Amy M. Linsky, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Amy Linsky
617.414.6910
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center

Biography

Amy Linsky, MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in General Internal Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and a clinician-investigator in the Section of General Internal Medicine and at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR) at VA Boston Healthcare System.

She obtained her MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (now Rutgers Medical School) and her Master of Science in Health Services Research from Boston University School of Public Health. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and both her Preventive Medicine residency and General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Boston Medical Center. She is practicing internist in VA Primary Care.

Dr. Linsky’s research interests focus on reducing low-value care. Specifically, she has conducted multiple studies related to deprescribing, an intentional, patient-centered approach to reducing overmedication and polypharmacy, that aims to improve patient safety and quality of care. Her work has also focused on medication reconciliation, patient-provider communication, patient engagement, and coordination of care. Dr. Linsky has used a variety of methods to accomplish her work, including qualitative, survey development and analyses, large database studies, and interventions. Her work has been supported by multiple grants from VA Health Services Research and Development, including a Career Development Award.

Other Positions

  • Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp

Education

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, MD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MSc
  • Duke University, BS

Publications

  • Published on 1/1/2020

    Ellenbogen MI, Wang P, Overton HN, Fahim C, Park A, Bruhn WE, Carnahan JL, Linsky AM, Balogun SA, Makary MA. Frequency and Predictors of Polypharmacy in US Medicare Patients: A Cross-Sectional Analysis at the Patient and Physician Levels. Drugs Aging. 2020 01; 37(1):57-65. PMID: 31782129.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2020

    Zimmerman KM, Linsky AM, Donohoe KL, Hobgood SE, Sargent L, Salgado TM. An Interprofessional Workshop to Enhance De-prescribing Practices Among Health Care Providers. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2020 Winter; 40(1):49-57. PMID: 32149948.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/4/2019

    Hendricks-Sturrup RM, Linsky A, Lu CY, Vassy JL. Genomic testing is best integrated into clinical practice when it is actionable. Per Med. 2020 01; 17(1):5-8. PMID: 31795838.

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

    Linsky A, Stolzmann K, Simon SR, Cabral H, Rosen AK. Patient Possession of Excess Medication Supply in the VA: A Retrospective Database Study. Med Care. 2019 11; 57(11):898-904. PMID: 31634269.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/20/2019

    Linsky A, Gellad WF, Linder JA, Friedberg MW. Advancing the Science of Deprescribing: A Novel Comprehensive Conceptual Framework. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 10; 67(10):2018-2022. PMID: 31430394.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/1/2019

    Linsky A, Meterko M, Bokhour BG, Stolzmann K, Simon SR. Deprescribing in the context of multiple providers: understanding patient preferences. Am J Manag Care. 2019 04; 25(4):192-198. PMID: 30986016.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/31/2018

    Hanchate AD, Frakt AB, Kressin NR, Trivedi A, Linsky A, Abdulkerim H, Stolzmann KL, Mohr DC, Pizer SD. External Determinants of Veterans' Utilization of VA Health Care. Health Serv Res. 2018 12; 53(6):4224-4247. PMID: 30062781.

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  • Published on 5/9/2018

    Russ AL, Jahn MA, Patel H, Porter BW, Nguyen KA, Zillich AJ, Linsky A, Simon SR. Usability evaluation of a medication reconciliation tool: Embedding safety probes to assess users' detection of medication discrepancies. J Biomed Inform. 2018 06; 82:178-186. PMID: 29751104.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/16/2017

    Linsky A, Simon SR, Stolzmann K, Meterko M. Patient attitudes and experiences that predict medication discontinuation in the Veterans Health Administration. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2018 Jan - Feb; 58(1):13-20. PMID: 29154017.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/28/2017

    Linsky A, Meterko M, Stolzmann K, Simon SR. Supporting medication discontinuation: provider preferences for interventions to facilitate deprescribing. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Jun 28; 17(1):447. PMID: 28659157.

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