Associate Director, Microbiology Laboratory
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
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.