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

  • Xie Z, Morris JD, Pan J, Cooke EA, Sutaria SR, Balcom D, Marimuthu S, Parrish LW, Aliesky H, Huang JJ, Rai SN, Arnold FW, Huang J, Nantz MH, Fu XA. Detection of COVID-19 by quantitative analysis of carbonyl compounds in exhaled breath. Sci Rep. 2024 Jun 24;14(1):14568. doi: 10.1038/s41598-024-61735-7. PMID: 38914586; PMCID: PMC11196736.
  • Roser LP, Samanapally H, Ali T, Xu Q, Han Y, Salunkhe V, Deepti F, McGuffin T, Huang EC, Furmanek S, Glynn A, Ramirez J, Jones CM, Mariyappa R, Hogue RJ, Williams AM, Huang JJ, Arnold FW, Clifford SP, Pahwa S, Kong M, Huang J. Different clinical characteristics and outcomes of adult hospitalized SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia patients complicated by cardiovascular events during the first, delta and omicron waves of COVID-19. Front Epidemiol. 2024 Apr 18;4:1342917. doi: 10.3389/fepid.2024.1342917. PMID: 38699405; PMCID: PMC11064795.
  • Bradley J, Xu Q, Touloumes N, Lusciks E, Ali T, Huang EC, Chen J, Ghafghazi S, Arnold FW, Kong M, Huang J, Cavallazzi R; Center of Excellence for Research in Infectious Diseases (CERID) Post-COVID-19 Research Clinic Study Group. Association of pulmonary function test abnormalities and quality-of-life measures after COVID-19 infection. Am J Med Sci. 2024 Apr 16:S0002-9629(24)01170-4. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2024.04.010. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38636655.
  • Ramirez JA, Chandler TR, Furmanek SP, Carrico R, Wilde AM, Sheikh D, Ambadapoodi R, Salunkhe V, Tahboub M, Arnold FW, Bordon J, Cavallazzi R; Louisville CAP in the Immunocompromised Study Group. Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the Immunocompromised Host: Epidemiology and Outcomes. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2023 Nov 22;10(11):ofad565. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofad565. PMID: 38023559; PMCID: PMC10676121.
  • Ramirez J, Furmanek S, Chandler TR, Wiemken T, Peyrani P, Arnold F, Mattingly W, Wilde A, Bordon J, Fernandez-Botran R, Carrico R, Cavallazzi R, The University Of Louisville Pneumonia Study Group. Epidemiology of Pneumococcal Pneumonia in Louisville, Kentucky, and Its Estimated Burden of Disease in the United States. Microorganisms. 2023 Nov 20;11(11):2813. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms11112813. PMID: 38004825; PMCID: PMC10673027.
  • Sutaria SR, Morris JD, Xie Z, Cooke EA, Silvers SM, Long GA, Balcom D, Marimuthu S, Parrish LW, Aliesky H, Arnold FW, Huang J, Fu XA, Nantz MH. A feasibility study on exhaled breath analysis using UV spectroscopy to detect COVID-19. J Breath Res. 2023 Nov 2;18(1):016004. doi: 10.1088/1752-7163/ad0646. PMID: 37875100; PMCID: PMC10620812.
  • 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.