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.

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Who’s the Person in Personalized Medicine?

Who’s the Person in Personalized Medicine?

In health care, we tend to value the new and the next, occasionally with a snub of the tried and the true. I’m thinking about how clinicians today build relationships with their patients. Research findings differ, but on average, patients spend 10 or 15 minutes with their doctor during each visit. Because of changes in(...)

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Why We Ask the Big Questions

Why We Ask the Big Questions

For more than a century, Johns Hopkins physicians and scientists have investigated the roots of wellness and made countless advances in medicine — developing breakthrough treatments that change lives. These men and women pioneered surgery for breast cancer, developed CPR, invented the first implantable pacemaker, described the role of Vitamin A to prevent blindness and identified the(...)

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Homing In on Better Health

Homing In on Better Health

At Johns Hopkins, pursuing personalized medicine is nothing new. Our founding father William Osler set the course of modern medicine by urging his colleagues to “care more for the individual patient than for the special features of his disease.” For 130 years, Johns Hopkins has focused on the idea that every patient’s battle with a(...)

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Bringing Our Global Mission Home

Bringing Our Global Mission Home

It’s been almost two years since Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, causing an estimated $100 billion in damage. Health care providers on the island are still seeing increased needs related to chronic conditions, particularly for diabetes. According to a recent Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 41 percent of Puerto Rico residents surveyed who have(...)

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Live From China, It’s John Hopkins Medicine

Live From China, It’s John Hopkins Medicine

Before becoming president of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, I spent eight years overseeing JHI’s educational infrastructure planning and medical training efforts with affiliates, particularly in Asia. My work with JHI has taken me to China at least 15 times, including many visits to Chinese universities and teaching hospitals. Last summer, I traveled to Beijing with(...)

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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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