Voting Member (SGE): Helen Boucher, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Helen W. Boucher MD FACP FIDSA; Chief, Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Director, Tufts Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance (CIMAR), Director, Heart Transplant and Ventricular Assist Device Infectious Diseases Program, Professor of Medicine, Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
Helen Boucher is Chief of the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center 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.
She has been included in Best Doctors in America since 2009. In 2011, Dr. Boucher was elected Fellow and Member of the Board of Directors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. In 2012, she was elected to the American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Disease Exam Writing Committee and in 2014, to the American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Board.
Dr. Boucher's drug development experience includes participating in the global development and registration of voriconazole and daptomycin, including presentation at the FDA Advisory Committee and CHMP meetings. She advises both small and large companies on antimicrobial drug development, advocates for increased research and development of new antimicrobial drugs, and teaches in the annual Tufts Center for Drug Development course.
In 2015 she 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.