Anica Law MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

72 East Concord Street | (617) 358-2800
Anica Law

Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine


Dr. Law is a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician, clinical epidemiologist, and health services researcher with a focus improving outcomes of critically ill patients. Her research leverages large clinical and administrative databases to characterize external (e.g. legislation), internal (e.g. hospital and provider), and patient drivers of practice pattern variation, and determines how practice pattern variations (especially related to the placement of tracheostomy and gastrostomy tubes during acute critical illness, and the use use of post-acute care facilities after acute critical illness) affect long-term outcomes of the critically ill.


MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2010

MS, Harvard School of Public Health, 2020

Biology, AB, Harvard College, 2006


Published on 11/1/2022

Bosch NA, Law AC, Walkey AJ. Phenobarbital for Severe Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2022 Nov 01; 206(9):1171-1174. PMID: 35833888.

Published on 10/1/2022

Law AC, Bosch NA, Walkey AJ. Procedure Codes for Intubated Prone Positioning: A Turn for the Better. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 Oct; 19(10):1634-1635. PMID: 35608404.

Published on 9/1/2022

Law AC, Tian W, Song Y, Stevens JP, Walkey AJ. Decline in Prolonged Acute Mechanical Ventilation, 2011-2019. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2022 09 01; 206(5):640-644. PMID: 35608537.

Published on 9/1/2022

Audhya X, Bosch NA, Stevens JP, Walkey AJ, Law AC. Changes to Hospital Availability of Prone Positioning after the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 Sep; 19(9):1610-1613. PMID: 35580345.

Published on 7/1/2022

Bosch NA, Law AC, Bor J, Myers LC, Roubinian NH, Liu VX, Walkey AJ. Red Blood Cell Transfusion at a Hemoglobin Threshold of 7 g/dl in Critically Ill Patients: A Regression Discontinuity Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 Jul; 19(7):1177-1184. PMID: 35119978.

Published on 6/1/2022

Bosch NA, Law AC, Rucci JM, Peterson D, Walkey AJ. Predictive Validity of the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Score versus Claims-based Scores among Critically Ill Patients. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 Jun; 19(6):1072-1076. PMID: 35266866.

Published on 5/5/2022

Law AC, Bosch NA, Peterson D, Walkey AJ. Comparison of Heart Rate After Phenylephrine vs Norepinephrine Initiation in Patients With Septic Shock and Atrial Fibrillation. Chest. 2022 Oct; 162(4):796-803. PMID: 35526604.

Published on 5/1/2022

Bosch NA, Law AC, Peterson D, Walkey AJ. Validation of the International Classification of Diseases Code for COVID-19 among Critically Ill Patients. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 May; 19(5):861-863. PMID: 34851812.

Published on 4/21/2022

Patel B, Kimmig LM, Law A, Walkey A, Mutlu GM, Bos LDJ. WITHDRAWN: Update in Critical Care 2021. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2022 04 21. PMID: 35446238.

Published on 3/1/2022

Law AC, Stevens JP, Choi E, Shen C, Mehta AB, Yeh RW, Walkey AJ. Days out of Institution after Tracheostomy and Gastrostomy Placement in Critically Ill Older Adults. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022 03; 19(3):424-432. PMID: 34388080.

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