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Faculty Information

Arlene R. Curry, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology and Medicine
Room 1180W Dental Center, 421 First Avenue
Fax: 212-995-4249


MD, Medicine, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine 1982



Student Council Awards, Certificates of Appreciation: 05-2014, 05-2013, 05-2005

Medical Reserve Corps Appreciation: Physician responder during Hurricane Sandy


  • NYUCD Health Screening Unit Physician
  • Internal Medicine Board Recertification - in process
  • Hospitalist at Huntingtion Hospital per diem
  • (Former) Emergency Department Physician for Emergency Care Associates of St.
  • Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in New York City

Advanced training ACLS, Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  • BLS, Basic Life Support/AED
  • ATLS, Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • BDLS, Basic Disaster Life Support
  • CDLS, Core Disaster Life Support
  • Research Interests / Professional Overview

I have a full-time position and split my time as a Health Screening Unit physician and faculty teaching pre-clinical courses. I do teach post-graduates on a variety of medical topics.

In NYUCD Health Screening Unit, I evaluate faculty and staff for annual health examinations.  I also perform urgent/emergent consultations on faculty, staff and students as requested.

As a former Emergency Department Physician, I have maintained my interest in emergency preparedness. As a result, I am part of the College's Panel for Catastrophe Preparedness as the Medical Director. I direct and teach the catastrophe elective to the D3 and D4 students. I now lecture with Drs. David Glotzer, Miriam Robbins and Victoria Raveis in the Basic Defense Life Support Course.

I am a physician responder for the Medical Reserve Corps which was created by the Department Of Health and Mental Hygiene.

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Director of History and Physical Examination Course for D2 Students
  • Co-director of Systems Pathology Course for D2 Students; Resource for faculty and students in Clinic 1A (Wednesday)
  • Director of Elective in Catastrophe Preparedness
  • Catastrophe Preparedness Committee for NYU CD as Medical Director
  • National Meeting Panel Presentation:
    "The Road to Collaboration is Paved with Good Intentions:  NYU College of Dentistry"ADEA, San Diego 03-2011


  • Co-Investigator, Clinical Trials Number 09-0648, Completed
    Sponsor: Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare UK
  • "A Repeat Dose, Multi-Centre, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Determine the Safety and Efficacy of Flurbiprofen 8.75 mg Lozenge Compared to its Vehicle Control Lozenge in Patients with Painful Pharyngitis"

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.

R. Lin, G. Pesola, L. Bakalchuk, G. Heyl, A. Dow, C. Tenenbaum, A. Curry, R.E.Westfal: Rapid Improvement in Peak Flow in Asthmatic Patients Treated with Parenteral Methylprednisolone in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Control StudyAnn Emerg Med 1993; 33: 487-494

R.Y.Lin, A. Curry, G. Pesola, R. Knight, H.S. Lee, L. Bakalchuk, C. Tenenbaum, R.E. Westfal: Improved Outcomes in Patients with Acute Allergic Syndromes Who Are Treated with Combined H1 and H2 AntagonistsAnn Emerg Med 2000; 36: 462-468

R.Y. Lin, L.B. Schwartz, A. Curry, G.R. Pesola, H.S. Lee, L. Bakalchuk, C. Tenenbaum, R.E. Westfal: Histamine and Tryptase Levels in Patients with Acute Allergic Reactions: An Emergency Department Based Study J Allergy Clin Immunol 2000; 106: 65-71


C. Tenenbaum, R.Y. Lin, G.R. Pesola, L. Bakalchuk, G.T. Heyl, A.M. Dow, A. Curry, R.E.Westfal: Rapid Improvement in Peak Flow in Emergency Departments Asthmatics Treated with Parenteral Methylprednisolone: A Randomized Controlled Study J Invest Med 1999; 47: No. 2  36A (Abstract)

R. Knight, R.Y. Lin, A. Curry, G.R. Pesola, H.S. Lee, L. Bakalchuk, R.E. Westfal, K. Kavookjian: Clinical Effects of Combined Anti-H1 and Anti-H2 Treatment in Patients Presenting with Acute Allergic Syndromes: A Randomized Controlled Trial Ann Emerg Med 34: 4 October 1999 (Abstract)