Forest W. Arnold, D.O., M.Sc., FIDSA

Forest W. Arnold, D.O., M.Sc., FIDSA

Forest Arnold, D.O.

Forest W. Arnold, D.O., M.Sc., FIDSA

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • University of Louisville Hospital Epidemiologist
UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 310
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-3836 - Academic Office
502-588-4600 - Patient Appointments

Clinical Expertise
Infectious Diseases


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine / Infectious Diseases

Education and Training

  • Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship: West Virginia University
  • Residency: University of Tennessee Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Louisville
  • M.Sc.: University of Louisville

Recent Publications

      • Egger ME, Myers JA, Arnold FW, Pass LA, Ramirez JA, Brock GN. Cost effectiveness of adherence to IDSA/ATS guidelines in elderly patients hospitalized for Community-Aquired Pneumonia. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2016 Mar 15;16(1):34. doi: 10.1186/s12911-016-0270-y. PubMed PMID: 26976388; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4791973.
      • Arnold FW, Bordon J, Fernandez-Botran R, Rane MJ, Uriarte SM, Kelley R, Wiemken TL, Peyrani P, Ramirez JA; Community-Acquired Pneumonia Inflammatory Study Group. Macrolide Use and Neutrophil Function/Cytokine Levels in Hospitalized Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Pilot Study. Lung. 2016 Feb;194(1):155-62. doi: 10.1007/s00408-015-9822-7. Epub 2015 Nov 9. PubMed PMID: 26553025.
      • Cavallazzi R, Wiemken T, Arnold FW, Luna CM, Bordon J, Kelley R, Feldman C, Chalmers JD, Torres A, Ramirez J. Outcomes in patients with community-acquired pneumonia admitted to the intensive care unit. Respir Med. 2015 Jun;109(6):743-50. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2015.04.007. Epub 2015 Apr 24. PubMed PMID: 25956021.
      • Smith AM, Wuerth BA, Wiemken TL, Arnold FW. Prevalence of Clostridium difficile infection presenting to US EDs. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Feb;33(2):238-43. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.11.023. Epub 2014 Nov 26. PubMed PMID: 25488337.
      • Arnold FW, Wojda B, Truelove D, Nakamatsu R, Wiemken TL, Seshabhattar P. DOES PAYER STATUS PREDICT CD4 CELL COUNT AND HIV VIRAL LOAD? Physician Leadersh J. 2014 Sep-Oct;1(1):44-6, 48-9. PubMed PMID: 26211196.
      • Fernandez-Botran R, Uriarte SM, Arnold FW, Rodriguez-Hernandez L, Rane MJ, Peyrani P, Wiemken T, Kelley R, Uppatla S, Cavallazzi R, Blasi F, Morlacchi L, Aliberti S, Jonsson C, Ramirez JA, Bordon J. Contrasting inflammatory responses in severe and non-severe community-acquired pneumonia. Inflammation. 2014 Aug;37(4):1158-66. doi: 10.1007/s10753-014-9840-2. PubMed PMID: 24557760.
      • Scott MJ, Alhariri BC, Farghaly H, Perez R, Arnold FW. Castleman's disease and primary effusion lymphoma in a HIV-positive patient. Int J STD AIDS. 2014 May;25(6):455-7. doi: 10.1177/0956462413512805. Epub 2013 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 24287026.
      • Griffin AT, Wiemken TL, Arnold FW. Risk factors for cardiovascular events in hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Int J Infect Dis. 2013 Dec;17(12):e1125-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2013.07.005. Epub 2013 Sep 2. PubMed PMID: 24007923.
      • Griffin AT, Arnold FW. An unusual etiology of post-traumatic meningitis. Am J Med Sci. 2013 Oct;346(4):331-3. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e31828f4a22. PubMed PMID: 23588266.
      • Arnold FW, Wiemken TL, Peyrani P, Ramirez JA, Brock GN; CAPO authors. Mortality differences among hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia in three world regions: results from the Community-Acquired Pneumonia Organization (CAPO) International Cohort Study. Respir Med. 2013 Jul;107(7):1101-11. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2013.04.003. Epub 2013 May 6. PubMed PMID: 23660396.