Peter A. Mead, MD

Infectious Disease Specialist

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About Me

I am a former software engineer (in the medical device field) turned infectious disease physician. I received my bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My medical training included receiving my medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College and completing an internal medicine residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Campus and an infectious disease fellowship at MSK. I have been on the MSK faculty since 2011. 

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My primary role at MSK is in the attending-only inpatient consult service. My clinical and research interests extend from this work and involve hardware-related infections — particularly infections of implantable central nervous system devices such as Ommaya reservoirs and cerebrospinal fluid shunts. I am also interested in infections related to urinary tract hardware (including stents and percutaneous nephrostomy tubes) and bladder replacements (such as ileal conduits and neobladders).

I am a member of the pharmaceutical and therapeutics committee and am interested in and participate in the education of house staff, infectious disease fellows, non-infectious disease physicians, and allied health professionals on antibiotic selection and use.

  • Clinical Expertise: Management of infections and infectious complications in patients with cancer.
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Residencies: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Infectious Disease

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