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

      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Arnold FW, Wiemken TL, Peyrani P, Mirsaeidi M, Ramirez JA; Community Acquired Pneumonia Organization (CAPO) Study Group. Outcomes in females hospitalised with community-acquired pneumonia are worse than in males. Eur Respir J. 2013 May;41(5):1135-40. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00046212. Epub 2012 Jul 26. PubMed PMID: 22835618.
      • Griffin AT, Arnold FW. Review of metabolic, immunologic, and virologic consequences of suboptimal vitamin D levels in HIV infection. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2012 Sep;26(9):516-25. doi: 10.1089/apc.2012.0145. Epub 2012 Aug 3. Review. PubMed PMID: 22861070.
      • Shah K, Pass LA, Cox M, Lanham M, Arnold FW. Evaluating contemporary antibiotics as a risk factor for Clostridium difficile infection in surgical trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Mar;72(3):691-5. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31823c5637. PubMed PMID: 22491554.
      • Wiemken T, Peyrani P, Arnold FW, Ramirez J. The use of large databases to study pneumonia: what is their value? Clin Chest Med. 2011 Sep;32(3):481-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2011.05.007. Epub 2011 Jul 12. Review. PubMed PMID: 21867817.