Professor, Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Dr. Opal received his Bachelor of Science in microbiology from Cornell and his medical degree from Albany Medical School in New York. He did his training in Internal Medicine at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. He did his infectious Disease fellowship at Walter Reed Institute of Research in Washington D.C. before beginning his research career at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI. Dr. Opal’s laboratory interests are in septic shock research, molecular signaling pathways, microbial toxins and mediators, and antibiotic resistance. Clinical trial design and analyses in phase I to phase III trials are his primary clinical research focus. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed, research papers, over 100 editorials and authored over 90 book chapters in infectious diseases and critical care medicine. He is a member of the editorial staff of numerous academic research journals and is senior editor of Cohen, Powderly and Opal’s, Infectious Diseases textbook, now in its 4th edition. He is past chair of the International Sepsis Forum and is a fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America.