Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Melvin P. Weinstein is an honors graduate of Rutgers University and received his M.D. degree from the George Washington University. He trained in Internal Medicine at Hartford Hospital and in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at the University of Colorado. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Medical Microbiology. Dr. Weinstein joined the faculty at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1977 and holds the rank of Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. At RWJMS, he was the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Allergy and Immunology in the Department of Medicine from 2001-2019. He also holds an appointment as Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy at the Rutgers University College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Weinstein is a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America, the American Academy of Microbiology, and the American College of Physicians. He is currently the Chair and for many years was a voting member of the CLSI Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing. He also served on the CLSI Area Committee on Microbiology. He has served as a member of and is currently a consultant for the FDA Anti-Infective Drug Advisory Committee, and he previously served as a member of the FDA Microbiology Devices Panel. From 1991 through 1997 he served as a Trustee of the American Board of Medical Microbiology. He was the Director of the Microbiology Laboratory at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital from 1983 through 2015 and currently is Co-Director of that laboratory. In 2004, he received the BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology from the American Society for Microbiology, and in 2011 he received the BioMerieux Sonnenwirth Award for Leadership in Clinical Microbiology also from ASM. In 2016, Dr. Weinstein received the ASM’s Professional Recognition Award.
An author of more than 130 original research articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as numerous invited articles, chapters, and published abstracts, Dr. Weinstein's research has focused on the clinical and prognostic importance of bloodstream infections and the scientific basis for blood culture methods and systems. He also conducts research on methods for detecting emerging antibiotic resistance in the clinical laboratory and cost-effective use of diagnostic testing. He has lectured nationally and internationally on these and other topics.
Dr. Weinstein has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, and Clinical Microbiology Reviews and also as a peer-reviewer for numerous medical journals. He was the Co-Section Editor for Medical Microbiology for Clinical Infectious Diseases from 1996-2017 and served as a Section Editor for the 8th, 9th and 10th editions of the Manual of Clinical Microbiology. He is listed in Who's Who in America, Best Doctors in America, and Top Doctors: New York Metro Area.
Disclosure: Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute (Individual(s) Involved: Self): Committee Chair, receive expense reimbursement only, Other Financial or Material Support; First Light Diagnostics (Individual(s) Involved: Self): Advisor or Review Panel member; Helixbind, Inc. (Individual(s) Involved: Self): Advisor or Review Panel member; Safeguard Biosystems (Individual(s) Involved: Self): Advisor or Review Panel member; SeLux Diagnostics (Individual(s) Involved: Self): Consultant
Friday, October 23, 2020
2:45pm – 4:00pm EDT