Charles Wiener

About Charles Wiener

President, Johns Hopkins Medicine International Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Charles Wiener oversees Johns Hopkins Medicine’s international enterprises, developing sustainable, innovative collaborations that raise the standard of health care around the world and providing personalized care for diverse populations. Johns Hopkins Medicine International serves as the global ambassador of the Johns Hopkins Medicine mission, leveraging JHM’s extensive knowledge base in medicine, nursing, public health, medical education, research and health care administration to deliver the promise of medicine across the globe. Dr. Wiener previously spent three years as Johns Hopkins Medicine International’s vice president of academic affairs and vice president of Asia operations. In these roles, he led multiple global projects, including strategic planning, oversight of educational infrastructure planning and medical training. He focused on coordinating faculty involvement in advancing Johns Hopkins’ growing international collaborations. Click here to learn more about Charlie.

Posts by Charles Wiener:

Carrying on a Name and a Legacy

Carrying on a Name and a Legacy

I recently spent an evening talking with inspiring medical students who have come to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from all around the world. I also had the chance to pay honor to the late Dr. Paul Lietman, a true visionary and dear friend. Eight years ago, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) created(...)

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Colleague Amplifies Global Mission in a New Position

Colleague Amplifies Global Mission in a New Position

On behalf of Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI), I want to extend heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Robert S.D. Higgins, surgeon-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the newly elected president of the national Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Dr. Higgins has been an STS member since 1997 and served in a number of leadership roles(...)

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Providing Aid When Disaster Strikes (Twice)

Providing Aid When Disaster Strikes (Twice)

Back-to-back in September 2017, two Category 5 hurricanes slammed the U.S. Virgin Islands. In the months that followed, three waves of the Johns Hopkins Go Team—a response team of the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response—traveled to St. John to provide hands-on medical care and bring much-needed supplies and medicines. As the territory is(...)

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Going Way Back in Chinese Medical Education

Going Way Back in Chinese Medical Education

Johns Hopkins’ relationship with China goes back to 1915, when William Welch, the first dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, traveled there with the China Medical Board to visit hospitals and medical schools. Committed to continuing to share knowledge with the Chinese medical community, Johns Hopkins Medicine International began a relationship with(...)

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Co-authoring a New Chapter in Chinese Health Care

Co-authoring a New Chapter in Chinese Health Care

Johns Hopkins Medicine International is excited to announce a new consulting agreement with China Northwest International Medical Center (CNIMC) to help it establish a new state-of-the-art care facility in Xi’an City. We’re entering the project at an early stage and will help CNIMC develop its structure, function and medical vision. Together, we will lay out(...)

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Just Back From JHI’s ‘Family Reunion’

Just Back From JHI’s ‘Family Reunion’

For 13 years now, Johns Hopkins Medicine International has held our version of a family reunion. Johns Hopkins Medicine International Partners Forum brings together leaders, care providers and researchers from our nearly 20 affiliates in 15 countries. Some years, the extended “family” comes to us in Baltimore. Last week Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, with(...)

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Realizing the Mission: Introducing Our Impact Report

Realizing the Mission: Introducing Our Impact Report

In 1998, with just a handful of staff, Johns Hopkins Medicine established a global ambassador, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI), to take its mission worldwide: improving the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Since then, we’ve grown to help Johns Hopkins(...)

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Before You Send In Your Saliva

Before You Send In Your Saliva

Direct-to-consumer genetic tests are popular. For a few hundred dollars, companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA promise information about disease risk for customers and their children, details about ancestry, and insights about personal characteristics—like why you may think cilantro tastes like soap. It’s a simple process. Customers just pay, sign a waiver, and send in a(...)

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Don’t Believe the Hype

Don’t Believe the Hype

In a previous post, we discussed that widely available, objective information can help prevent disease and promote health. But you’ve probably observed that a lot of health advice changes if you wait long enough. It’s hard to lead a healthy lifestyle when the rules keep changing. Remind me, where do we stand now on coffee,(...)

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23 and Me (and You, Too)

23 and Me (and You, Too)

Twenty-three. That’s how many annual medical tests and immunizations Johns Hopkins suggests for a man my age on its prevention guidelines webpage. These recommendations span everything from blood pressure screenings to counseling for depression to seasonal flu vaccination. Hopkins bases these guidelines on information from the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Preventive Services Task(...)

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