Marlene L. Durand, M.D.

Director of Infectious Diseases


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. Marlene Durand is the Director of Infectious Diseases at Mass. Eye and Ear, an attending physician in infectious diseases at Mass General, and an Associate Professor of Medicine and 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 more than 20 years.

In collaboration with colleagues at Mass. Eye and Ear and other institutions, she has published more than 100 articles and book chapters, in addition to one textbook. She has been an invited speaker at numerous local, regional, and national conferences, speaking primarily about eye and ear, nose, and throat infections.

Clinical Interests

ENT infections, eye infections, endocarditis, prevention of infection

Research Interests

Preventing surgical site infections after ENT surgeries, preventing endophthalmitis

Select Publications

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

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

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

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



  • Harvard Medical School, M.D.


  • Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital