John Branda, M.D.


Physician Investigator (Cl)
Pathology, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Associate Pathologist
Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD Harvard medical school 2000
bacteriological techniques; borrelia infections; candida; coccidioidomycosis; diagnostic errors; feces; lipoproteins; lyme disease; parasite egg count; serologic tests; spectrometry, mass, matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization; streptococcal infections; travel; tuberculosis; tularemia

Dr. Branda received his MD degree from Harvard Medical School (HMS) in 2000. He completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), followed by a fellowship in Clinical Microbiology.

He joined the Mass General pathology faculty in 2004, and is currently Associate Director of the Microbiology Laboratories.

He is director of the HMS Clinical Clerkship in Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine program at Mass General Hospital, and is Associate Director of the MGH Residency Training Program.

His research interests include improving patient care through the development of new diagnostic testing strategies, and optimizing utilization of laboratory testing and antimicrobial agents. He has a special interest in diagnostic testing for tick-borne illnesses, such as borreliosis, babesiosis, anaplasmosis and tularemia.