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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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Professional Background

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 Lutheran in Brooklyn, NY and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Rochester.


Dr. Branche is an assistant professor at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine. She currently has a clinical inpatient and outpatient practice comprised of both general infectious diseases and HIV medicine patients. The focus of her research has been clinical and translation research in the field of respiratory infections in adults. During her training years at the University of Rochester Dr. Branche studied the use of viral diagnostics and serum biomarkers in acute viral respiratory illnesses in adults. She is currently a clinical investigator in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Respiratory Pathogen Research Center at the University of Rochester and her research activities have been expanded to include surveillance studies for bacterial pathogens including the presence of nasopharygneal colonization with Streptococcus pneumoniae in older and the clinical and biological impact of colonization in this population. Her specific interests include exploration of the viral-bacterial interface to determine if the host response to viral infection promotes an inflammatory response, suppresses the humoral immune response or perturbs the normal microbiome in a manner resulting in a state permissive for both colonization with bacteria and invasive bacterial disease. Understanding these mechanisms may be important in developing better clinical and diagnostic predictors of secondary bacterial complications in viral illnesses. She has experience in the development and performance of diagnostic PCR assays for respiratory viruses including influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, coronaviruses and human metapneumovirus as well as bacterial pathogens such as Streptococcus pneumoniae. Dr. Branche has published several peer-reviewed articles, reviews and book chapters related to respiratory viral pathogens in adults.



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


BA | University of Pennsylvania

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

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.

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.

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