Dr Charles Wiener

Dr Charles Wiener


Charles M. Wiener, M.D. is the founding Dean/CEO of Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (PUGSOM) in Selangor, Malaysia and Professor of Medicine and Physiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. PUGSOM was established in February 2011 in collaboration with Johns Hopkins as the first graduate entry medical school in Malaysia. Dr. Wiener will also be CEO of the Perdana University Hospital upon its completion in 2014.

Dr. Wiener attended the University of Miami School of Medicine after graduating from Duke University with a degree in Management Science. He was a resident and Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington Hospitals in Seattle from 1982-1986. Prior to beginning a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins in 1988, Dr. Wiener was an American Heart Association British-American Research Fellow in the Respiratory Physiology unit of the Hammersmith Hospital in London.

Dr. Wiener joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 1991. His clinical activities include attending physician on the Johns Hopkins Hospital MICU and Pulmonary services, and an outpatient clinic in the Johns Hopkins ALS center. His research interests have focused on vasomotor control of pulmonary circulation, HIF-1 expression and function in the lung, and respiratory management of patients with neuromuscular diseases. At Johns Hopkins, he was involved extensively in undergraduate and post-graduate medical education. He was the Director of the Year 2 Bridging Sciences Curriculum, Course Director of Human Pathophysiology, Section Director of Respiratory Organ Systems, and Core Instructor in Basic Medicine.

From 2000-2010, Dr. Wiener was the Vice Chairman-Education of the Department of Medicine and Director of the William Osler Internal Medicine Training Program. From 2003-2008, he was Chair of the School of Medicine Curriculum Reform Committee that created the novel “Genes to Society” Medical curriculum that was implemented at Hopkins in 2009.

Dr. Wiener won numerous awards at Johns Hopkins for medical student teaching and mentorship including the Johns Hopkins Professors Teaching Award, Osler Housestaff Teaching Award, and the George Stuart Award for Clinical Teaching. He is the author of scientific publications, Harrison’s Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review (editions 16, 17, 18), and is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Medicine.

In January, 2011 Dr. Wiener relocated to Kuala Lumpur to establish PUGSOM which debuted in September 2011 with a pioneer class of 24 outstanding students. He is an enthusiastic sailor and squash player. Since moving to Malaysia with his wife, Professor Anne Rompalo, he has taken up badminton with exuberance.