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:

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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Fueling Medical Discovery

Fueling Medical Discovery

Before Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) launched, medical research was not a key focus of Saudi Aramco’s health care division. However, a pioneering group of Saudi Aramco physicians took it upon themselves to advance research efforts. For years they performed investigator-initiated research—studying the diseases and analyzing the data they saw in their practice, publishing in(...)

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Diet vs. Drugs in Treating High Blood Pressure

Diet vs. Drugs in Treating High Blood Pressure

If you’re one of the 1.13 billion people worldwide who are suffering from high blood pressure, Johns Hopkins researchers have some encouraging news. According to a new study our investigators published in the Nov. 12 issue of Journal of the American College of Cardiology, changes to your diet in conjunction with reduced salt intake may(...)

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Medical Education Across Borders

Medical Education Across Borders

As a Johns Hopkins faculty member, I have the privilege of teaching medical students and residents in the classroom and on the wards. I love participating in the learning process—helping students grapple with information, evaluate its potential for impact, and finally put it into play in their own careers and lives. Through my role as(...)

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The Future of Health Care Globalization

The Future of Health Care Globalization

We know what globalization means. Boundaries between countries disappear, giving way to single global markets for labor, manufacturing, finance and service. Money, goods, people, ideas and information mix in unprecedented ways, shaping our lives today and opportunities for tomorrow. But what does it mean for health care? When we talk about the globalization of health(...)

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