Victor Fainstein, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Deputy Chair & Division Chair, Department of Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Education & Training

, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
, Baylor College of Medicine
, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Publications

Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of voriconazole prophylaxis for prevention of invasive aspergillosis in high-risk liver transplant recipients
Balogh, J, Gordon Burroughs, S, Boktour, M, Patel, S, Saharia, A, Ochoa, RA, McFadden, R, Victor, DW, Ankoma-Sey, V, Galati, J, Monsour, HP, Fainstein, V, Li, XC, Grimes, KA, Gaber, AO, Aloia, T & Ghobrial, RM 2016, Liver Transplantation, vol 22, no. 2, pp. 163-170.

Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of voriconazole prophylaxis for prevention of invasive aspergillosis in high-risk liver transplant recipients
Balogh, J, Gordon Burroughs, S, Boktour, M, Patel, S, Saharia, A, Ochoa, RA, McFadden, R, Victor, DW, Ankoma-Sey, V, Galati, J, Monsour, HP, Fainstein, V, Li, XC, Grimes, KA, Gaber, AO, Aloia, T & Ghobrial, RM 2016, Liver Transplantation, vol 22, no. 2, pp. 163-170. DOI:

Nonsyphilitic painless genital ulcer
Gonzalez, OY, Graviss, EA, Teeter, LD, Fainstein, V & Rodriguez-Barradas, MC 2005, Infections in Medicine, vol 22, no. 2, pp. 80-83.

Endocarditis with Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm Caused by Cardiobacterium valvarum sp. nov.
Han, XY, Meltzer, MC, Woods, JT & Fainstein, V 2004, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol 42, no. 4, pp. 1590-1595. DOI:

Influence of filgrastim (granulocyte colony-stimulating factor) on human immunodeficiency virus type 1 RNA in patients with cytomegalovirus retinitis
Davidson, M, Min, YI, Holbrook, JT, Van Natta, M, Quinn, TC, Murphy, RL, Welch, W, Jabs, DA, Carr-Holden, LM, Doyle, K, Fainstein, V, Gardner, N, Gross, R, Orengo-Nania, S, Patel, V, Samo, TC, Shigley, JW, Shawver, L, Spencer, SS, Weinert, M, Dunn, JP, Bartlett, J, Becker, R, Jabs, DA, Johnson, DA, Kempen, J, LaSalvia, S, Leslie, J, Maenza, J, Miller, T, Neisser, LG, Semba, RD, Tucker, P, Barron, B, Jarrott, B, Peyman, G, Swenie, D, Heinemann, MH, Janis, R, Polsky, B, Sepkowitz, K, Friedman, AH, Ginsburg, R, Severin, C, Teich, S, Welch, F, Rescigno, R, Paez-Boham, R, Buroff, E, Kloser, P, Wanner, M, Friedberg, DN, Addessi, A, Chachoua, A, Dieterich, D, Hill, J, Hutt, R, Kaul, A, Ligh, J, Lorenzo-Latkany, M, Pei, M, Powers, T, Weinberg, DV, Jampol, LM, Lyon, AT, Muñana, A, Murphy, R, Palella, F, Richine, L, Strugala, Z, Valadez, G, Holland, GN, Carlson, ME, Chafey, SA, Hardy, WD, Johiro, AK, MacArthur-Chang, LJ, Martin, MA, Moe, AA, Strong, CA, Tufail, A, Ugalat, PS, Weisz, JM, Freeman, WR, Arevalo-Colina, JF, Clark, T, Jarman, CL, Meixner, L, Chiang Meng, T, Spector, S, Taskintuna, I, Torriani, FJ, O’Donnell, J, Alfred, P, Ballesteros, F, Clay, D, Coleman, R, Gordon, K, Gumbley, D, Hoffman, J, Irvine, A, Jacobson, M, Larson, J, Macalalag, L, Narahara, M, Payne, M, Seiff, S, Wilson, S, Woodring, H, Blenke, A, Madera, I, Mendez, P, Murray, T, van der Horst, C, Kylstra, J, Wohl, D, Ziman, K, Grizzard, WS, Bergen, GA, Cohen, SM, Craig, JA, Dehler, RL, Elbert, E, Fox, RW, Hammer, ME, Hernandez, LS, Herrera, S, Holt, D, Kemp, S, Larkin, JA, Ledford, DK, Lockey, RF, Menosky, MM, Millard, S, Nadler, JP, Nelson, RP, Norris, D, Ormerod, LD, Pautler, SE, Poblete, SJ, Rodriguez, D, Rosenbach, KP, Seekins, DW, Toney, JR, Stevens, M, Dodge, JM, Klemstine, JL, Schuerholtz, TA, Meinert, CL, Amend-Libercci, D, Coleson-Schreur, L, Collins, KL, Collison, BJ, Dawson, C, Dodge, J, Donithan, M, Ewing, C, Fink, N, Gerczak, C, Harle, J, Holbrook, JT, Huffman, R, Isaacson, MR, Kaplan Gilpin, AM, Lane, M, Levine, CR, Martin, B, Meinert, J, Min, YI, Nowakowski, DJ, Jackson, RM, Oziemkowska, MJ, Piantadosi, B, Saah, A, Smith, M, Tonascia, J, Van Natta, ML, Kurinij, N, Mowery, RL, Alston, B, Foulkes, M, Jabs, DA, Addessi, A, Alston, B, Clark, T, Davis, MD, Feinberg, JA, Freeman, W, Holbrook, J, Holland, GN, Hubbard, L, Jacobson, M, Kurinij, N, Holland, GN, Lewis, RA, Mc Arthur-Chang, L, Meinert, C, Mowery, R, Murphy, R, Polsky, B, Tonascia, J, Jabs, DA, Davis, MD, Duncan, WR, Feinberg, J, Kessler, H, Kurinij, N, Lambert, AG, Kurinij, N, Meinert, CL, Mowery, RL, Powderly, W, Schnittman, S, Spector, S, Tonascia, J, Brown, BW, Conway, B, Grizzle, J, Nussenblatt, R, Phair, JP, Smith, H, Whitley, R, Cheng, B, Frost, K, Lambert, AG & Marco, M 2002, Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol 186, no. 7, pp. 1013-1018. DOI:

