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Peter Howard Rheinstein

Peter Howard Rheinstein, American Government official, physician, lawyer. Bar: Maryland., District of Columbia; diplomate American Board Family Practice; certified added qualifications in geriatric medicine. Recipient Commendable Svc. award Food and Drug Administration, 1981, Group award of merit, 1983, 88, Group Commendable Svc. award 1989, 92, 93, 95, Commissioner's Special citation, 1993.


Rheinstein, Peter Howard was born on September 7, 1943 in Cleveland. Son of Franz Joseph Rheinstein and Hede Henrietta (Neheimer) Rheinstein Lerner.


Rheinstein received a B.A. with high honors from Michigan State University in 1963, an M.S. in mathematics from Michigan State University in 1964, an M.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1967, and a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1973. At Michigan State University Rheinstein was noted for his facility in mathematics.


Intern United States Public Health Service Hospital, San Francisco, 1967-1968. Resident in internal medicine United States Public Health Service Hospital (now Homewood Hospital Center), Baltimore, 1968-1970, lieutenant, 1967—1968, lieutenant Commander, 1968—1970. Instructor internal medicine University Maryland, 1970-1973.

Medical director extended care facilities CHC Corporation, 1972-1974. Director drug advertising and labeling division Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, 1974-1982, acting deputy director Office Drugs, 1982-1983, acting director Office Drugs, 1983-1984, director Office Drug Standards, 1984-1990, director medicine staff Office Health Affairs, 1990-1999. Senior vice president for medical and clinical affairs Cell Works, Inc., Baltimore, 1999—2004.

President Severn Health Solutions, since 2000. Board directors Marnac, Inc., Dallas, 2003-2009. Chairman Food and Drug Administration Bureau Drugs Committee on Advanced Science Education, 1978-1986, Research in Human Subjects Committee, 1990-1992.

Adjunct professor forensic medicine George Washington University, 1974-1976. World Health Organization consultant on drug regulation National Institute for Control Pharmaceutical and Biological Products, China, 1981-1990. Advisor on essential drugs World Health Organization, 1985-1990.

Food and Drug Administration delegate to United States Pharmacopeial Convention, 1985-1990, coordinator committee for assessment and transfer of technical National Institutes of Health, 1990-1999, member health care finance administration technical advisory committee, 1990-1998, National Advisory Council on Healthcare Policy, Research and Evaluation, 1990-1999, Healthy People 2000/2010 Steering Committee, 1990-1999, United States Preventive Services Task Force, 1990-1996, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Task Force on Community Preventive Services, 1996-1999, National Task Force on Chicago Mercantile Exchange Industry/Provider Collaboration, since 1992, annual meeting chairman, 2003, member committee chairman, 2002-2005, United States Adopted Names Council Review Board, 2004-2005, United States Adopted Names Council, since 2006. Consultant in legal medicine and regulatory affairs, since 1999. Member advisory board National Commission for Certified of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Professionals, since 2006.


Vice president Intercultural Friends Foundation, since 1998. Fellow: American Academy Family Physicians, American College Legal Medicine (board governors 1983-1993, chairman finance committee 1985-1988, treasurer 1985-1988, chairman publications committee 1988-1993, chairman finance committee 1990-1991, treasurer 1990-1991, judicial council 1993-1995, President's awards 1985, 1986, 1989-1991, 1993, Gold medal 2003). Member: American Public Health Association, American Medical Association (life.

House of deals since 2002), American Bar Association, Association Clinical Research Professionals, Academy Medicine Washington, Mathematics Association American, Maryland Bar Association, Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association, National Association Retired Federal Employees (life), Society Industrial and Applied Mathematics (life), Baltimore City Medical Society, Maryland State Medical Society (delegate to United States Pharmacopeial Convention since 2008), Federal Bar Association (chairman food and drug committee 1976-1979, Distinguished Service award 1977), Drug Information Association (board directors 1982-1990, president 1984-1985, vice president 1986-1987, president 1988-1989, chairman annual meeting 1991, steering committee Americans 1991—2004, chairman annual meeting 1994, Outstanding Service award 1990), American Board Legal Medicine (treasurer 2003-2011, chairman since 2011), Academy Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators (trustee 1999—2003, president Washington-Baltimore chapter 1999—2003, vice president American Medical Association relations since 1999, secretary/treasurer 2008-2009, president elect 2009-2010, president 2010-2011, past president since 2011, chairman since 2011, president 2010-2011), Michigan State University Honors College Alumni Association (board directors 1998—2001, president 2000-2001), Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association (life), Mensa (life), University Maryland Alumni Association (life), Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association (life), Food and Drug Administration Alumni Association (life), Michigan State University Alumni Association (life), John Hopkins Club, Annapolis Yacht Club, Chartwell Golf and Country Club, Delta Theta Phi (life).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: boating, electronics, physical fitness, real estate investments.


Married Miriam Ruth Weissman, February 22, 1969. 1 child, Jason Edward.