Melvin P. Weinstein, M.D.
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Melvin P. Weinstein, M.D., is an emeritus professor of medicine and pathology & laboratory medicine and was Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Allergy and Immunology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School from 2001-2019. He is a fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America, the American Academy of Microbiology and the American College of Physicians. He was Chair of the Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute’s (CLSI) Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing from 2017-2020 and served on the CLSI Area Committee in Microbiology. He also served on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Anti-Infective Drug Advisory Committee, the FDA Microbiology Devices Panel and as a trustee of the American Board of Medical Microbiology. Weinstein directed the Microbiology Laboratory at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital from 1983-2015 and remains co-director of this laboratory.
An author of 136 peer-reviewed research articles, as well as numerous invited articles, chapters and published abstracts, his research focused primarily on the clinical and prognostic importance of bloodstream infections and the scientific basis for blood culture methods and systems, as well as on the cost-effective use of diagnostic testing. He has lectured nationally and internationally on a range of topics and served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Reviews and as a peer-reviewer for numerous medical journals. Weinstein was the co-section editor for Medical Microbiology for Clinical Infectious Diseases from 1996-2017 and served as a section editor for the 8th, 9th and 10th editions of the ASM Manual of Clinical Microbiology.