Richard P. Wenzel, M.D., M.Sc., joined the MCV Foundation board in 1999.
Richard is one of the leading infectious diseases epidemiologists in the world, having established his reputation in the field of infection control in hospitals. He is former chairman of VCU’s Department of Internal Medicine and president of MCV Physicians (Practice Plan) and senior associate dean for clinical affairs. He has trained more than 50 fellows and hundreds of visitors to his institution.
In 2001 the National Institutes of Health named him one of the ten "Great Teachers" in Clinical Medicine Service, and in 2010 he received the Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement. Richard is the founding editor of two journals: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and Clinical Performance and Quality Health Care. Having served on the editorial board of The New England Journal of Medicine from 1992 to 2000, he has been the journal's editor-at-large since 2001.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Haverford College, a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University and a master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of London.