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Angela Ramona Branche, M.D.

Infectious Diseases

Clinical Interests

General Infectious Diseases

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-0526

Office: (585) 273-4104

Fax: (585) 442-9328

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Faculty Appointments

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Branche is an assistant professor at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine. She 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 Lutheran in Brooklyn, NY and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Rochester. She currently has a clinical inpatient practice comprised of both general infectious diseases and HIV medicine patients. Dr. Branche is also a New York State designated HIV/AIDS provider and has a practice comprised of adult patients ages 18 and older at the URMC HIV Clinic.

Research

During her training years at the University of Rochester her focus in research involved 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 the clinical director of the NIH Center for Excellent in Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) New York Influenza Center of Excellence (NYICE) and a clinical investigator in the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Respiratory Pathogen Research Center (RPRC) at the University of Rochester. Current research interests explore clinical disease, pathogenesis, development of therapeutics and vaccine biology related to infection with a variety viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens. Dr. Branche has conducted clinical and translational studies which include assessment of asymptomatic carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae and the impact of pneumococcal vaccination, surveillance of epidemic influenza infections to assess 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 anti-viral agents for RSV. 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

2002
BA | University of Pennsylvania
Biology

2007
MD | American University of the Caribbean
Medicine

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

1/2018
Schuetz P, Wirz Y, Sager R, Christ-Crain M, Stolz D, Tamm M, Bouadma L, Luyt CE, Wolff M, Chastre J, Tubach F, Kristoffersen KB, Burkhardt O, Welte T, Schroeder S, Nobre V, Wei L, Bucher HC, Annane D, Reinhart K, Falsey AR, Branche A, Damas P, Nijsten M, de Lange DW, Deliberato RO, Oliveira CF, Maravi?-Stojkovi? V, Verduri A, Beghé B, Cao B, Shehabi Y, Jensen JS, Corti C, van Oers JAH, Beishuizen A, Girbes ARJ, de Jong E, Briel M, Mueller B. "Effect of procalcitonin-guided antibiotic treatment on mortality in acute respiratory infections: a patient level meta-analysis." The Lancet. Infectious diseases.. 2018 Jan 0; 18(1):95-107. Epub 2017 Oct 13.

12/8/2017
Wirz Y, Branche A, Wolff M, Welte T, Nobre V, Reinhart K, Falsey AR, Damas P, Beishuizen A, Deliberato RO, Shehabi Y, Jensen JS, Mueller B, Schuetz P. "Management of Respiratory Infections with Use of Procalcitonin: Moving toward More Personalized Antibiotic Treatment Decisions." ACS infectious diseases.. 2017 Dec 8; 3(12):875-879. Epub 2017 Nov 09.

11/15/2017
Branche AR, Falsey AR. "Viral Diagnostics: Only Half the Battle." The Journal of infectious diseases.. 2017 Nov 15; 216(8):923-925.

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