Overview

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.

Departments

Pathology

Clinical Interests
  • Clinical Microbiology
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Clinical Pathology
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • 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
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • 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
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult
Provider Gender
Male

Biography

Dr. Branda received his MD degree from Harvard Medical School (HMS) in 2000. He completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), followed by a fellowship in Clinical Microbiology. He joined the MGH Pathology faculty in 2004, and is currently Associate Director of the Microbiology Laboratories. He is director of the HMS Clinical Clerkship in Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine program at Mass General Hospital, and is Associate Director of the MGH Residency Training Program .  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.

 

Research & Publications

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.

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Contact

Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-1270
Fax: 617-726-5957