Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

Center for Healthcare Organization & Implementation Research

Quick Links
Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My healthevet badge


    Westyn Branch-Elliman, MD, MMSc

        Investigator / Physician Scientist, CHOIR
        Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases, VA Boston Healthcare System

        Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School


  • BA, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 
  • MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • MMSc, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Internship and Residency, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Fellow, Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Fellow, Infection Control / Healthcare Epidemiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA


  • Prevention of healthcare-associated infections
  • Epidemiology
  • Utilization and cost of healthcare, value of prevention programs
  • Surveillance and clinical informatics


  • VISN-1 Career Development Award, 2016-2018
  • Infectious Diseases Soceity for America Investigator Award, 2015
  • Jonathan Freeman Scholarship, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology in America, 2013
  • First Place, Harvard Medical School Residents and Fellows Research Competition, 2012