortal Time Bias in Critical Care Research. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 May 15; 203(10):1222-1229. PMID: 33761299.

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  • Published on 5/11/2021

    Bosch NA, Teja B, Wunsch H, Walkey AJ. Practice Patterns in the Initiation of Secondary Vasopressors and Adjunctive Corticosteroids during Septic Shock in the US. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 May 11. PMID: 33975530.

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  • Published on 5/4/2021

    Bosch NA, Crable EL, Ackerbauer KA, Clark K, Drainoni ML, Grim V, Ieong MH, Walkey AJ, Murphy J. Implementation of a Phenobarbital-based Pathway for Severe Alcohol Withdrawal: A Mixed-Methods Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 May 04. PMID: 33945771.

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  • Published on 4/28/2021

    Crable EL, Feeney T, Harvey J, Grim V, Drainoni ML, Walkey AJ, Steiling K, Thurston Drake F. Re: Augmenting Follow-up of Incidental Findings. J Am Coll Radiol. 2021 Apr 28. PMID: 33932345.

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  • Published on 4/23/2021

    Beitler JR, Walkey AJ. The Staying Power of Pressure- and Volume-limited Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 Apr 23. PMID: 33891827.

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