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Angela Branche, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-0526

Office: (585) 273-4104

Fax: (585) 442-9328

Social Links

@AngelaBrancheMD

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Hospital Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Branche is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester. Dr. Branche received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at the University of Pennsylvania and Doctorate in Medicine at American University of the Caribbean. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn in Brooklyn, NY and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Rochester.

Research

Dr. Branche's focus in research involves the use of viral molecular and immunological diagnostic assays to explore the pathogenesis and host response to acute viral respiratory illnesses in adults. She is currently Co-Principle Investigator for the UR Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit (UR VTEU) one of ten NIH funded network sites in the US. Her current research activities explore clinical disease, pathogenesis, development of therapeutics and vaccine biology related to infection with viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens. Studies include assessment of asymptomatic carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae and the impact of pneumococcal vaccination, surveillance of epidemic influenza infections and immunologic mechanisms of protection following natural infection versus vaccination, the development of pandemic influenza vaccines, population-based studies of RSV infection and the development of vaccine and anti-viral agents for RSV. She is actively involved in the NIH and University of Rochester research response to COVID19 and is helping conduct, natural history, therapeutic and vaccine studies. She is a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America and the NIH IDCRC Emerging Infections Expert Working Group. Dr. Branche has published several peer-reviewed articles, reviews and book chapters related to respiratory viral pathogens in adults.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Infectious Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

2007
MD | American University of the Caribbean

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2012 - 06/30/2014
Fellowship in Infectious Disease at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2009 - 06/30/2011
Residency in Internal Medicine at Lutheran Medical Center

07/01/2008 - 06/30/2009
Internship in Internal Medicine at Lutheran Medical Center

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Publications

Journal Articles

5/23/2022
Wolfe CR, Tomashek KM, Patterson TF, Gomez CA, Marconi VC, Jain MK, Yang OO, Paules CI, Palacios GMR, Grossberg R, Harkins MS, Mularski RA, Erdmann N, Sandkovsky U, Almasri E, Pineda JR, Dretler AW, de Castilla DL, Branche AR, Park PK, Mehta AK, Short WR, McLellan SLF, Kline S, Iovine NM, El Sahly HM, Doernberg SB, Oh MD, Huprikar N, Hohmann E, Kelley CF, Holodniy M, Kim ES, Sweeney DA, Finberg RW, Grimes KA, Maves RC, Ko ER, Engemann JJ, Taylor BS, Ponce PO, Larson L, Melendez DP, Seibert AM, Rouphael NG, Strebe J, Clark JL, Julian KG, de Leon AP, Cardoso A, de Bono S, Atmar RL, Ganesan A, Ferreira JL, Green M, Makowski M, Bonnett T, Beresnev T, Ghazaryan V, Dempsey W, Nayak SU, Dodd LE, Beigel JH, Kalil AC, . "Baricitinib versus dexamethasone for adults hospitalised with COVID-19 (ACTT-4): a randomised, double-blind, double placebo-controlled trial." The Lancet. Respiratory medicine.. 2022 May 23; Epub 2022 May 23.

1/29/2022
Embong AK, Nguyen-Contant P, Wang J, Kanagaiah P, Chaves FA, Fitzgerald TF, Zhou Q, Kosoy G, Branche AR, Miller BL, Zand MS, Sangster MY, Topham DJ. "Formation and Expansion of Memory B Cells against Coronavirus in Acutely Infected COVID-19 Individuals." Pathogens.. 2022 Jan 29; 11(2)Epub 2022 Jan 29.

1/26/2022
Atmar RL, Lyke KE, Deming ME, Jackson LA, Branche AR, El Sahly HM, Rostad CA, Martin JM, Johnston C, Rupp RE, Mulligan MJ, Brady RC, Frenck RW, Bäcker M, Kottkamp AC, Babu TM, Rajakumar K, Edupuganti S, Dobrzynski D, Coler RN, Posavad CM, Archer JI, Crandon S, Nayak SU, Szydlo D, Zemanek JA, Dominguez Islas CP, Brown ER, Suthar MS, McElrath MJ, McDermott AB, O'Connell SE, Montefiori DC, Eaton A, Neuzil KM, Stephens DS, Roberts PC, Beigel JH, . "Homologous and Heterologous Covid-19 Booster Vaccinations." The New England journal of medicine.. 2022 Jan 26; Epub 2022 Jan 26.

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