- MBBS, Aga Khan University, 1989
- MSc, University of Maryland, Dept. of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1996
- MBA, West Virginia University, College of Business and Economics, Morgantown, WV, 2011
1. ‘Adherence to HIV treatment and care at a rural Appalachian HIV clinic’; Parker RD, Mangine CM, Hendricks BM, Cima MJ, Mcie S, Sarwari AR. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. Jan - Feb 2017; 28(1): 67-74. PMID: 27742429.
2. ‘Clinical outcomes following hospital-wide implementation of prolonged-infusion cefepime and ceftazidime’; Turner RB, Slain D, Petros K, Keller LA, Sarwari AR,. Int J Antimicrobial Agents. July 2015 46(1): 129-30. PMID: 25957670.
3. ‘Medicine’s Missing Chapter: Primum non nocere!’; Sarwari AR. West Virginia Medical Journal. Sept/Oct 2014; 110: 6-8. PMID: 25643466.
4. ‘Extended follow-up of an antibiotic cycling program for the management of febrile neutropenia in a hematology malignancy and hematopoietic cell transplantation unit’ Cumpston AD, Craig M, Hamdani M, Abraham J, Hobbs GR, Sarwari AR. Transpl Infect Dis. Apr 2013; 15(2): 142-9. PMID: 23279656.
5. ‘Impact of a multimodal Antimicrobial Stewardship program on Pseudomonas aeruginosa susceptibility and antimicrobial use in the Intensive care Unit setting’; Slain D, Sarwari AR, Petros KO, McKnight R, Sager RB, Mullett CJ, Wilson A, Thomas JG, Moffett K, Palmer HC, Dedhia HV. Critical Care Research and Practice. May 2011, Vol. 2011, Article ID 416426. PMID: 21687626.
6. ‘A young man with chronic pancreatitis and acute myocardial infarction’, (Photo Quiz) Ahmad S, Sarwari AR. Clinical Infectious Diseases. August 2009; 49(4): 596, 636-7. PMID: 19619042.
7. ‘Typhoid and Pregnancy’, Sulaiman K, Sarwari AR. Int J Infect Dis. July 2007; 11(4): 337-41. PMID: 17321180.
8. ‘Tick exposure and Lyme Disease among summer campers in Maryland', Sarwari AR, Strickland GT, Peña C, Burkot TR. West Virginia Medical Journal. May/June 2005; 101(3): 126-130. PMID: 16161531.
9. ‘Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever: experience at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan’. Jamil B, Hasan RS, Sarwari AR, Burton J, Hewson R, Clegg C. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Aug 2005; 99(8): 577-84. PMID: 15935414.
10. ‘Features Distinguishing Amebic from Pyogenic Liver Abscess: A Review of 577 Adult Cases’. Lodhi S, Sarwari AR, Muzammil M, Salam A, Smego Jr., RA. Tropical Medicine and International Health. June 2004; 9(6): 718-23. PMID: 15189463.
11. ‘Computerized antimicrobial decision support: an offline evaluation of a database-driven empiric antimicrobial guidance program in hospitalized patients with a blood stream infection’. Mullett CJ, Thomas JG, Smith CL, Sarwari AR, Khakoo RA. Int J Med Inf. June 2004; 73(5): 455-60. PMID: 15171986.
12. ‘Brain CT and MRI findings in 100 consecutive patients with intracranial tuberculoma’. Wasay M, Kheleani BA, Moolani MK, Zaheer J, Pui M, Hasan S, Muzaffar S, Bakshi R, Sarwari AR. Journal of Neuroimaging. July 2003; 13:240-7.
13. ‘Serotype distribution of Salmonella isolates from food animals after slaughter differs from that of isolates found in humans'. Sarwari AR, Magder LS, Levine P, McNamara AM, Knower S, Armstrong GL, Etzel R, Hollingsworth J, Morris JG Jr. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. April 2001; 183(8): 1295-99. PMID: 11262216.
