Arnold named IDSA fellow
|Dr. Forest Arnold (right) earned
an IDSA fellowship for his work as
a physician, epidemiologist and
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A University of Louisville doctor may soon have enough letters after his name to play Scrabble.
Forest Arnold, D.O., M.Sc., FIDSA, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the U of L Division of Infectious Diseases was recently named a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America for his work as a physician, epidemiologist and clinical researcher in the area of pneumonia.
"Becoming a Fellow in the IDSA is an honor that reflects what we already knew - that Dr. Arnold is an outstanding faculty member who has quickly become an asset to his division, the department, and U of L," Dr. Jesse Roman, Chairman of the University of Louisville Department of Medicine said. "This is an example of the caliber of our faculty."
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the nation's leading infectious diseases professional society, has honored Arnold and 85 other distinguished physicians and scientists from the United States and around the world who were elected this year to be fellows of IDSA.
Fellowship in IDSA honors those who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession.
"Fellowships are our way of recognizing the top physicians, researchers, and scientists in the field," IDSA President Thomas G. Slama, M.D., FIDSA, said. "These individuals are recognized as leaders and experts in infectious diseases in their hospitals, clinics, research labs, institutions, and communities."
Applicants for IDSA fellowship must be nominated by their peers and must meet specified criteria, including continuing identification with the field of infectious diseases, national or local recognition, and publication of their work.
Nominees are reviewed and elected by the IDSA Board of Directors.
Fellows of IDSA work in clinical practice, teaching, research, public health, or administration.