Marlene L. Durand, M.D.



Infectious Disease

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-0082
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. noon; Thursday 1 p.m. 5 p.m.



Dr. Durand is the Director of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, an attending physician in infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Associate Professor of Medicine and an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. She holds board certifications in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and has provided inpatient and outpatient consultations for patients with eye, ENT, cardiac, pulmonary, renal, or orthopedic infections for over 20 years.

In collaboration with colleagues at Mass Eye and Ear and other institutions, she has published over 100 articles and book chapters as well as a textbook. She has been an invited speaker at numerous local, regional, and national conferences, speaking primarily about eye and ENT infections.

Clinical Interests

ENT infections, eye infections, endocarditis, prevention of infection.

Research Interests

Preventing surgical site infections after ENT surgeries; preventing endophthalmitis.


Durand ML, Miller JW, Young LH (editors). Endophthalmitis. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2016.

Durand ML, Yarlagadda BB, Rich DL, Lin DT, Emerick KS, Rocco JW, Deschler DG. The time course and microbiology of surgical site infections after head and neck free flap surgery. Laryngoscope 2015;125:1084-9.

Yarlagadda BB, Deschler DG, Rich DL, Lin DT, Emerick KS, Rocco JW, Durand ML. Head and neck free flap surgical site infections in the era of the Surgical Care Improvement Project. Head & Neck; 2015 Jan 12. doi: 10.1002/hed.24005.

Durand ML, Ennis SC, Baker JN, Camuso JM, McEachern KM, Kotton CN, Lewis GD, Garcia JP, MacGillivray TE. Topical polymyxin-trimethoprim prophylaxis may decrease the incidence of driveline infections in patients with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices. Artificial Organs 2016; doi 10.1111/aor.12726.



  • Harvard Medical School, M.D.


  • Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital