Christopher A. Ohl, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

56 Ratings

Christopher A. Ohl, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Utilization and Impact on Clinical Outcomes, Antimicrobial Resistance

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-2700
Department: 336-716-4070

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Education & Training

  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1982
  • M.D., University of Wisconsin Medical School, 1986
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, National Naval Med Ctr, 1987
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, National Naval Med Ctr, 1992
  • Fellowship, Infectious Disease, National Naval Med Ctr, 1994

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine


  • Am Coll Of Physicians
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Infectious Disease Soc of Amer

NPI Number

  • 1619952991
Christopher A. Ohl, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

56 Ratings

Christopher A. Ohl, M.D.

Professor, Infectious Diseases

Research Interests

Anti-Bacterial Agents; Bacterial Infections; BK Virus; Cytosine; Encephalitis
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2700 | Department: 336-716-4070

Recent Publications

Reply to Young, Ochi, and Marimuthu [letter]. Williamson JC, Gibbs HG, Ohl CA, Johnson JW, Beardsley JR, Luther VP, Rokas KE.. Clin Infect Dis. 2016;62(6):810-811.

Implementing an antibiotic stewardship program: guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Barlam TF, Cosgrove SE, Abbo LM, MacDougall C, Schuetz AN, Septimus EJ, Srinivasan A, Dellit TH, Falck-Ytter YT, Fishman NO, Hamilton CW, Jenkins TC, Lipsett PA, Malani PN, May LS, Moran GJ, Neuhauser MM, Newland JG, Ohl CA, Samore MH, Seo SK, Trivedi KK.. Clin Infect Dis. 2016;62(10):e51-e77.

The addition of intravenous metronidazole to oral vancomycin is associated with improved mortality in critically ill patients with Clostridium difficile Infection. Rokas KE, Johnson JW, Beardsley JR, Ohl CA, Luther VP, Williamson JC.. Clin Infect Dis. 2015;61(6):934-941.

Create allies, IDSA stewardship commitments should prioritize health professions learners [letter]. Schwartz BS, Armstrong WS, Ohl CA, Luther VP.. Clin Infect Dis. 2015;61(10):1626-1627.

Health care provider education as a tool to enhance antibiotic stewardship practices. Ohl CA, Luther VP.. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2014;28(2):177-193.

Clinical and microbiological implications of time-to-positivity of blood cultures in patients with Gram-negative bacilli bacteremia. Palmer HR, Palavecino EL, Johnson JW, Ohl CA, Williamson JC.. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013;32(7):955-959.

BK virus encephalitis: case report, review of the literature, and description of a novel treatment modality. Chittick P, Williamson JC, Ohl CA.. Ann Pharmacother. 2013;47(9):1229-1233.

Antimicrobial stewardship education for medical students [letter]. Luther VP, Ohl CA, Hicks LA.. Clin Infect Dis. 2013;57(9):1366.

Optimizing empiric antibiotic therapy in patients with severe beta-lactam allergy. Koliscak LP, Johnson JW, Beardsley JR, Miller DP, Williamson JC, Luther VP, Ohl CA.. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013;57(12):5918-5923.

Show me the money: long-term financial impact of an antimicrobial stewardship program. Beardsley JR, Williamson JC, Johnson JW, Luther VP, Wrenn RH, Ohl CC.. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012;33(4):398-400.

Antimicrobial stewardship for inpatient facilities. Ohl CA, Luther VP.. J Hosp Med. 2011;6(Suppl 1):S4-S15.

Antimicrobial stewardship programs in community hospitals: the evidence base and case studies. Ohl CA, Dodds Ashley ES.. Clin Infect Dis. 2011;53(Suppl 1):S23-S28.

Infectious arthritis of native joints. Ohl CA. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's principles and practice of infectious diseases, vol 1. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier;2010: 1443-1456.

Corticosteroids in the treatment of hepatic tuberculosis: case report and review of the literature. Luther VP, Bookstaver PB, Ohl CA.. Scand J Infect Dis. 2010;42(2):315-317.

Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis and its clinical distinction from Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Paddock CD, Finley RW, Wright CS, Robinson HN, Schrodt BJ, Lane CC, Ekenna O, Blass MA, Tamminga CL, Ohl CA, et al.. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008;29(Suppl 1):1188-1196.

Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a report of success. Miller DP, Furberg CD, Small RH, Millman FM, Ambrosius WT, Harshbarger JS, Ohl CA.. Am J Manag Care. 2007;13(8):473-480.

Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success [abstract]. Miller DP, Furberg CD, Small RH, Millman FM, Ambrosius WT, Harshbarger JS, Ohl CA.. J Gen Intern Med. 2007;22(Suppl 1):64.

Risk factors for invasive infection due to cephalosporin resistant enterobacter [abstract]. Luther VP, Smith ZE, Varela V, Williamson JC, Karchmer TB, Palavecino E, Ohl CA.. In: Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America; 2007 Apr 14-17; Baltimore (MD). 2007;():a252.5.

Using local microbiologic data to develop institution-specific guidelines for the treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia. Beardsley JR, Williamson JC, Johnson JW, Ohl CA, Karchmer TB, Bowton DL.. Chest. 2006;130(3):787-793.

Epidemiology of pneumococcal disease and efficacy of polysaccharide vaccines in adults [abstract]. Ohl C.. 12th International Conference on Infectious Diseases Abstract Book. 2006;():S232-S233.

Improper pre-cision timing of vancomycin prophylaxis in patients undergoing CAG, laminectomy and total joint replacement [abstract]. Ganatra V, Williamson J, Johnson J, Beardsley J, Karchmer TB, Ohl CA.. In: 44th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Abstracts; 2006 Oct 12-15; Toronto (Canada). 2006;():85.

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Professor, Infectious Diseases

Clinical Interests

Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Utilization and Impact on Clinical Outcomes, Antimicrobial Resistance
Christopher A. Ohl, M.D.

Christopher A. Ohl, M.D.

Professor, Infectious Diseases

Doctor Rating

4.9 out of 5

Christopher A. Ohl, M.D.56 Ratings


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*Dr. Ohl was very enjoyable to have as a provider. He was very kind and knowledgeable.


*Dr. Ohl very friendly. Respects patients. Takes time to explain things. Very knowledgeable.


I would highly recommend him!! He spent a lot of time with us. Explained things extremely well and did not rush us. He treated us like we were very important to him.


Exc. dr.


I'm extremely confident in Dr. Ohl medical advice. He gave me the best advice in his expertise in ID, and knew when to encourage me to speak to another physician for the best information in matters that would be handled best by another specialist.

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