Kalpana Gupta MD

Professor, Infectious Diseases

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Kalpana Gupta
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Infectious Diseases

Biography

Dr. Gupta is Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases at the Veterans Administration Boston Healthcare System, and Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Her primary research focus over the past decade has been on optimizing treatment regimens and prevention strategies for urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women. She is Chair of the IDSA UTI guideline update committee. She is currently PI of a multi-site NIH-funded randomized controlled trial of cranberry juice cocktail to prevent recurrent UTI in women and just completed a randomized trial of short course nitrofurantoin for treatment of acute cystitis in women. As a natural progression of her work on antimicrobial resistance in community-acquired UTIs, she is now embarking on a new research area, namely the evaluation of the prevalence and molecular epidemiology of MRSA infections in the veteran population.

Education

MD, Stony Brook University, 1991

Epidemiology, MPH, University of Washington School of Public Health, 1998

English, BA, Stony Brook University, 1987

Publications

Published on 9/17/2021

Cho K, Keithly SC, Kurgansky KE, Madenci AL, Gerlovin H, Marucci-Wellman H, Doubleday A, Thomas ER, Park Y, Ho YL, Sugimoto JD, Moore KP, Peterson AC, Hoag C, Gupta K, Jeans K, Klote M, Ramoni R, Huang GD, Casas JP, Gagnon DR, HernĂ¡n MA, Smith NL, Gaziano JM. Early Convalescent Plasma Therapy and Mortality Among US Veterans Hospitalized With Nonsevere COVID-19: An Observational Analysis Emulating a Target Trial. J Infect Dis. 2021 09 17; 224(6):967-975. PMID: 34153099.

Published on 8/12/2021

Dipp Ramos R, O'Brien WJ, Gupta K, Itani KMF. Re-Infection after Explantation of Infected Hernia Mesh: Are the Same Micro-Organisms Involved? Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2021 Aug 12. PMID: 34388028.

Published on 6/1/2021

Gupta K, O'Brien WJ, Bellino P, Linsenmeyer K, Doshi SJ, Sprague RS, Charness ME. Incidence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Health Care Workers After a Single Dose of mRNA-1273 Vaccine. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 06 01; 4(6):e2116416. PMID: 34132795.

Published on 2/23/2021

Suzuki H, Clore GS, Perencevich EN, Hockett-Sherlock SM, Goto M, Nair R, Branch-Elliman W, Richardson KK, Gupta K, Beck BF, Alexander B, Balkenende EC, Schweizer ML. Development of a fully automated surgical site infection detection algorithm for use in cardiac and orthopedic surgery research. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Oct; 42(10):1215-1220. PMID: 33618788.

Published on 2/15/2021

Dipp Ramos R, O'Brien WJ, Gupta K, Itani KMF. Incidence and Risk Factors for Long-Term Mesh Explantation Due to Infection in More than 100,000 Hernia Operation Patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2021 06; 232(6):872-880.e2. PMID: 33601005.

Published on 1/23/2021

Ruopp MD, Strymish J, Dryjowicz-Burek J, Creedon K, Gupta K. Durability of SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibody Among Residents in a Long-Term Care Community. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 Mar; 22(3):510-511. PMID: 33515497.

Published on 12/17/2020

Strymish JM, O' Brien W, Itani K, Gupta K, Branch-Elliman W. What Is the Primary Driver of Preoperative Vancomycin Use? It's Not Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-or Allergy. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 12 17; 71(10):2732-2735. PMID: 32337589.

Published on 12/15/2020

Gupta K, Bellino P, Samano JG, Strymish J, O'Brien W, Sprague RS, Charness ME. Minimal Population Prevalence and Mortality of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Healthcare Personnel. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Feb; 8(2):ofaa618. PMID: 34316497.

Published on 12/1/2020

O'Brien WJ, Ramos RD, Gupta K, Itani KMF. Neural Network Model to Detect Long-Term Skin and Soft Tissue Infection after Hernia Repair. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2021 Sep; 22(7):668-674. PMID: 33253060.

Published on 8/25/2020

Germanos G, Light P, Zoorob R, Salemi J, Khan F, Hansen M, Gupta K, Trautner B, Grigoryan L. Validating Use of Electronic Health Data to Identify Patients with Urinary Tract Infections in Outpatient Settings. Antibiotics (Basel). 2020 Aug 25; 9(9). PMID: 32854205.

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