Peter H. Kilmarx, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A

Executive Title
Deputy Director
NIH Institute
Fogarty International Center
(301) 496-1415
Building 31, Room B2C02
31 Center Drive MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892
  • A.B., Dartmouth College
  • M.D., Dartmouth-Brown combined program in medicine.
Prior Positions
  • Rear Admiral, Lower Half (Assistant Surgeon General) U.S. Public Health Service (retired)
  • Team Leader, CDC Sierra Leone Ebola Response
  • Director, CDC/Zimbabwe
  • Senior Advisor to the Director for Health Reform, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, CDC/Atlanta
  • Chief, Epidemiology Branch, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, CDC/Atlanta
  • Acting Chief, Surveillance and Infrastructure Branch, Global AIDS Program, CDC/Atlanta
  • Director, the BOTUSA Project; Global AIDS Program, CDC/Botswana
  • Chief, Sexual Transmission Research Section and Associate Director for Thailand MOPH–U.S. CDC Collaboration, Thailand
  • Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer,  Division of STD Prevention, CDC
  • Osler Internal Medicine Resident and Infectious Disease Fellow, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fisheries Volunteer, Peace Corps, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) (fish ponds still productive to present)
Professional Accomplishments
  • As Deputy Directory of the Fogarty International Center, co-leading the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI), which brings African postdoctoral fellows to NIH, and a global working group increasing effectiveness and equity in health research capacity building for pandemic preparedness using data and metrics.
  • Has received numerous awards including the US Public Health Service (USPHS) Distinguished Service Medal, the highest award granted to a Corps officer, for a distinguished USPHS career responding to HIV/AIDS and other infectious disease threats and building health research capacity worldwide, and the USPHS Presidential Unit Citation, for “extraordinary courage and the highest level of performance in action throughout the United States Government's response to the Ebola outbreak."
  • Served in Peace Corps in Zaïre (Democratic Republic of Congo [DRC]) as a fisheries volunteer after graduation from Dartmouth College.
  • Completed internship and residency in internal medicine and initiated a fellowship in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins.
  • Joined Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta in 1994.
  • Directed CDC's northern Thailand HIV/STD prevention research field station from 1996 to 2002.
  • Directed CDC's Botswana office from 2002 to 2005, implementing the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and conducting HIV and TB prevention research.
  • Served in CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention as the Chief of the Epidemiology Branch from 2006 to 2010.
  • Served as Senior Advisor to the Director for Health Reform from 2010 to 2011.
  • Directed CDC’s Zimbabwe office from 2011 to 2015.