Paige Waterman


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Chair of the Department of Medicine
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
antimicrobial resistance & stewardship, emerging infectious diseases, global health, wound infections, medical countermeasures, healthcare policy
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University of Pennsylvania, BS
Catholic University of America, MS
Johns Hopkins University – Post-Master’s Certificate
University of Maryland, College Park – Post-Baccalaureate
Chicago Medical School, MD
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, National Capital Consortium
Diploma, Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Uniformed Services University
Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, National Capital Consortium


Retired Army Colonel (Dr.) Paige Waterman is a Professor and Chair of Medicine, and Vice Chair for Clinical Research within the Department of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD.

Dr. Waterman is an infectious disease clinician, researcher, and leader in the battle against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Throughout her career, Dr. Waterman has worked in highly collaborative national and international teams to curb rising drug resistance through the surveillance and early detection of emerging pathogens, policy creation and coordinated antimicrobial stewardship. As a military officer, Dr. Waterman served as deputy director of the then nascent Multidrug-Resistant Organism Repository and Surveillance Network (MRSN), at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), to collect pathogens for epidemiologic and molecular characterization, profiling and centralized archiving and clinical correlation. She was also detailed to the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Directorate to establish its antimicrobial resistance effort and become the deputy director of the Global Emerging Infections Surveillance (GEIS) section. Dr. Waterman deployed as the Infectious Disease Theater Consultant and Clinic Chief for the 10th Mountain 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Afghanistan in 2011-12.

Throughout her career, Dr. Waterman has led clinical trials, manufacturing of biologics (vaccines), AMR and antimicrobial stewardship, clinical and bacterial genomic characterization, wound infection diagnostic and therapeutic development efforts, and global infectious disease surveillance. She also led the biodefense and bioeconomy policy effort at the Office of Science and Technology Policy within the Executive Office of the President. She served for more than 4 years as the Medical Research and Development Consultant to the Army Surgeon General and is a past President of the Greater Washington area Infectious Disease Society. Among her military decorations include the Legion of Merit, Presidential Service Badge, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star, Surgeon General “A” Proficiency Designator, and Order of Military Medical Merit.