Peter Weina

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, USA

Peter Weina is assigned to the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), Silver Spring, MD, USA, where he serves as the Deputy Commander. Weina obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees in zoology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA, and later a Ph.D. study in pathology and parasitology at the same university. After working as a parasitologist at WRAIR, Weina later entered the medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, MD, USA, completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, USA, and then a fellowship in infectious diseases at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA. Weina is board certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds a Certificate of Knowledge in clinical tropical medicine and travelers’ health from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. While assigned to WRAIR, he was Chief of pharmacology in the Division of Experimental Therapeutics, then Director of the Division of Viral Diseases. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and has more than 50 scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals and 2 books and 5 book chapters. Weina was the lead behind the availability of intravenous artesunate and recognized by the CDC’s ‘Silo-Busters Collaborative Award of Excellence’. Weina is also a world-recognized expert in leishmaniasis and the Director of the only College of American Pathologists-accredited Leishmania Diagnostics Laboratory in the world. Finally, Weina is a Lead Lecturer and the force behind the reinstatement of the WRAIR Tropical Medicine Course that educates medical personnel all around the world in tropical medicine topics. Weina is Infectious Diseases Staff at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and an Associate Professor at USUHS in the Departments of Medicine and Preventive Medicine.

Biography Updated on 29 November 2012