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 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.

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.

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.

Published on 4/3/2023

Shankar DA, Bosch NA, Walkey AJ, Law AC. Practice Changes Among Patients Without COVID-19 Receiving Mechanical Ventilation During the Early COVID-19 Pandemic. Crit Care Explor. 2023 Apr; 5(4):e0889. PMID: 37025306.

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.

Published on 4/1/2023

Auriemma CL, Law AC. After Critical Illness: Home Is Where the Heart Is? Chest. 2023 Apr; 163(4):740-741. PMID: 37031977.

Published on 4/1/2023

Shankar DA, Walkey AJ, Hawkins FJ, Bosch NA, Peterson D, Law AC. Hospital-level variation in practices and outcomes for patients with severe acute exacerbations of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a retrospective multicentre cohort study. BMJ Open Respir Res. 2023 Apr; 10(1). PMID: 37076251.

Published on 3/3/2023

Pang B, Kearney L, Maccarone J, Zhang J, Kearney C, Sangani R, Shankar DA, Gillmeyer KR, Law AC, Bosch NA. Association between Early Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis, Bleeding Risk, and Venous Thromboembolism among Critically Ill Patients with Thrombocytopenia. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2023 Mar 03. PMID: 36867519.

Published on 2/22/2023

Lee AG, Maley J, Hibbert K, Akgün KM, Hauschildt KE, Law A, Kaminski N, Hayes M, Gesthalter Y, Bosslet GT, Santhosh L, Witkin A, Hills-Dunlap K, Çoruh B, Gershengorn HB, Hardin CC. Medical Societies Must Choose Professional Meeting Locations Responsibly in a Post-Roe World. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2023 Feb 22. PMID: 36812378.

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.

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