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Andrew W. Artenstein, MD

Medicine Department   Image  
Infectious Diseases Division
  • Chair, Department of Medicine, Baystate Medical Center
  • Professor and Deputy Chair, Department of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
  • Infectious Diseases Fellowship
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Washington, DC
  • Internal Medicine Residency
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Washington, DC
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
    Boston, MA
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
Professional Service
  • 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.
  • Asad S, Artenstein AW.  Occupational plague.  In: Wright WE, ed. Couturier’s Occupational and Environmental Infectious Diseases, second edition.  OEM Press: Beverly Farms, Massachusetts 2009:333-43.
  • Artenstein AW. Vaccines for military application. In: Barrett ADT, Stanberry LR, eds. Vaccines for Biodefense and Emerging and Neglected Diseases. Elsevier: Boston, 2009:272-83.
  • Artenstein AW.  Vaccinology in context: The historical burden of infectious diseases. In: Artenstein AW, ed. Vaccines: A Biography. Springer: New York, 2010:1-7.
  • Artenstein AW.  Smallpox.  In: Artenstein AW, ed. Vaccines: A Biography. Springer: New York, 2010:9-29.
  • Artenstein NC,Artenstein AW.  The discovery of viruses and the evolution of vaccinology.  In: Artenstein AW, ed. Vaccines: A Biography. Springer: New York, 2010:141-58.
  • Artenstein AW.  Influenza.  In: Artenstein AW, ed. Vaccines: A Biography. Springer: New York, 2010:191-205.
  • Artenstein AW.  Polysaccharide vaccines.  In: Artenstein AW, ed. Vaccines: A Biography. Springer: New York, 2010:279-99.
  • Artenstein AW.  Bioterrorism and biodefense.  In: Cohen J, Powderly WG, Opal SM, eds. Infectious Diseases, third edition.  Mosby: London, 2010:747-58.
  • Artenstein AW. The future of smallpox vaccines. In: Hefferon KL, ed. Novel Approaches to Vaccine Research. Research Signpost: India, 2011:91-111.
  •  Artenstein AW.  Book Review:  Vaccination: A History. From Lady Montague to Genetic Engineering.  Vaccine, 2012, in press.