Allan J. Walkey, MD, MSc

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 8/1/2023

    Gandotra S, Wunsch H, Bosch NA, Walkey AJ, Teja B. Reducing Central Venous Catheter Use through Adoption of Guidelines for Peripheral Catheter-based Vasopressor Delivery. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2023 Aug; 20(8):1219-1223. PMID: 37220220.

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  • Published on 7/1/2023

    Teja B, Bosch NA, Walkey A. Response. Chest. 2023 Jul; 164(1):e20. PMID: 37423703.

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  • Published on 6/20/2023

    Ofoma UR, Deych E, Mohr NM, Walkey A, Kollef M, Wan F, Joynt Maddox KE. The Relationship Between Hospital Capability and Mortality in Sepsis: Development of a Sepsis-Related Hospital Capability Index. Crit Care Med. 2023 Jun 20. PMID: 37338282.

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  • Published on 5/24/2023

    Tekin A, Domecq JP, Valencia Morales DJ, Surapeneni KM, Zabolotskikh IB, Cartin-Ceba R, Clevenbergh P, Mesland JB, Claure-Del Granado R, Gavidia OY, Kumar VK, Kashyap R, Walkey AJ, Gajic O, Odeyemi Y. Biomarker-Concordant Steroid Administration in Severe Coronavirus Disease-2019. J Intensive Care Med. 2023 May 24; 8850666231177200. PMID: 37226483.

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  • Published on 5/9/2023

    Bosch NA, Teja B, Law AC, Wunsch H, Walkey AJ. Arterial Pressure Response to an Increase in Norepinephrine Varies Depending on the Baseline Norepinephrine Dose in Patients With Septic Shock. Chest. 2023 May 09. PMID: 37169282.

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  • Published on 5/8/2023

    Siddiqui S, Kelly L, Bosch N, Law A, Patel LA, Perkins N, Armaignac DL, Zabolotskikh I, Christie A, Krishna Mohan S, Deo N, Bansal V, Kumar VK, Gajic O, Kashyap R, Domecq JP, Boman K, Walkey A, Banner-Goodspeed V, Schaefer MS. Discharge Disposition and Loss of Independence Among Survivors of COVID-19 Admitted to Intensive Care: Results From the SCCM Discovery Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (VIRUS). J Intensive Care Med. 2023 May 08; 8850666231174375. PMID: 37157813.

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  • Published on 5/2/2023

    Jones KC, Austad K, Silver S, Cordova-Ramos EG, Fantasia KL, Perez DC, Kremer K, Wilson S, Walkey A, Drainoni ML. Patient Perspectives of the Hospital Discharge Process: A Qualitative Study. J Patient Exp. 2023; 10:23743735231171564. PMID: 37151607.

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  • Published on 5/1/2023

    Bosch NA, Teja B, Law AC, Pang B, Jafarzadeh SR, Walkey AJ. Comparative Effectiveness of Fludrocortisone and Hydrocortisone vs Hydrocortisone Alone Among Patients With Septic Shock. JAMA Intern Med. 2023 May 01; 183(5):451-459. PMID: 36972033.

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  • Published on 4/18/2023

    Herrera VLM, Bosch NA, Lok JJ, Nguyen MQ, Lenae KA, deKay JT, Ryzhov SV, Seder DB, Ruiz-Opazo N, Walkey AJ. Circulating neutrophil extracellular trap (NET)-forming 'rogue' neutrophil subset, immunotype [DEspR?+?CD11b?+], mediate multi-organ failure in COVID-19-an observational study. Transl Med Commun. 2023; 8(1):12. PMID: 37096233.

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  • Published on 4/3/2023

    Lee SY, Modzelewski KL, Law AC, Walkey AJ, Pearce EN, Bosch NA. Comparison of Propylthiouracil vs Methimazole for Thyroid Storm in Critically Ill Patients. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Apr 03; 6(4):e238655. PMID: 37067797.

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