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Angela Branche, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 273-0526

Office: (585) 273-4104

Fax: (585) 442-9328

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Hospital Medicine, Infectious Diseases


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.


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.




    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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    Journal Articles

    Hill-Ricciuti A, Walsh EE, Greendyke WG, Choi Y, Barrett A, Alba L, Branche AR, Falsey AR, Phillips M, Finelli L, Saiman L. "Clinical impact of healthcare-associated respiratory syncytial virus in hospitalized adults." Infection control and hospital epidemiology.. 2022 Nov 14; :1-7. Epub 2022 Nov 14.

    Falsey AR, Cameron A, Branche AR, Walsh EE. "Perturbations in Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Activity During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic." The Journal of infectious diseases.. 2022 Nov 1; Epub 2022 Nov 01.

    Branche AR, Saiman L, Walsh EE, Falsey AR, Jia H, Barrett A, Alba L, Phillips M, Finelli L. "Change in functional status associated with respiratory syncytial virus infection in hospitalized older adults." Influenza and other respiratory viruses.. 2022 Sep 7; Epub 2022 Sep 07.