Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair for Research of the Department of Medicine
Dr. Petri is the Wade Hampton Frost Professor of Medicine, with joint appointments in the Departments of Microbiology and Pathology at the University of Virginia Medical School. He is Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health at UVA and a past president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Dr. Petri's research interests are tropical medicine and biodefense. His current lab work is aimed at finding new means to prevent amebiasis. In 2014, he was one of 12 faculty members who received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Dr. Petri regularly teaches short courses at Hereford including the popular "Bill's Bugs" exploring the world's most interesting infectious diseases.