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Richard Arnold, MD

Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine (DOM)
College Head, Cascade College, UW School of Medicine

Education & Training

MD, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1978
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 1978-1981

Professional Interests

Medical education research
Service learning


Alpha Omega Alpha, 2008
Gold Humanism Honor Society, Faculty Selection, 2012

Selected Publications

Bays A, Engelberg, RA, Back AL, Ford DW, Downey, L, Shannon SE, Doorenbos AZ, Edlund B, Christenson P, Arnold RW, O’Connor K, Kross EK, Reinke LF, Feemster LC, Edwards, Alexander SC, Tulsky JA, Curtis JR. Interprofessional communication skills training for serious illness: Evaluation of a small group, simulated patient intervention. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2013, in press.
Curtis JR, Back AL, Ford DW, Downey L, Shannon SE, Doorenbos AZ, Kross EK, Reinke LF, Feemster LC, Barbara Edlund B, Arnold RW, O’Connor K, Engelberg RA. Effect of communication skills training for residents and nurse practitioners on quality of communication with patients with serious illness: a randomized trial. JAMA 2013, 310(21):2271-2281.
Losh DP, Mauksch LB, Arnold RW, Maresca TM, Storck MG, Maestas R, Goldstein E. Teaching inpatient communication skills to medical students: an innovative strategy. Academic Medicine, Vol 80 (2) pg 118-124, Feb, 2005.
Arnold RW, Losh DP, Mauksch LB, Maresca TM, Storck MG, Wenrich MD, Goldstein EA. Lexicon creation to promote faculty development in medical communication. Patient Educ Counseling, doi:10.1016/j.pec.2008.08.016.
Bomsztyk, M and Arnold RW, Infections in Travelers, Infectious Disease Threats, Med Clinics of N Am, Vol 97 (4) pg 697-720, July 2013.