Peter M. Small, MD

Peter Small

Peter M. Small, MD

Rockefeller Fellow

Peter Small spent his 20’s in clinical medicine during the dawn of the HIV epidemic. He was a Medical Resident and Chief Medical Resident at UCSF then completed Infectious Diseases subspecialty training at Stanford University.

He spent his 30s as a scientist during the boom in genomics as a faculty member in Stanford’s Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine. During these years, he published pioneering molecular epidemiologic papers that helped to shape the public health response to the resurgence of tuberculosis and seminal papers on mycobacterial population genetics.

In 2002 he moved to Seattle where for the next decade he built and ran the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Tuberculosis program. In that capacity he developed their tuberculosis strategy, and oversaw a large portfolio of vaccine, drug and diagnostic product development.
For the past 8 years he has focused on getting innovative new technology to those who need it most. In 2011, he relocated with his family to India where he worked with the government and private sector on improving the delivery of tuberculosis care provided by the burgeoning private health system. In 2015 he moved to Stony Brook University where he founded a Global Health Program focused on delivering health care in remote Madagascar.

He is currently a Rockefeller Fellow, exploring ways that smart phones and block chain can improve health in resource poor countries.

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