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 12/2/2020

    Mehta AB, Walkey AJ, Curran-Everett D, Matlock D, Douglas IS. Stability of Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in Hospitalized Adults: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Crit Care Med. 2020 Dec 02. PMID: 33264125.

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  • Published on 12/2/2020

    Crable EL, Feeney T, Harvey J, Grim V, Drainoni ML, Walkey AJ, Steiling K, Drake FT. Management Strategies to Promote Follow-Up Care for Incidental Findings: A Scoping Review. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Dec 02. PMID: 33278340.

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  • Published on 12/1/2020

    Wunsch H, Hill AD, Bosch N, Adhikari NKJ, Rubenfeld G, Walkey A, Ferreyro BL, Tillmann BW, Amaral ACKB, Scales DC, Fan E, Cuthbertson BH, Fowler RA. Comparison of 2 Triage Scoring Guidelines for Allocation of Mechanical Ventilators. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 12 01; 3(12):e2029250. PMID: 33315112.

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  • Published on 12/1/2020

    Vail EA, Wunsch H, Pinto R, Bosch NA, Walkey AJ, Lindenauer PK, Gershengorn HB. Use of Hydrocortisone, Ascorbic Acid, and Thiamine in Adults with Septic Shock. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 12 01; 202(11):1531-1539. PMID: 32706593.

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  • Published on 11/6/2020

    Bashar SK, Hossain MB, Ding E, Walkey AJ, McManus DD, Chon KH. Atrial Fibrillation Detection During Sepsis: Study on MIMIC III ICU Data. IEEE J Biomed Health Inform. 2020 Nov; 24(11):3124-3135. PMID: 32750900.

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  • Published on 11/1/2020

    Walkey AJ, Sheldrick RC, Kashyap R, Kumar VK, Boman K, Bolesta S, Zampieri FG, Bansal V, Harhay MO, Gajic O. Guiding Principles for the Conduct of Observational Critical Care Research for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemics and Beyond: The Society of Critical Care Medicine Discovery Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study Registry. Crit Care Med. 2020 11; 48(11):e1038-e1044. PMID: 32932348.

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  • Published on 10/16/2020

    Crable EL, Biancarelli DL, Aurora M, Drainoni ML, Walkey AJ. Interventions to increase appointment attendance in safety net health centers: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Eval Clin Pract. 2020 Oct 16. PMID: 33064929.

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  • Published on 10/1/2020

    Bosch NA, Fantasia KL, Modzelewski KL, Alexanian SM, Walkey AJ. Racial Disparities in Guideline-concordant Insulin Infusions during Critical Illness. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020 Oct 01. PMID: 33001705.

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  • Published on 9/20/2020

    Fernando SM, Fan E, Rochwerg B, Burns KEA, Brochard LJ, Cook DJ, Walkey AJ, Ferguson ND, Hough CL, Brodie D, Seely AJE, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V, Perry JJ, Tran A, Tanuseputro P, Kyeremanteng K. Lung-Protective Ventilation and Associated Outcomes and Costs Among Patients Receiving Invasive Mechanical Ventilation in the ED. Chest. 2020 Sep 20. PMID: 32966812.

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  • Published on 9/14/2020

    Vail EA, Shieh MS, Pekow PS, Gershengorn HB, Walkey AJ, Lindenauer PK, Wunsch H. Use of Vasoactive Medications after Cardiac Surgery in the United States. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020 Sep 14. PMID: 32926642.

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