Marlene L. Durand, M.D.

Director of Infectious Diseases


Infectious Disease

Board Certification

  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3723
Accepting New Patients



Dr. Marlene Durand is the Director of Infectious Diseases at Mass. Eye and Ear, an attending physician in infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, 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, and orthopedic infections for more than 20 years. She has published over 100 articles about eye or ENT infections, and is the co-editor of 2 textbooks: Endophthalmitis (Durand ML, Miller JW, Young LH, eds, 2016), and Infections of the Ears, Nose, Throat, and Sinuses (Durand ML, Deschler DG, eds, 2018).

Clinical Interests

ENT infections, eye infections, infection control and prevention

Research Interests

Preventing surgical site infections after ENT surgeries, preventing endophthalmitis

Select Publications

Infections of the Ears, Nose, Throat, and SinusesDurand ML, Deschler DG (editors).  Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2018.

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

Bacterial and fungal endophthalmitis.  Durand MLClinical Microbiology Reviews. 2017;30:597-613.

Risk factors for 30-day readmission following flap reconstruction of oncologic defects of the head and neck.  Osborn HA, Rathi VK, Tjoa T, Goyal N, Yarlagadda BB, Rich DL, Emerick KS, Lin DT, Deschler DG, Durand MLLaryngoscope. 2018;128:343-349.

The time course and microbiology of surgical site infections after head and neck free flap surgeryDurand 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.

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  • Harvard Medical School, M.D.


  • Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital


  • Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital