University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Infectious Disease

Bio for W. Kemper Alston, M.D., M.P.H.
W. Kemper Alston, M.D., M.P.H.

W. Kemper Alston, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Interim Director, Infectious Disease Unit

Contact Information

Office Location:
University of Vermont Medical Center, 111 Colchester Avenue, Mailstop 115 SM2, Burlington, VT 05401


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

Partners in Prevention Award 2014 (institutional award to UVM Medical Center) awarded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Becoming One Team Award for work on healthcare-associated infections, FAHC, April 2010
"Quality Cup", FAHC Institute for Quality and Operational Effectiveness, July 2009
Delta Omega National Public Health Honor Society, 2005
Capstone Award for Outstanding Achievement, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, May 2005


Gavioli ML, McMillan WD, Ames SE, Edicott JA, Alston WK.  A Retrospective Study on the Protective Effects of Tropical Vancomycin in Patients undergoing multilevel Spinal Fusion.  Pharmacotherapy 2016;36(1):19-25
Alston W.K., Ahern J. A.  Longitudinal index of Multidrug-resistant organisms at an academic medical center reveals true decline in incidence.  Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2013 34:107

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