Donald Arnold, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Pediatric Emergency Medicine Nashville, TN

Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine

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  • Dr. Donald Arnold is a pediatric emergency medicine physician in Nashville, TN and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. He received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and has been in practice 38 years. He is experienced in pediatric asthma and public health.

Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthOTHER_TRAINING
  • Children's Hospital of AlabamaPOST_DOCTORAL_FELLOWSHIP
  • University of Virginia
    University of VirginiaRESIDENCY
  • Emory University School of Medicine
    Emory University School of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • Emory UniversityOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 2013 - 2015
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2002 - 2021
  • AL State Medical License
    AL State Medical License 1999 - 2002
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 1986 - 2021
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Grant W. Liddle Award 2017
  • Scholar Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2013
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Teaching Award (Andrea Bracikowski Award) 2009
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Pediatric Acute Asthma Exacerbations: Evaluation and Management from Emergency Department to Intensive Care Unit  
    Pardue Jones B, Fleming GM, Otillio JK, Asokan I, Arnold DH, J Asthma, 1/1/2016
  • Emesis in a young healthy child: Benign or beware?  
    Allie EH, Bhattacharya SD, Arnold DH, Pediatr Rev, 1/1/2016
  • Feno Decreases Significantly During Improved Symptom Control In Pediatric Patients After Acute Asthma Exacerbations Necessitating Emergency Department Care  
    Karlin EM, Gebretsadik T, Langley EW, Hartert TV, Peebles Jr RS, Arnold DH, J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Successful Chest X-ray Reduction Using Quality Improvement Methodology for Pediatric Patients with Acute Asthma Exacerbations
    Watnick CS, Arnold DH, Latuska R, O’Connor M, Johnson DP, Pediatric Hospital medicine Meeting (PHM), Atlanta, GA, 1/1/2018
  • Initiative to reduce chest x-ray use for pediatric patients with acute asthma exacerbations
    Watnick CS, Arnold DH, Latuska R, O’Connor M, Johnson DP, American Academy of Pediatrics NCE/Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Scientific Symposium/35th Annual Research Forum, San Francisco, CA, 2016; Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2017, 1/1/2017
  • Apneic Oxygenation During Pediatric Endotracheal Intubation
    Murphy, SL, Sheedy C, Hanson HR, Vukovic AA, Arnold DH, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine/35th Annual Research Forum/The Emergency Department Operations Study Group 2017 Conference, Jacksonville, FL, 2017; Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2017; Nashville, TN, 2017, 1/1/2017
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  • Evaluation and Management of Severe Asthma in the PED 
  • Research opportunities in the MCHCHV Emergency Department 
  • Bare Bones Statistics for Clinicians 
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Press Mentions

  • Full Course of Antibiotics Is Best for Infant Ear Infections
    Full Course of Antibiotics Is Best for Infant Ear InfectionsDecember 23, 2016 10:47

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Pediatric Research

Hospital Affiliations