David Weber, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Professor of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health
Medical Director, UNC Hospitals’ Departments of Hospital Epidemiology and Occupational Health Service
Associate Chief Medical Officer, UNC Health Care
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David J Weber, MD, MPH

Phone: (919) 966-2537
Fax: (919) 966-6714
Email: dweber@unch.unc.edu

Division of Infectious Diseases
CB# 7030, Bioinformatics Building
130 Mason Farm Road, 2nd Floor
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7030


M.D., University of California at San Diego, 1977
M.P.H., School of Public Health, Harvard University, 1985

Board Certifications

National Board of Medical Examiners, 1977
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1980
American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 1983
American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Instructor, 1985
Diplomate, Infectious Disease Boards, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1988
Diplomate, Critical Care Medicine Boards, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1991
Diplomate, Preventive Medicine Boards, American Academy of Preventive Medicine, 1992

Research Summary

Dr. Weber’s research interests include hospital-acquired (nosocomial) infections especially antibiotic-resistant pathogens, surveillance, disinfection and sterilization, nosocomial pneumonia, hand hygiene, and outbreak investigations. Other research interests include new and emerging infectious diseases (Pfiesteria, CJD, Norwalk agent), infections in child care centers, tuberculosis, and bioterrorist agents.

Through his roles as medical director of hospital epidemiology and associate chief medical officer of UNC Health Care, Dr. Weber works to prevent hospital-acquired infections in patients and staff at UNC Hospitals. He is a member of UNC Hospitals’ Zika Response Working Group. This response currently includes keeping clinic directors informed of Zika virus updates, providing UNC Health Care personnel and patients with pre- and post-travel counseling and evaluations, and developing a diagnostic testing algorithm.


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