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Helen Boucher
MD, FACP, FIDSA
CIMAR Director
Tufts Faculty Page

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 Chief of the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases 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 to 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.

Specialty

Tufts Medical Center:

  • Chief, Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
  • Director, Heart Transplant and Ventricular Assist Device Infectious Diseases Program
  • Former Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program – Tufts Medical Center

Tufts University School of Medicine

  • Professor of Medicine

Degrees

MD, FACP, FIDSA

Training and Education: 

University of Texas Medical School at Houston; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Honors & Awards

2018, “Top Doctor,” Boston Magazine
2017, “Top Doctor,” Boston Magazine
2013, “Top Doctor,” Boston Magazine
2012, “Top Doctor,” Boston Magazine
2012, “Top Doctor,” U.S. News & World Report
2011, Fellow, Infectious Diseases Society of America
2008, Fellow, American College of Physicians
1998, Edward H. Kass Award for Clinical Excellence
1997, Defriez Award for Clinical Teaching and Administrative Leadership
1996, James L. Tullis M.D. Award for Intellectual Achievement
1993, Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society American Medical Women’s Association Award