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

Clinical Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Fellowship, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
MD, 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. DOI: 10.1002/lt.24365

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: 10.1128/JCM.42.4.1590-1595.2004

Influence of filgrastim (granulocyte colony-stimulating factor) on human immunodeficiency virus type 1 RNA in patients with cytomegalovirus retinitis
Studies of Ocular Complications of AIDS (SOCA) Research Group 2002, Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 186, no. 7, pp. 1013-1018. DOI: 10.1086/342956

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
Studies of Ocular Complications of AIDS Research Group in collaboration with AIDS Clinical Trials Group 1995, Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 172, no. 3, pp. 613-621. DOI: 10.1093/infdis/172.3.613

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: 10.1016/0197-2456(92)90027-W

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: 10.1007/BF01964446

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: 10.1002/1097-0142(19900101)65:1<9::AID-CNCR2820650105>3.0.CO;2-C

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.

Haemophilus species bacteremia in patients with cancer. A 13-year experience
Fainstein, V, Berkey, P, Elting, L & Bodey, GP 1989, Archives of internal medicine, vol. 149, no. 6, pp. 1341-1345.