Helen Boucher is currently chief of the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases. She is also Director of the Tufts Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance (CIMAR), a collaborative, cross-disciplinary initiative between Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center. She is Director of TMC’s Heart Transplant and Ventricular Assist Device Infectious Diseases Program and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Her clinical interests include infections in immunocompromised patients and S. aureus infections, and her research focuses on S. aureus and the development of new anti-infective agents.
She was elected to the Antimicrobial Availability Task Force (AATF) of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in May 2006, and to the Research Committee of the IDSA in October 2007. Helen was elected a fellow in the American College of Physicians in 2008 and appointed to the Steering Committee of the Mycoses Study Group in 2009.
Helen is author and co-author 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; Helen is also Associate Editor of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.
She is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases and has been included in The Best Doctors in America since 2009.
Helen was elected Fellow and Member of the Board of Directors of the IDSA in 2011. She was elected to the American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Exam Writing Committee in 2012, and to the American Board of Internal Medicine Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Board in 2014.
Helen was appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, and elected Treasurer of IDSA, in 2015. She was awarded the IDSA Society Citation Award in October, 2015.
Helen also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Physicians of Tufts Medical Center and The College of the Holy Cross.
Helen trained as a medical doctor at the University of Texas Medical School, Houston, before completing her internship, residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at the New England Deaconess Hospital, and her clinical and research fellowships in infectious diseases at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.