Dr. Branda is a specialist in microbiology diagnostic testing. He directs the Clinical Clerkship in Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine program for Harvard Medical School Students.
- Clinical Interests
- Clinical Microbiology
- Medical Education
- MD, Harvard Medical School
- Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Board Certifications
- Clinical Pathology
- Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Insurances Accepted
- Aetna Health Inc.
- Beech Street
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
- Cigna (PAL #'s)
- Fallon Community HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
- Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
- Humana/Choice Care PPO
- Medicare - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
- OSW - Connecticut
- OSW - Maine
- OSW - New Hampshire
- OSW - Rhode Island
- OSW - Vermont
- Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
- Railroad Medicare
- Railroad Medicare - ACD
- Senior Whole Health
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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- Patient Age Group
- Research Summary
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
For more information about research concepts, co-authors, and to see a timeline, visit Dr. Branda's profile at the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center.
- Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 40-2014. A 57-year-old man with inguinal pain, lymphadenopathy, and HIV infection. Gandhi RT, Alkasab TK, Nardi V, Branda JA. N Engl J Med. 2014 Dec 25;371(26):2511-20. doi: 10.1056/NEJMcpc1404518. No abstract available.
- Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 36-2014. An 18-year-old woman with fever, pharyngitis, and double vision. Olson KR, Freitag SK, Johnson JM, Branda JA. N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 20;371(21):2018-27. doi: 10.1056/NEJMcpc1310001. No abstract available.
- Tenosynovitis caused by a novel nontuberculous Mycobacterium species initially misidentified as a member of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex. Simner PJ, Hyle EP, Buckwalter SP, Branda JA, Brown-Elliott BA, Franklin J, Toney NC, de Man TJ, Wallace RJ Jr, Vasireddy R, Gandhi RT, Wengenack NL. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Dec;52(12):4414-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00967-14. Epub 2014 Sep 24.
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