Professor of Medicine
Peter W. F. Wilson, MD is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine, Professor of Public Health (Global Health, Epidemiology) in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and Director of Epidemiology and Genomic Medicine at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. He was graduated with a B.S. from Yale University in 1970 and M.D from the University Texas Medical School at San Antonio in 1974. Postgraduate medical training took place at Duke University and he is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology.
He was employed by the NHLBI (1978-1999), Director of Laboratories at the Framingham Heart Study (1983-2003), Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine (1999-2003) and the Medical University of South Carolina (2003-2006). Awards include the US Public Health Service Citation Award (1989) US Public Service Commendation Medal (1994), Who's Who in America (2000), and was elected a member of the Association of American Physicians (2005). His professional society and committee activities have included American Diabetes Association (Professional Practice Committee 2008-2010), AHA Epidemiology and Nutrition, NPAM Spring Program Committee Chair (2008-2009), AHA Council of Committees (2009, 2015), NPAM Council Vice-Chair 2010-2012, Chair 2012-2014) , AHA Expert Panel on Risk Factors and Subclinical Disease (Chair 2008-2010), American Society of Preventive Cardiology (President 2008-2010), American Board of Clinical Lipidology examining board member (2008-2018), and editorial board memberships (ATVB (2002-2004), Journal of Clinical Lipidology (2006-), JCEM (2007-2011), Circulation CV Care and Outcomes (2009-2013), JAHA (2011-), ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guidelines and CVD Risk Assessment Working Group (2009-2013), and the FDA Endocrine and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (2014-2019). His research focuses on very large VA national cardiovascular databases and on population genetics in the Million Veterans Program. He is an author or coauthor of more than 600 scientific articles and four books.