Mark G. Kortepeter, MD, MPH is an infectious disease and public health physician. He is a Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska School of Public Health and Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Uniformed Services University. He also serves as faculty with the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Dr. Kortepeter retired from the US Army as a Colonel in 2016, after 27+ years. During that time, he served in multiple leadership roles, including: Associate Dean for Research at the Uniformed Services University, Director of the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program, Biodefense Consultant to the Army Surgeon General, and Deputy Commander (equivalent to Chief Operating Officer), Deputy Chief of Virology, and Chief of Medicine at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). He has served as a consultant or on panels related to biodefense for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the Biomedical Advanced Development Authority, the World Health Organization, and he was co-Chair of NATO’s Biomedical Advisory Panel.
Dr. Kortepeter has specific expertise and interest in the pathophysiology of Ebola virus infection, care for patients requiring containment, and investigational vaccines and treatments as well as management of laboratory exposures to potential biological weapons threats. He has published over 60 journal articles and book chapters, as well as an infectious disease novel thriller, Biohazard 9-1-1.
Dr. Kortepeter received his BA from Harvard College, his MD from New Jersey Medical School (now Rutgers), and his MPH from Harvard School of Public Health.