University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Infectious Disease

Bio for W. Kemper Alston, M.D., MPH
W. Kemper Alston, M.D., MPH

W. Kemper Alston, M.D., MPH

Professor of Medicine, Infectious Disease Medicine
Department of Medicine


Contact Information

Phone:
(802)847-2264
Office Location:
Fletcher Allen Health Care, 111 Colchester Ave., Smith 287, Burlington, VT 05401

Education

Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. MPH, 2005
New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York. 1983 - 1987. M.D., June 1987.
Columbia University, School of General Studies, New York, New York. 1980 - 1982.
Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. 1976 - 1980. BS, Psychology.

Academic Appointments

Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington, VT.

Awards and Honors

Honorable Mention, Teacher of the Year, UVM College of Medicine, 2000.
Honorable Mention, Teacher of the Year, UVM College of Medicine, 1996
E. L. Amidon Award, Dedication and Excellence in Teaching in Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, May, 1995
Leo Davidoff Award, Excellence in Teaching Medical Students, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1989.

Publications

Bessette EL, Ahern JW, Alston WK. Risk factors for persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia despite treatment with vancomycin. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 2007; 15: 174

Ahern JW, Alston WK. Use of longitudinal surveillance data to assess the effectiveness of infection control in critical care. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2009; 30: 1109

Grace CJ, Kutzko D, Alston K, Ramundo M, Polish L, Osler T. The Vermont Model for HIV Care. Eleven Years of Outcome Data Comparing Urban and Rural Care. J Rural Health 2010; 26: 113

Alston WK. Pitfalls of public reporting. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2010; 31: 985

Grace C, Alston WK, Ramundo M, Polish L, Kirkpatrick B, Huston C. The complexity, relative value and financial worth of curbside consultations in an academic infectious diseases unit. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2010: 51: 651

To view more of Dr.Alston's publications see PubMed