Nathanael Fillmore, PhD

Adjunct Instructor, Medicine

Nathanael Fillmore
72 E. Concord Street


I lead a group at the VA Boston Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School that uses VA clinical, genomic, and imaging data, together with machine learning and statistical methods, in research to improve patient care. We are also working on software and methodological improvements to support these efforts.


  • University of Wisconsin Madison, PhD
  • University of Wisconsin Madison, MS
  • Carleton College, BA


  • Published on 9/22/2023

    Bihn JR, Cioffi G, Waite KA, Kruchko C, Neff C, Price M, Ostrom QT, Swinnerton KN, Elbers DC, Mooney MA, Rachlin J, Stein TD, Brophy MT, Do NV, Ferguson RE, Priemer DS, Perl DP, Hickman RA, Nabors B, Rusiecki J, Barnholtz-Sloan JS, Fillmore NR. Brain Tumors in United States Military Veterans. Neuro Oncol. 2023 Sep 22. PMID: 37738677.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/6/2023

    La J, Lee MH, Brophy MT, Do NV, Driver JA, Tuck DP, Fillmore NR, Dumontier C. Baseline correlates of frailty and its association with survival in United States veterans with acute myeloid leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma. 2023 Sep 06; 1-10. PMID: 37671705.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/30/2023

    Fillmore NR, La J, Wu JT, Corrigan JK, Branch-Elliman W, Monach P, Brophy MT, Do NV, Munshi NC. Even after SARS-CoV-2 Booster There is Increased COVID-19 Breakthrough Infection in Patients with Plasma Cell Disorders. Blood Adv. 2023 Aug 30. PMID: 37647600.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/25/2023

    DuMontier C, Hennis R, Yilidirim C, Seligman BJ, Fonseca Valencia C, Lubinski BL, Sison SM, Dharne M, Kim DH, Schwartz AW, Driver JA, Fillmore NR, Orkaby AR. Construct validity of the electronic Veterans Affairs Frailty Index against clinician frailty assessment. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Aug 25. PMID: 37624049.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/15/2023

    DuMontier C, La J, Bihn J, Corrigan J, Yildirim C, Dharne M, Hassan H, Yellapragada SV, Abel GA, Gaziano JMM, Do NV, Brophy MT, Kim DH, Munshi NC, Fillmore NR, Driver JA. More intensive therapy as more effective treatment for frail patients with multiple myeloma. Blood Adv. 2023 Aug 15. PMID: 37582048.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/22/2023

    Trottier C, La J, Li LL, Alsoubani M, Vo AD, Fillmore NR, Branch-Elliman W, Doron S, Monach PA. Maintaining the Utility of COVID-19 Pandemic Severity Surveillance: Evaluation of Trends in Attributable Deaths and Development and Validation of a Measurement Tool. Clin Infect Dis. 2023 Jun 22. PMID: 37348870.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/12/2023

    Merjanah S, Liew JW, Bihn J, Fillmore NR, Brophy MT, Do NV, Dubreuil M. Trends in Fracture Rates Over Two Decades Among Veterans With Ankylosing Spondylitis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2023 Jun 12. PMID: 37308459.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/1/2023

    Martens KL, Li A, La J, May SB, Swinnerton KN, Tosi H, Elbers DC, Do NV, Brophy MT, Gaziano JM, Lotfollahzadeh S, Chitalia V, Ravid K, Fillmore NR. Epidemiology of Cancer-Associated Venous Thromboembolism in Patients With Solid and Hematologic Neoplasms in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jun 01; 6(6):e2317945. PMID: 37306999.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/10/2023

    Li A, May SB, La J, Martens KL, Amos CI, Flowers CR, Do NV, Brophy MT, Chitalia V, Ravid K, Gaziano JM, Fillmore NR. Venous thromboembolism risk in cancer patients receiving first-line immune checkpoint inhibitor versus chemotherapy. Am J Hematol. 2023 Aug; 98(8):1214-1222. PMID: 37161855.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/8/2023

    Placido D, Yuan B, Hjaltelin JX, Zheng C, Haue AD, Chmura PJ, Yuan C, Kim J, Umeton R, Antell G, Chowdhury A, Franz A, Brais L, Andrews E, Marks DS, Regev A, Ayandeh S, Brophy MT, Do NV, Kraft P, Wolpin BM, Rosenthal MH, Fillmore NR, Brunak S, Sander C. A deep learning algorithm to predict risk of pancreatic cancer from disease trajectories. Nat Med. 2023 May; 29(5):1113-1122. PMID: 37156936.

    Read at: PubMed

View 45 more publications: View full profile at BUMC

View all profiles