Tim Uyeki, MD
Chief Medical Officer for the Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Clinical Team Lead for COVID-19 Response
Dr. Tim Uyeki is Chief Medical Officer for the Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He has also been named as the Clinical Team Lead for the COVID-19 response. He received a B.A. in Biology from Oberlin College, a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, a master’s degree in public health (epidemiology) and a master’s degree in in public policy, both from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed residencies in pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and in preventive medicine and public health at UCSF-UC Berkeley, and the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service applied epidemiology fellowship program. Prior to joining the CDC, he worked as an attending physician at UCSF SFGH for five years, pediatric critical care transport for UCSF for one year, and as a pediatric hospitalist for 2.5 years. Dr. Uyeki has worked at CDC on the epidemiology, clinical aspects, prevention and control of influenza in the U.S. and worldwide since 1998. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Dr. Uyeki has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization on clinical and epidemiological issues related to seasonal, zoonotic, and pandemic influenza, including extensive international H5N1 outbreak experience for WHO and CDC in several countries.