Thomas V. Inglesby, MD, is the director and chief executive officer of the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC. Before being named to that post in 2009, he served as chief operating officer and deputy director of the Baltimore-based center since its founding in 2003. He is also an associate professor of medicine and public health at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health. An infectious diseases physician by training, Dr. Inglesby was one of the founding members of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, where he was the deputy director from 2001 to 2003.
Dr. Inglesby has been an advisor to numerous government, scientific and academic organizations on issues related to biosecurity. He was a principal designer, author and controller of the widely recognized Atlantic Storm exercise of 2005 and of the Dark Winter smallpox exercise of 2001. He is coeditor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science and has authored a number of widely cited publications on anthrax, smallpox and plague and on a range of biosecurity issues, including medicine and hospital preparedness, scientific research strategy, pandemic response and national security.