14. ‘Parasite density and Malaria morbidity in the Pakistani Punjab’. Prybylski D, Khaliq A, Fox E, Sarwari AR, Strickland GT. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. November 1999; 61(5): 791-801. PMID: 10586914.
15. 'Malaria in West Virginia: Forty Cases seen at a University Hospital' Sarwari AR, Fisher M, Khakoo R, Gunel E. West Virginia Medical Journal May/June 1998; 94(3): 137-142. PMID: 9641071.
- 2015 West Virginia University School of Medicine Dean’s award for Distinguished Teacher
- 2012 West Virginia University School of Medicine Alumni Association David Z. Morgan Mentor Award (selected by residents who are WVU graduates)
- 2009 West Virginia University Foundation Outstanding Teacher award
- 2008 Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator by American College of Physicians (a National Award)
- 2008 West Virginia University School of Medicine Dean’s award for Distinguished Teacher
- Awards received at the West Virginia University, Department of Medicine Annual Awards Ceremony (2005):
- "Outstanding Teacher Award” (Nominated by Students and House Staff
- "Clinician of the Year" (Nominated by Faculty and House Staff)
- Awards received at the West Virginia University, Department of Medicine Annual Awards Ceremony (2002 and 2003):
- "Outstanding Faculty” (Nominated by Faculty and House Staff)
- “Best Attending Physician" (Nominated by House Staff)
- "Clinician of the Year" (Nominated by Faculty and House Staff)
About Arif R. Sarwari
Dr. Arif Rashid Sarwari is currently a Professor in the Section of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine. He graduated from the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, and did his residency in Internal Medicine at West Virginia University (WVU) where he also served as a Chief Resident. He completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Maryland as well as a Master’s of Science in Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine. After serving for a few years at his alma mater, the Aga Khan University, as a Consultant in Infectious Diseases, he joined the faculty at the School of Medicine at WVU in 2000. He has served as the Medical Director of the WVU Positive Health Clinic, a Ryan White Part C and D funded clinic for the care of HIV positive patients. In addition he serves as a consultant to the State Rapid HIV Testing program. His interests include Medical Education, HIV, Parasitology, and Antimicrobial Resistance. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards by the Department of Medicine (Outstanding Teacher, Outstanding Faculty, Best Attending Physician, Clinician of the Year), Department of Family Medicine (Outstanding Teacher), WVU School of Medicine (Distinguished Teacher, David Z. Morgan Mentor Award)), WVU (Foundation Outstanding Teacher), and the American College of Physicians (Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator).
Grants and Research
Active Grants and Research Funding
- ‘Developing a Center of Excellence for Outpatient HIV Early Intervention Services for Women and Youth at WVU - Part D’. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. Principal Investigator.
- Grant award No. 1 H12HA24866. $208,218/year (From 2012)
- ‘West Virginia Statewide Rapid Testing’. West Virginia State Department of Health and Human Resources, Principal Investigator and Clinical Consultant (since 2007). Grant Agreement No. G090719
- ‘Developing a Center of Excellence for Outpatient HIV Early Intervention Services at WVU - Part C’. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. Principal Investigator.
- Grant award No. 1 H76HA01719. $1,093,055 (2003-7)
- Grant award No. 2 H76HA01719. $1,867,356 (2007-12)
- Grant award No. 2 H76HA01719. $2,061,511 (2013-17)
- Grant award No. 2 H76HA01719. $1,236,084 (2018-21)
Patient Care Information
- Infectious Diseases
- Infectious Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellowship, Infectious Disease Fellowship
University of Maryland, 1997
Residency, Internal Medicine Residency
West Virginia University, 1993
Other Speciality Training, AAHIVM
American Academy of HIV Medicine
Other Speciality Training, Certification of Knowledge in Tropical Medicine
WVUH Chief of Staff - 2013-2015
WVUH Vice Chief of Staff - 2011-2013