Director, Tufts Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance
Tufts Medical Center
Helen Boucher is Director of the Tufts Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance (CIMAR), a collaborative, cross-disciplinary initiative between Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center with a mission to deliver innovative solutions to combat antimicrobial resistance through research, policy, and education. She also serves as Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Tufts Medical Center (TMC), Director of TMC’s Heart Transplant and Ventricular Assist Device Infectious Diseases Program, and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Boucher’s clinical interests include infections in immunocompromised patients and S. aureus infections. Her research interests focus on S. aureus and the development of new anti-infective agents. She is the author or coauthor of numerous abstracts, chapters, and peer-reviewed articles, which have been published in such journals as The New England Journal of Medicine, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Clinical Infectious Diseases, and The Annals of Internal Medicine; she is Associate Editor of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.
Since 2009, Dr. Boucher has been included in Best Doctors in America, a nomination-based list that is limited to about 5% of practicing physicians in the U.S. each year. In 2011, she was elected Fellow and Member of the Board of Directors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She was also elected to the American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease Exam Writing Committee in 2012 and to the American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Board in 2014.
In 2015, Dr. Boucher was appointed a voting member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, and elected Treasurer of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She was awarded the IDSA Society Citation Award in October, 2015. Dr. Boucher serves on the Board of Trustees of the Physicians of Tufts Medical Center and The College of the Holy Cross.
Disclosure: No financial relationships or conflicts of interest