MBBS - University College of Medical Sciences (1993)
MD in Microbiology - University College of Medical Sciences (1999)
MPH - University of Texas (2009)
Childhood Immunizations Fellowship - University of Texas (2007)
Representative Publications & Other Scholarly Work:
Fenwick AJ, Arora V, Ribes J. Wohlfahrtiimonas chitiniclastica: Two Clinical Cases and a Review of the literature. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter. 2019;41 (4):33-38.
Ribes JA, Arora V, Greenberg RN. A Paradigm Shift Has Begun, Diarrheal Disease Takes a New Form, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Accepted: 02 January 2019 , ciy1145, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciy1145
V. Nolt, K D Pijut, EB Autry, W C Williams, D S Burgess, D R Burgess, V. Arora, R J Kuhn. Evaluation of Amikacin Target Achievement in Adult Cystic Fibrosis Patients Utilizing Monte Carlo Simulation. Pediatric Pulmonology. 2019;54:33-39.
Arora V, Burgess DR, Ribes JA, Cotner S, Wallace KL, Forster D. Overdiagnosis of Clostridioides difficile with a Multiplex PCR Panel. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 5, Issue suppl_1, 26 November 2018, Pages S195-S196.
Go J, Wallace KL, Burgess DS, Burgess DR, Cotner S, Arora V. Use of Piperacillin/Tazobactam vs. Cefepime or Carbapenem for Infections Due to Serratia, Citrobacter, or Enterobacter. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 5, Issue suppl_1, November 2018, Pages S728–S729, https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofy210.2089
A.J. Fenwick, J.A. Ribes, S.L. Mills, J. Simpson, V. Arora. Luminex Verigene (Nanosphere) Blood Culture Platform Performance at UK HealthCare, Lexington, KY: June 2014 – December 2017. Abstracts and Case Studies From the College of American Pathologists 2018 Annual Meeting (CAP18). Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: September 2018, Vol. 142, No. 9, pp. e2-e202.
Arora V, Shah D, Garey KW. Overview of Clostridium difficile Infection as an Emerging Health Care Facility–Acquired Infection. Hospital Pharmacy. 2013; 48(2 Suppl-1): S1-S6
V Singh, V Arora, MJ Alam, and KW Garey. Inhibition of biofilm formation by esomeprazole in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 2012; 56(8): 4360-4364.
Le F, Arora V, Shah D, Salazar M, Palmer H, DuPont HL, Garey KW. A real-world evaluation of oral vancomcyin for severe Clostridium difficile infection: Implications for antibiotic stewardship programs. Pharmacotherapy. 2012; 32(2): 129–134
Arora V, Kachroo S, Ghantoji SS, DuPont HL, Garey KW. Severe Horn's index predicts poor outcomes in patients with Clostridium difficile infections. Journal of Hospital Infection. 2011; 79: 23-26
Halton K, Arora V, Singh V, Ghantoji S, Shah D, Garey KW. Transmission of healthcare-associated pathogens by writing pens in a clinical research setting. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 2011; 17(6): 868–869.
Garey KW, Ghantoji SS, Shah DN, Habib M, Arora V, Jiang ZD, DuPont HL. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study to assess the ability of rifaximin to prevent recurrent diarrhoea in patients with Clostridium difficile infection. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 2011; 66 (12): 2850-2855.
Sethi S, Garey KW, Arora V, Ghantoji S, Rowan P, Smolensky M, DuPont HL. Increased rate of irritable bowel syndrome and fubnctional gastrointestinal disorders after Clostridium difficile infections. Journal of Hospital Infection. 2011 Feb;77(2):172-3.
Garey KW, Jiang Z, Ghantoji S, Tam V, Arora V, DuPont HL. A common polymorphism in the interleukin-8 gene promoter is associated with an increased risk for recurrent Clostridium difficile infections. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2010:51 (15 December): 1406-1410.
Kumar A, Arora V, Kaur IR, Talwar V. Toxoplasma antibody levels in females with habitual or sporadic abortions and normal pregnancies. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology. 2004 Apr; 22(4): 276-277.
Kaur IR, Sachdeva R, Arora V, Talwar V. Preliminary survey of leptospirosis amongst febrile patients from urban slums of east Delhi. Journal of Association of Physicians of India. 2003 Mar; 51(1): 249-251.
Kumar A, Arora V, Bhushamboo A, Ali S. Detection of Salmonella typhi by polymerase chain reaction: Implications in diagnosis of typhoid fever. Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 2002 Apr; 2(2): 107-110.
Arora V, Garey KW. (2013) Chemotherapy of Clostridium sp Infections. Nightingale CH and Gahan C (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Microbiology. Springer. ISBN-13: 978-1441907134
Arora V, Arora R. (2005). General Microbiology; Bacteriology; Mycology; Virology; Parasitology; Immunology. In Arora V, Arora R (Ed.), Review of Microbiology (pp. 1-312). New Delhi, India. PEEPEE Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-8188867554
Arora V, Singh V, Garey KW . (2010) Laboratory Procedures Manual (Volume: Cell culture methods). Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration, University of Houston College of Pharmacy. Houston, TX
Arora V, Singh V, Garey KW . (2010) Laboratory Procedures Manual (Volume: Molecular methods). Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration, University of Houston College of Pharmacy. Houston, TX
Arora V. (2004) Bacteriological methods in laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis. University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, India.