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 4/7/2022

    Johnson S, Gerding DN, Li X, Reda DJ, Donskey CJ, Gupta K, Goetz MB, Climo MW, Gordin FM, Ringer R, Johnson N, Johnson M, Calais LA, Goldberg AM, Ge L, Haegerich T. Defining optimal treatment for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection (OpTION study): A randomized, double-blind comparison of three antibiotic regimens for patients with a first or second recurrence. Contemp Clin Trials. 2022 May; 116:106756. PMID: 35398532.

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  • Published on 12/2/2021

    Dipp Ramos R, O'Brien WJ, Gupta K, Itani KMF. Events, care, and outcomes after hernia mesh explantation for infection. Am J Surg. 2021 Dec 02. PMID: 34876254.

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  • Published on 11/29/2021

    Claeys KC, Trautner BW, Leekha S, Coffey KC, Crnich CJ, Diekema D, Fakih MG, Goetz MB, Gupta K, Jones MM, Leykum L, Liang SY, Pineles L, Pleiss A, Spivak ES, Suda KJ, Taylor J, Rhee C, Morgan DJ. Optimal Urine Culture Diagnostic Stewardship Practice- Results from an Expert Modified-Delphi Procedure. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Nov 29. PMID: 34849637.

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  • Published on 11/10/2021

    Linsenmeyer K, Gupta K, Charness ME. Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccines against the B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant. N Engl J Med. 2021 12 16; 385(25):e92. PMID: 34758248.

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  • Published on 11/1/2021

    Linsenmeyer K, Charness ME, O'Brien WJ, Strymish J, Doshi SJ, Ljaamo SK, Gupta K. Vaccination Status and the Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Health Care Personnel Under Surveillance in Long-term Residential Facilities. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 11 01; 4(11):e2134229. PMID: 34757413.

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  • Published on 10/7/2021

    O'Brien WJ, Dipp Ramos R, Gupta K, Itani KMF. Risk of Hernia Mesh Explantation following Early Versus Late Onset Skin and Soft Tissue Infection. Ann Surg Open. 2021 Dec; 2(4):e098. PMID: 34957470.

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  • Published on 9/17/2021

    Cho K, Keithly SC, Kurgansky KE, Madenci AL, Gerlovin H, Marucci-Wellman H, Doubleday A, Thomas ER, Park Y, Ho YL, Sugimoto JD, Moore KP, Peterson AC, Hoag C, Gupta K, Jeans K, Klote M, Ramoni R, Huang GD, Casas JP, Gagnon DR, HernĂ¡n MA, Smith NL, Gaziano JM. Early Convalescent Plasma Therapy and Mortality Among US Veterans Hospitalized With Nonsevere COVID-19: An Observational Analysis Emulating a Target Trial. J Infect Dis. 2021 09 17; 224(6):967-975. PMID: 34153099.

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  • Published on 8/12/2021

    Dipp Ramos R, O'Brien WJ, Gupta K, Itani KMF. Re-Infection after Explantation of Infected Hernia Mesh: Are the Same Micro-Organisms Involved? Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2021 Dec; 22(10):1077-1080. PMID: 34388028.

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  • Published on 6/1/2021

    Gupta K, O'Brien WJ, Bellino P, Linsenmeyer K, Doshi SJ, Sprague RS, Charness ME. Incidence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Health Care Workers After a Single Dose of mRNA-1273 Vaccine. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 06 01; 4(6):e2116416. PMID: 34132795.

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  • Published on 2/23/2021

    Suzuki H, Clore GS, Perencevich EN, Hockett-Sherlock SM, Goto M, Nair R, Branch-Elliman W, Richardson KK, Gupta K, Beck BF, Alexander B, Balkenende EC, Schweizer ML. Development of a fully automated surgical site infection detection algorithm for use in cardiac and orthopedic surgery research. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 10; 42(10):1215-1220. PMID: 33618788.

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