About the Dean
Supporting Biology, Medicine, and Public Health at Brown
Edward J. Wing, MD became the sixth dean of medicine and biological sciences at Brown University on July 1, 2008.
Dr. Wing, is a magna cum laude graduate of Williams College (BA in chemistry) and a cum laude alumnus of Harvard Medical School. He completed his internship and residency at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston and an infectious diseases fellowship at Stanford University.
He began his career in academic medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, where in his twenty-one-year tenure he rose through the ranks to serve as chief of infectious diseases and interim chief of medicine. He became chair of Brown's Department of Medicine in 1998.
Dr. Wing's research interests, continuously funded by NIH for two-plus decades, are focused on the immune host defenses against intracellular pathogens. With strong clinical interests in infectious diseases, HIV, and international health, he oversees programs in the Dominican Republic, Kenya, India, Cambodia, Viet Nam, and Russia that provide direct care to hundreds of patients, as well as outstanding educational opportunities for Brown undergraduates, medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty.