Infectious Diseases Fellowship
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Internal Medicine Residency
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Tufts University School of Medicine
Honors and Awards
The Arthur M. Phillips, MD Mentorship Award, The Internal Medicine Residency Program, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2012
Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 5-time awardee
Department of Medicine Chairman's Award for Outstanding Teaching, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2005
Areas of Interest
Biodefense and emerging infectious threats; universal countermeasure research
Clinical vaccine trials and Vaccinology
Novel platform development for point-of-care, rapid infectious diseases diagnostics, using microfluidic technologies
Director, Center for Biodefense and Emerging Pathogens
Consultant, Bioterrorism and Chemical Weapons, Rhode Island Department of Health
Expert Panel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Anthrax Clinical Management”, Boston, MA
Special Emphasis Panel, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, RFA-08-001 – “Cooperative Research Partnerships for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases (U01)”, Bethesda, MD
Scientific Steering Committee, New England Regional Center of Excellence in biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases 2003-2011
Associate Editor, VACCINE
Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Infectious Diseases
Summerhill EM, Mathew MC, Stipho S, Artenstein AW, Jagminas L, Russo-Magno PM, Potter S, Shapiro MJ. A simulation-based biodefense and disaster preparedness curriculum for internal medicine residents. Med Teach 2008;30:e145-51.
Kerby MB, Freeman S, Prachanronarong K, Artenstein AW, Opal SM, Tripathi A. Direct sequence detection of structured H5N1 influenza viral RNA. J Mol Diagn 2008;10:225-35.
Artenstein AW. New generation smallpox vaccines: A review of preclinical and clinical data. Rev Med Virol 2008;18:217-31.
Dosa DM, Hyer K, Brown LM, Artenstein AW, Polivka-West L, Mor V. The controversy inherent in managing frail nursing home residents during complex hurricane emergencies. J Am Med Dir Assoc 2008;9:599-604. DOI:10.1016/j.jamda.2008.05.007.
Artenstein AW, Grabenstein JD. Smallpox vaccines for biodefense: Need and feasibility. Expert Rev Vaccines 2008;7:1225-37.
McCamley MK, Ravnik M, Artenstein AW, Opal SM, Zumer S, Crawford GP. Detection of alignment changes at the open surface of a confined nematic liquid crystal sensor. J Appl Physics 2009;105:1-7.
Artenstein AW. Vaccines for Military Use. Vaccine 2009;27(Suppl 4):D16-D22.
Gregory SH, Chen WH, Mott S, Palardy JE, Parejo NA, Heninger S, Anderson CA, Artenstein AW, Opal SM, Cross AS. Detoxified endotoxin vaccine (J5dLPS/OMP) protects mice against lethal respiratory challenge with Francisella tularensis SchuS4. Vaccine 2010;28:2908-15.
Opal SM, Lim YP, Cristofaro P, Artenstein AW, Kessimian N, Delsesto D, Parejo N, Palardy JE, Siryaporn E. Inter-alpha inhibitor proteins: A novel therapeutic strategy for experimental anthrax infection. Shock 2010;35:42-4.
Kerby MB, Sarma AA, Patel MS, Artenstein AW, Opal SM, Tripathi A. Early in vitro transcription termination in human H5 influenza viral RNA synthesis. Appl Biochem Biotechnol 2011;164:497-513.
Artenstein AW, Opal SM. Proprotein convertases in health and disease. N Engl J Med 2011;365:2507-18.
Artenstein AW, Opal SM. Novel approaches to the treatment of systemic anthrax. Clin Infect Dis 2012;54:1148-61.
Ong C, Tai W, Sarma A, Opal S, Artenstein A, Tripathi A. Ligation with nucleic Acid sequence based amplification (LNASBA). J Mol Diagn 2012;14:206-13.
Artenstein AW, LaForce FM. Critical episodes in the understanding and control of epidemic meningococcal meningitis. Vaccine 2012;30:4701-7. Epub 2012 Apr 21.
Artenstein AW. The discovery of viruses: Advancing science and medicine by challenging dogma. Int J Infect Dis 2012;16:e470-3. Epub 2012 May 16.
McCalla S, Ong C, Sarma A, Opal S, Artenstein A, Tripathi A. A simple method for amplifying RNA targets (SMART). J Mol Diagn 2012;14:328-35. Epub 2012 June 11.
Artenstein AW, Poland GA. Vaccine history: The past as prelude to the future. Vaccine 2012;30:5299-301.
Martin TM, Artenstein AW. Bioterrorism. In: Mayer KH, Pizer HF, eds. The Social Ecology of Infectious Diseases. Academic Press: Cambridge, 2008:316-50.
Patrozou E, Artenstein, AW. Bioterrorism. In: Schlossberg D, ed. Clinical Infectious Disease. Cambridge University Press: New York, 2008:865-77.
Moloo H, Artenstein AW. Vaccines, historical. In: Heggenhougen K, Quah S, eds. International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Vol 6. Academic Press: San Diego, 2008:471-83.