Robert M. Arnold

Division of General Internal Medicine

Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics

Montefiore University Hospital, USA




1983 Ph.D., University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, Medicine

1983 B.A., University of Missouri, Biology and Philosophy

Publications (Selected)

  1. Claxton R, Marks S, Rosielle D, Arnold RM. The Educational Impact of Weekly Emailed Fast Facts and Concepts. J Pall Med. 2011 14(4): 475-82.
  2. Steinhauser KE, Arnold RM, Olsen MK, Lindquist J, Hays, J, Wood LL, Burton AM, Tulsky JA. Comparing Three Life-Limiting Diseases: Does Diagnosis Matter or Is Sick, Sick? J Pain Symp Management.
  3. Back AL, Trinidad, SB, Hopeley EK, Arnold RM, Baile WF, Edwards KA. What patients value when physicians give news of cancer recurrence: commentary from ‘at-risk’ patients on physician audiorecording. The Oncologist. 2011: 16 (3): 342-350.(
  4. Buss M, Lessen DS, Sullivan AM, Von Roenn, J, Arnold RM. Block SD. Hematology/Oncology Fellows' Training in Palliative Care: Results of a National Survey. Cancer. 1 MAR 2011. DOI: 10.1002/cncr.25952 (paper: 2001: 117 (18): 4304-11.
  5. Pollak K, Wilson-Childers J, Arnold RM. Applying motivational interviewing techniques to palliative care communication. J Pall Med. 2011: 14(5): 587-92.
  6. Johnson KS, Tulsk JA, Hays JC, Arnold R, Olsen MK, Lindquist JH, Steinhauser K, Which domains of spirituality are associated with anxiety and depression in patients with advanced illness? J Gen Int Med. 26(7): 751–8.
  7. Green JA, Mor MK, Shields AM, Sevick MA, Palevsky PM, Fine MJ, Arnold RM, Weisbord SD. Prevalence and Demographic and Clinical Associations of Health Literacy in Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2011 Jun; 6(6): 1354-60. Epub 2011 May 5
  8. Patterson PD, Arnold RM, Abebe K, Lave JR, Krackhardt D, Carr M, Weaver MD, Yealy DM. Variation in Emergency Medical Technician Partner familiarity. Health Sev Res. Article first published online: 9 FEB 2011. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2011.01241.x.
  9. Thomas JD, Arnold RM. Giving Feedback. J Pall Med. 2011: 14(2): 233-239.
  10. Barnato AE, Mohan D, Downs J, Bryce CL, Angus DC, Arnold RM. A randomized trial of the effect of patient race on physician ICU and life-sustaining treatment decisions for an acutely unstable elder with end-stage cancer. Crit Care Med. 2011: 39(7): 1663-1669. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182186e98
  11. Wildera E, Rosenfeld KE, Fromme EK, Sulmasy DP, Arnold RM. Approaching Patients and Family Members Who Hope for a Miracle. J Pain and Symptom Management. 2012: 42 (1): 119-25.
  12. Childers JW, Arnold RM. I Feel Uncomfortable 'Calling a Patient Out'": Educational Needs of Palliative Medicine Fellows in Managing Opioid Misuse. J Pain Symp Management. 2012. Feb; 43(2): 253-60.
  13. Hall DE, Hanusa B, Switzer G, Fine M, Arnold R. The impact of iMedConsent™ on patient decision making regarding cholecystectomy and inguinal herniorrhaphy. Journal of Surgical Research (in press).
  14. Patterson PD, Weaver MD, Abebe K, Martin-Gill C, Roth R, Guyette FX, Rittenberger J, Krackhardt D, Arnold R, Yealy DM, Lave J. Identification of adverse events in ground transport EMS. Am J Med Quality. 2011: 1062860611415515, first published on August 4, 2011. doi: 10.1177/1062860611415515
  15. Schenker Y, Smith A, Fernandez A, Arnold RM. Her Husband Doesn’t Speak Much English”: Conducting a Family Meeting with an Interpreter. J Pall Med. 2011 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22107068.
  16. Patterson PD, Weaver MD, Weaver S, Rosen M, Todorova G, Weingart L, Krackhardt D, Lave J, Arnold R, Yealy D, Salas E. Measuring teamwork and conflict among Emergency Medical Technician personnel. Prehosp Emerg Care. 0000; 00(00): 0000-0000. (In Press).
  17. Patterson PD, Weaver MD, Emeremni CA, Kloke J, Lave JR, Krackhardt D, Yealy DM, Arnold RM. Association between Familiarity and Communication between EMT partners. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2012, 00(00): 0000-0000. (In press; oral presentation at NAEMSP 2012)
  18. Vig EK, Sudore RL, Berg KM, Fromme EK, Arnold RM, Responding to surrogate requests that seem inconsistent with a patient’s living will. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2011. 42: (5): 477-82.
  19. Harris P, Arnold RM. Update in Palliative Medicine. JGIM. 2012. 27(5): 582-7.
  20. Goldstein NE, Cohen LM, Arnold RM, Goy E, Arons Sk, Ganzini L. Prevalence of formal accusations of murder and euthanasia against physicians. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2012: 15 3, 334 -339.