Kalpana Gupta, MD

Professor, Medicine

Kalpana Gupta
1400 VFW Parkway


Dr. Gupta is Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases at the Veterans Administration Boston Healthcare System, and Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Her primary research focus over the past decade has been on optimizing treatment regimens and prevention strategies for urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women. She is Chair of the IDSA UTI guideline update committee. She is currently PI of a multi-site NIH-funded randomized controlled trial of cranberry juice cocktail to prevent recurrent UTI in women and just completed a randomized trial of short course nitrofurantoin for treatment of acute cystitis in women. As a natural progression of her work on antimicrobial resistance in community-acquired UTIs, she is now embarking on a new research area, namely the evaluation of the prevalence and molecular epidemiology of MRSA infections in the veteran population.

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • Stony Brook University, MD
  • University of Washington School of Public Health, MPH
  • Stony Brook University, BA


  • Published on 12/4/2019

    Mayer J, Stone ND, Leecaster M, Hu N, Pettey W, Samore M, Pacheco SM, Sambol S, Donskey C, Jencson A, Gupta K, Strymish J, Johnson D, Woods C, Young E, McDonald LC, Gerding D. Reinforcement of an infection control bundle targeting prevention practices for Clostridioides difficile in Veterans Health Administration nursing homes. Am J Infect Control. 2019 Dec 04. PMID: 31812271.

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  • Published on 12/2/2019

    Branch-Elliman W, Gupta K, Rani Elwy A. Factors influencing uptake of evidence-based antimicrobial prophylaxis guidelines for electrophysiology procedures. Am J Infect Control. 2019 Dec 02. PMID: 31806236.

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  • Published on 11/6/2019

    O'Brien WJ, Gupta K, Itani KMF. Association of Postoperative Infection With Risk of Long-term Infection and Mortality. JAMA Surg. 2019 Nov 06; 1-8. PMID: 31693076.

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  • Published on 10/15/2019

    Linsenmeyer K, Gupta K. Reply to Zervou, Zacharioudakis, and Mylonakis. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Oct 15; 69(9):1646. PMID: 30870559.

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  • Published on 10/2/2019

    Vander Weg MW, Perencevich EN, O'Shea AMJ, Jones MP, Vaughan Sarrazin MS, Franciscus CL, Goedken CC, Baracco GJ, Bradley SF, Cadena J, Forrest GN, Gupta K, Morgan DJ, Rubin MA, Thurn J, Bittner MJ, Reisinger HS. Effect of Frequency of Changing Point-of-Use Reminder Signs on Health Care Worker Hand Hygiene Adherence: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Oct 02; 2(10):e1913823. PMID: 31642930.

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  • Published on 9/4/2019

    Gupta K, Trautner BW. The 2019 USPSTF Report on Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria-Lessons From History. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Sep 04; 2(9):e1912522. PMID: 31550043.

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  • Published on 8/30/2019

    Gupta K, O'Brien W, Gallegos-Salazar J, Strymish J, Branch-Elliman W. How Testing Drives Treatment in Asymptomatic Patients: Level of Pyuria Directly Predicts Probability of Antimicrobial Prescribing. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Aug 30. PMID: 31504317.

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  • Published on 8/28/2019

    Branch-Elliman W, O'Brien W, Gupta K. Ideal Total Joint Arthroplasty Antibiotic Prophylaxis Unknown-Reply. JAMA Surg. 2019 Aug 28. PMID: 31461137.

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  • Published on 8/13/2019

    O'Brien WJ, Gupta K, Itani KMF. A Longitudinal Study of S. aureus Infection in a National Cohort of Surgical Patients. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Aug 13. PMID: 31407780.

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  • Published on 7/1/2019

    Branch-Elliman W, O'Brien W, Strymish J, Itani K, Wyatt C, Gupta K. Association of Duration and Type of Surgical Prophylaxis With Antimicrobial-Associated Adverse Events. JAMA Surg. 2019 Jul 01; 154(7):590-598. PMID: 31017647.

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