Fournier's gangrene due to Candida glabrata: Case report and review of the literature
Septimus, JD, Samo, T & Fainstein, V 2002, Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, vol 11, no. 7, pp. 406-407.

Liposomal nystatin (LNY) vs. amphotericin B (AMB) for Candidemia in non-neutropenic patients: A historical comparison
Gordon, D, Baird, I, Darouiche, R, Fainstein, V, Juaregui, L, Levy, C & Lewis, P 1997, Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol 25, no. 2.

Foscarnet-ganciclovir cytomegalovirus retinitis trial: 5. Clinical features of cytomegalovirus retinitis at diagnosis
Gilpin, AMK, Lewis, RA, Clogston, P, Fainstein, V, Gross, R, Samo, T, Tuttle, C, Jabs, DA, Apuzzo, L, Bartlett, J, Coleson, L, Dunn, JP, Eldred, L, Feinberg, J, Flynn, T, King, R, Leslie, J, Barron, B, Greenspan, D, LeCount, C, Peyman, G, Franklin, R, Polsky, B, Squires, K, Wise-Campbell, S, Friedman, AH, Cheung, TW, Justin, N, Teich, S, Sacks, H, Severin, C, Friedberg, DN, Dietrich, D, Addessi, A, Frost, K, Weinberg, D, Jampol, L, Murphy, R, Naughton, K, Henderly, D, Holland, GN, Chafey, S, Hardy, D, Fall, H, MacArthur-Chang, L, Freeman, WR, Meixnert, L, Peterson, TJ, Quiceno, JI, Rickman, L, Simanello, MA, Spector, S, ODonell, J, Hoffman, J, Irvine, A, Jacobson, M, Larson, J, Seiff, S, Davis, J, Chuang, E, Espinal, M, Mendez, P, Vandenbroucke, R, Cheeseman, R, Gittinger, J, Haubrich, R, Kachadoorian, H, Tolson, K, Kline, JM, Klemm, AC, Stecens, M, Webb, R, Brown-Bellamy, J, Markowitz, JA, Meinert, CL, Brookmeyer, R, Coleson, L, Collins, KB, Collison, BJ, Dodge, J, Donithan, M, Fink, N, Gerzack, C, Isaacson, MR, Levine, CR, Martin, B, Min, YI, Owens, RM, Nowakowski, DJ, Saah, A, Singer, S, Smith, M, Sternberg, AL, Tonascia, J, Van Natta, ML, Davis, MD, Agres-Segal, M, Armstrong, J & Brickbauer, J 1997, American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol 124, no. 2, pp. 141-157.

Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in patients with cytomegalovirus retinitis: The foscarnet-ganciclovir cytomegalovirus retinitis trial
Lewis, RA, Clogston, PS, Fainstein, V, Gross, R, Samo, T, Tuttle, C, Jabs, DA, Apuzzo, L, Bartlett, J, Coleson, LC, Dunn, JP, Eldred, L, Flynn, T, King, R, Leslie, J, Barron, B, Greenspan, D, LeCount, C, Peyman, G, Franklin, R, Heinemann, MH, Polsky, B, Squires, K, Friedman, AH, Cheung, TW, Justin, N, Sacks, H, Severin, C, Teich, S, Friedberg, DN, Addessi, A, Dietrich, D, Frost, K, Lafleur, F, Weinberg, DV, Jampol, L, Murphy, R, Naughton, K, Henderly, D, Holland, N, Chafey, S, Fall, H, Hardy, D, Kimbrell, C, MacArthur, LJ, Freeman, WR, Meixnert, L, Peterson, TJ, Quiceno, JI, Rickman, L, Simanello, MA, Spector, S, ODonell, J, Bush, T, Hoffman, J, Irvine, A, Jacobson, M, Larson, J, Seiff, S, Wanner, M, Warner, L, Davis, J, Chuang, E, Espinal, M, Mendez, P, Vandenbrouke, R, Cheeseman, SH, Gittinger, J, Haubrich, R, Kachadoorian, H, Tolson, K, Klemm, AC, Kline, KM, Stevens, M, Webb, RM, Brown-Bellamy, J, Markowitz, JA, Meinert, CL, Binder, WH, Collison, BJ, Dodge, J, Donithan, M, Fink, N, Gerzak, MR, Jones, CP, Levine, CR, Min, YI, Meinert, JL, Nowakowski, DJ, Owens, RM, Saah, A, Sandford, AL, Tonascia, J, Van Natta, ML, Mowery, RL, Clark, T, Davis, MD, Korveick, J & Mills, J 1997, American Journal of Ophthalmology, vol 124, no. 1, pp. 61-70.

Antiviral effects of foscarnet and ganciclovir therapy on human immunodeficiency virus p24 antigen in patients with aids and cytomegalovirus retinitis
Quinn, TC, Holbrook, JT, Fainstein, V, Gross, R, Sarno, T, Tuttle, C, Spector, S, Ewing, C, Flynn, T, King, R, Holbrook, JT, Isaacson, MR, Kaplan-Gilipin, A, Huffman, R, Levine, CR, Meinert, JL, Nowakowski, DJ, Smith, M, Tonascia, T & Van Natta, ML 1995, Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol 172, no. 3, pp. 613-621. DOI:

A randomized double-blind trial of vancomycin versus teicoplanin for the treatment of gram-positive bacteremia in patients with cancer
Rolston, KVI, Nguyen, H, Amos, G, Elting, L, Fainstein, V & Bodey, GP 1994, Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol 169, no. 2, pp. 350-355.

Studies of ocular complications of AIDS Foscarnet-Ganciclovir Cytomegalovirus Retinitis Trial: 1. Rationale, design, and methods
Lewis, RA, Clogston, P, Fainstein, V, Gross, R, Merin, L, Samo, T, Tuttle, C, Jabs, DA, Apuzzo, L, Bartlett, J, Dunn, JP, Eldred, L, Feinberg, J, Flynn, T, King, R, Leslie, J, Barron, B, Greenspan, D & LeCount, C 1992, Controlled Clinical Trials, vol 13, no. 1, pp. 22-39. DOI:

Approaches to management of fungal infections in cancer patients: Article reviewed II
Fainstein, V 1992, Oncology, vol 6, no. 5, pp. 147-148.

Mortality in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome treated with either foscarnet or ganciclovir for cytomegalovirus retinitis
Lewis, RA, Clogston, P, Fainstein, V, Gross, R, Samo, T, Tuttle, C, Jabs, DA, Apuzzo, L, Bartlett, J, Dunn, JP, Eldred, L, Feinberg, J, Flynn, T, King, R, Barron, B, Greenspan, D, LeCount, C, Peyman, G & Heinemann, M 1991, New England Journal of Medicine, vol 326, no. 4, pp. 213-220.

Single agent therapy for infections in cancer patients: A prospective randomized trial comparing three extended-spectrum cephalosporins
Rolston, KVI, Jones, PG, Fainstein, V, Khardori, NM, Anaissie, EJ, Steelhammer, L & Bodey, GP 1991, European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, vol 10, no. 3, pp. 139-145. DOI:

Clostridial bacteremia in cancer patients: A 12-year experience
Bodey, GP, Rodriguez, S, Fainstein, V & Elting, LS 1991, Cancer, vol 67, no. 7, pp. 1928-1942.

Nosocomial infection caused by Xanthomonas maltophilia: a case-control study of predisposing factors.
Elting, LS, Khardori, N, Bodey, GP & Fainstein, V 1990, Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America, vol 11, no. 3, pp. 134-138.

ß-Lactam regimens for the febrile neutropenic patient
Bodey, GP, Fainstein, V, Elting, LS, Anaissie, E, Rolston, K, Khardori, N, Kantarjian, H, Plager, C, Murphy, WK, Holmes, F & Cabanillas, F 1990, Cancer, vol 65, no. 1, pp. 9-16. DOI:

Nosocomial fungal pneumonia
Fainstein, V 1990, Drugs of Today, vol 26, no. 2, pp. 125-131.

Circadian variation in serum amikacin levels
Elting, L, Bodey, GP, Rosenbaum, B & Fainstein, V 1990, Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, vol 30, no. 9, pp. 798-801.