David S. Wilkes, MD serves as Dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where he has led the medical school’s transformation, which has included targeted initiatives to improve funding and research endeavors as well as diversity programs.
He is also Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of ImmuneWorks Inc., a biotech company developing novel therapeutics for immune-mediated lung diseases; and the national director of the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Program for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, one of the nation’s leading programs in training physician scientists.
Wilkes was elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
Wilkes received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Villanova University, his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, and conducted his residency at Temple University Hospital. Wilkes completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at University of Texas Southwestern Medical.