Werner Bischoff, MD, PhD

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center


Werner Bischoff, MD, PhD, FSHEA is an associate professor of medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He is the Health System Epidemiologist overseeing the Department of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Lexington Medical Center, and Davie Medical Center. Dr. Bischoff’s research focuses primarily on the transmission dynamics of human pathogens including viruses such as Influenza and the Common Cold. He has developed and successfully implemented a novel aerosolization technology allowing the accurate delivery of viable pathogen carrying particles in defined, mono-dispersed sizes (droplet nuclei and large droplet sizes). He has also conducted multiple field studies testing the efficacy of commonly used barrier precautions during routine care activities. Dr. Bischoff received his medical degree at the Georg-August-University Goettingen, Germany, and his doctorate in medicine at the Medical School Hannover, Germany. He obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at Wake Forest University and a PhD in Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has served on several CDC and NIH review panels. He has received contract grants from the CDC and has worked on industry-sponsored projects focusing on personal protective equipment.