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

Forest Arnold, D.O.

Forest W. Arnold, D.O., M.Sc., FIDSA

Ambulatory Care Building
550 South Jackson St, 2nd Floor 550 Clinic
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-7844 - Academic Office
502-561-8844 - Patient Appointments

Clinical Expertise
Infectious Diseases

Board Certifications

  • American Board of 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

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Featured Publications

  • Ramirez JA, Angulo FJ, Carrico RM, Furmanek S, Oliva SP, Zamparo JM, Gonzalez E, Zhang P, Parrish LAW, Marimuthu S, Pride MW, Gray S, Matos Ferreira CS, Arnold FW, Istúriz RE, Minarovic N, Moïsi JC, Jodar L. Misdiagnosis of Clostridioides difficile Infections by Standard-of-Care Specimen Collection and Testing among Hospitalized Adults, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 2019-20201. Emerg Infect Dis. 2023 May;29(5):919-928. doi: 10.3201/eid2905.221618. PMID: 37080953; PMCID: PMC10124648.
  • Ali AS, Sheikh D, Chandler TR, Furmanek S, Huang J, Ramirez JA, Arnold F, Cavallazzi R. Cardiovascular Complications Are the Primary Drivers of Mortality in Hospitalized Patients With SARS-CoV-2 Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Chest. 2023 May;163(5):1051-1060. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2022.11.013. Epub 2022 Nov 19. PMID: 36410493; PMCID: PMC9674393.
  • Webster KL, Bishop SM, Scott LE, Oppy LM, Heishman CR, Stevenson GM, Arnold FW. Automated hand hygiene compliance system's audible alert reminder increases healthcare worker hand hygiene compliance. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2023 May;44(5):728-731. doi: 10.1017/ice.2022.173. Epub 2022 Aug 1. PMID: 35912823.
  • Ambadapoodi RS, Arnold FW, Chariker JH, Glynn A, Lauer W, Marimuthu S, Rouchka EC, Smith ML, Wolf LA. Persistent SARS-CoV-2 Infection in a Multiple Sclerosis Patient on Ocrelizumab: A Case Report. Res Sq [Preprint]. 2023 Apr doi: 10.21203/ PMID: 37066424; PMCID: PMC10104259.
  • Boakye M, Ball T, Dietz N, Sharma M, Angeli C, Rejc E, Kirshblum S, Forrest G, Arnold FW, Harkema S. Spinal cord epidural stimulation for motor and autonomic function recovery after chronic spinal cord injury: A case series and technical note. Surg Neurol Int. 2023 Mar 17;14:87. doi: 10.25259/SNI_1074_2022. PMID: 37025529; PMCID: PMC10070319.
  • Furmanek S, Salunkhe V, Pahwa S, Samanapally H, Nathala P, Xu Q, Ali T, Deepti F, Glynn A, McGuffin T, Titus D, Farah I, Jones CM, Ramirez JA, Clifford SP, Arnold FW, Kong M, Roser L, Huang J; Center of Excellence for Research in Infectious Diseases Coronavirus Study Group on behalf of the COVID-19 CardioVascular Research Group. Correlations of Before and After Event Echocardiographic Parameters with Troponin and BNP in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients With Cardiovascular Events. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2022 Dec;36(12):4553-4555. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2022.08.024. Epub 2022 Sep 2. PMID: 36184474; PMCID: PMC9436869.
  • McCallum AP, Khattar NK, Kolikonda MK, Singla S, Alkhateeb KJ, Schaber AS, Arnold FW, Lippman SB, Castillo CM, Williams BJ. Primary Spinal Glioblastoma Mimicking Neuroschistosomiasis: A Case Report. Cureus. 2022 Oct 13;14(10):e30248. doi: 10.7759/cureus.30248. PMID: 36381781; PMCID: PMC9652719.
  • Bernard R, Hammami MB, Arnold FW, Mcgrath B, Patel A, Wuerth B, Nicholson MR, Rao K, Micic D. Clostridioides difficile toxin is infrequently detected in inflammatory bowel disease and does not associate with clinical outcomes. Gut Pathog. 2022 Aug 30;14(1):36. doi: 10.1186/s13099-022-00511-2. PMID: 36042530; PMCID: PMC9426007.
  • Krishnasamy S, Sheikh D, Ali T, Clemons V, Furmanek S, Mohamed Fawzy Abdelhaleem AA, Salunkhe V, Akbar UA, Chlebowy D, Ramirez J, Arnold F. Impact of Hyperglycemia on Cardiovascular Events and Clinical Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 Pneumonia. Endocr Pract. 2022 Aug;28(8):780-786. doi: 10.1016/j.eprac.2022.05.011. Epub 2022 Jun 4. PMID: 35671878; PMCID: PMC9166248.
  • Chandler T, Furmanek S, Carrico R, Balcom D, Arnold F, Ramirez J. 23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccination Does Not Prevent Community-Acquired Pneumonia Hospit lizations Due to Vaccine-Type Streptococcus pneumoniae. Microorganisms. 2022 Mar 4;10(3):560. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms10030560. PMID: 35336135; PMCID: PMC8951401.