Professor of Medicine, Infectious Disease Division, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Dr. Opal's interests are septic shock research, molecular signaling pathways, microbial toxins and mediators, and antibiotic resistance. The early events that occur in the pathophysiology of septic shock is his primary laboratory interest. Clinical trial design, implementation and analysis from phase I to phase III trials are his primary clinical research focus. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed primary research papers, over 100 editorials and invited commentaries, and authored or co-authored over 80 book chapters in infectious diseases and critical care medicine. He is a member of the editorial staff of numerous academic research journals and three textbooks in the field of infectious diseases, endotoxin-mediated diseases and septic shock. He is a member of the International Sepsis Forum and serves on the steering committee of The International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society. He is a fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America.