Kalpana Gupta, MD

Professor, Medicine

Kalpana Gupta
857.203.5086
1400 VFW Parkway

Biography

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

Education

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

Publications

  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/7/2019

    Fix GM, Reisinger HS, Etchin A, McDannold S, Eagan A, Findley K, Gifford AL, Gupta K, McInnes DK. Health care workers' perceptions and reported use of respiratory protective equipment: A qualitative analysis. Am J Infect Control. 2019 Jun 07. PMID: 31182235.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/4/2019

    Asundi A, Stanislawski M, Mehta P, Baron AE, Mull HJ, Ho PM, Zimetbaum PJ, Gupta K, Branch-Elliman W. Real-world effectiveness of infection prevention interventions for reducing procedure-related cardiac device infections: Insights from the veterans affairs clinical assessment reporting and tracking program. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Aug; 40(8):855-862. PMID: 31159895.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/20/2019

    Pineles L, Perencevich EN, Roghmann MC, Gupta K, Cadena J, Baracco G, Pfeiffer CD, Forrest G, Bradley SF, Crnich C, Reisinger HS, Morgan DJ. Frequency of nursing home resident contact with staff, other residents, and the environment outside resident rooms. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Jul; 40(7):815-816. PMID: 31106727.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/6/2019

    Germanos GJ, Trautner BW, Zoorob RJ, Salemi JL, Drekonja D, Gupta K, Grigoryan L. No Clinical Benefit to Treating Male Urinary Tract Infection Longer Than Seven Days: An Outpatient Database Study. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Jun; 6(6):ofz216. PMID: 31249844.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/2/2019

    Nicolle LE, Gupta K, Bradley SF, Colgan R, DeMuri GP, Drekonja D, Eckert LO, Geerlings SE, Köves B, Hooton TM, Juthani-Mehta M, Knight SL, Saint S, Schaeffer AJ, Trautner B, Wullt B, Siemieniuk R. Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria: 2019 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of Americaa. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 May 02; 68(10):e83-e110. PMID: 30895288.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/2/2019

    Nicolle LE, Gupta K, Bradley SF, Colgan R, DeMuri GP, Drekonja D, Eckert LO, Geerlings SE, Köves B, Hooton TM, Juthani-Mehta M, Knight SL, Saint S, Schaeffer AJ, Trautner B, Wullt B, Siemieniuk R. Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria: 2019 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of Americaa. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 May 02; 68(10):1611-1615. PMID: 31506700.

    Read at: PubMed

View 97 more publications: View full profile at BUMC

View all profiles