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John A. Branda, MD

Pathology
Clinical Overview

Background

  • Title(s)

    Clinical Director, Nantucket Cottage Hospital Laboratory
    Assistant Pathologist, Associate Director, Microbiology Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

  • Department + Services

    Pathology

  • My Expertise

    Development of new diagnostic testing strategies, and optimizing utilization of laboratory testing and antimicrobial agents.

  • Programs + Specialties

    Clinical Microbiology

  • Board Certifications

    Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology

Publications & Research

Research interests include:
• Development of new testing strategies, and improvement of existing diagnostic approaches, in Clinical Microbiology
• Special interest in the diagnosis of tick-borne infectious diseases, particularly Lyme borreliosis, babesiosis, anaplasmosis and tularemia.

Publications
Bibliography of John A. Branda via PubMed

BIOGRAPHY

Professional

Degree & Residencies

MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

Personal

Dr. Branda received his MD degree from Harvard Medical School in 2000. He then completed residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by a fellowship in clinical microbiology. He joined the MGH Pathology faculty in 2004, and is currently Associate Director of the MGH Clinical Microbiology Laboratories. His research interests include improving patient care through the development of new diagnostic testing strategies, and optimizing utilization of laboratory testing and antimicrobial agents. He has a special interest in diagnostic testing for tick-borne illnesses, such as borreliosis, babesiosis, anaplasmosis and tularemia.
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