Amy M. Linsky, MD, MSc

Associate Professor, Medicine

Amy Linsky
617.414.6910
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center

Biography

Amy Linsky, MD, MSc is an Associate Professor of Medicine in General Internal Medicine at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and a clinician-investigator in the Section of General Internal Medicine, the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), and the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Centers (GRECC) 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. She also studies goals of care communication and decision-making for life sustaining treatments. 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 11/27/2023

    Griesemer I, Palmer JA, MacLaren RZ, Harvey KLL, Li M, Garikipati A, Linsky AM, Mohr DC, Gurewich D. Rural Veterans' Experiences with Social Risk Factors: Impacts, Challenges, and Care System Recommendations. J Gen Intern Med. 2024 Apr; 39(5):782-789. PMID: 38010459.

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  • Published on 11/9/2023

    Silva Almodóvar A, Keller MS, Lee J, Mehta HB, Manja V, Nguyen TPP, Pavon JM, Terman SW, Hoyle D, Mixon AS, Linsky AM. Deprescribing medications among patients with multiple prescribers: A socioecological model. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2024 Mar; 72(3):660-669. PMID: 37943070.

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  • Published on 9/15/2023

    Palmer JA, Mccullough M, Wormwood J, Soylemez Wiener R, Mesfin N, Still M, Xu CS, Linsky AM. Addressing clinician moral distress: Implications from a mixed methods evaluation during Covid-19. PLoS One. 2023; 18(9):e0291542. PMID: 37713379.

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  • Published on 9/12/2023

    Wingood M, Linsky AM, Harris R, Bamonti P, Moye J, Bean JF. Research Protocol Adaptations During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Process Evaluation. J Aging Phys Act. 2024 Feb 01; 32(1):62-68. PMID: 37699586.

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  • Published on 8/20/2023

    Wingood M, Bean JF, Linsky AM. Incorporating Physical Activity Assessments and Behavior Change Techniques Into Geriatrics. Arch Rehabil Res Clin Transl. 2023 Dec; 5(4):100293. PMID: 38163022.

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  • Published on 6/22/2023

    Burke RE, Pelcher L, Tjader A, Linsky AM, Thorpe CT, Turner JP, Rose L. Central Nervous System-Active Prescriptions in Older Veterans: Trends in Prevalence, Prescribers, and High-risk Populations. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Dec; 38(16):3509-3516. PMID: 37349639.

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  • Published on 6/20/2023

    Gurewich D, Linsky AM, Harvey KL, Li M, Griesemer I, MacLaren RZ, Ostrow R, Mohr D. Relationship Between Unmet Social Needs and Care Access in a Veteran Cohort. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Jul; 38(Suppl 3):841-848. PMID: 37340267.

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  • Published on 6/5/2023

    Borzecki AM, Conti J, Reisman JI, Vimalananda V, Nagy MW, Paluri R, Linsky AM, McCullough M, Bhasin S, Matsumoto AM, Jasuja GK. Development and Validation of Quality Measures for Testosterone Prescribing. J Endocr Soc. 2023 Jun 05; 7(7):bvad075. PMID: 37362384.

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  • Published on 3/21/2023

    Mesfin N, Wormwood J, Wiener RS, Still M, Xu CS, Palmer J, Linsky AM. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Providing Recommendations During Goals-of-Care Conversations: A Multisite Survey. J Palliat Med. 2023 Mar 21. PMID: 36944150.

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  • Published on 3/21/2023

    Mesfin N, Wormwood J, Wiener RS, Still M, Xu CS, Palmer J, Linsky AM. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Providing Recommendations During Goals-of-Care Conversations: A Multisite Survey. J Palliat Med. 2023 Jul; 26(7):951-959. PMID: 36944150.

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