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Walter Albert Orenstein, American director. Fellow: Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Society (past chairman publications committee, past member council), Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Academy Pediatricians (committee on infectious diseases since 1989, liaison member, national vaccine advisory committee); member: American Public Health Association, Society for Epidemiologic Research, American Epidemiological Society.


Orenstein, Walter Albert was born on March 5, 1948 in New York City.


Bachelor of Science, City College of New York, 1968. Doctor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College Medicine, 1972.


Intern, University of California, San Francisco, 1972-1973;resident in pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, 1973-1974;Executive Information System officer division immunization, Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, 1974-1976;medical epidemiologist division immunization, Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, 1976-1977, 80-82;resident pediatrics, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, 1977-1978;fellow infectious diseases, University of Southern California Medical School, 1978-1980;resident preventive medicine, Centers Disease Control, Atlanta, 1980-1982;chief surveillance and investigations section, Centers Disease Control, Atlanta, 1982-1988;director division immunization, Centers Disease Control, Atlanta, 1988-1993;director national immunization program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, since 1993. Consultant smallpox eradication program World Health Organization, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1974-1975. Medical advisory board Centers Disease Control, Atlanta, 1981-1984, national vaccineadv. committee, since 1988, advisory commission on childhood vaccines, since 1989.

Clinical associate professor department community health Emory University School Medicine, 1985. Adjunct Professor The Rollins School Public Health, since 1992. Consultant and presenter in field.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board Pediatrics Infectious Disease Journal, 1987—2000. Co-editor: Vaccines, 1999. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Assistant surgeon general United States Public Health Service, 1995. Fellow American Academy Pediat. (liaison member, commission on infectious diseases since 1989, national vaccine advising committee), Infectious Diseases Society American, Pediat.

Infectious Diseases Society (chairman publications committee, member county). Member APHA, American Epidemiological Society, Society for Epidemiologic Research, Council the Pediat. Infectious Diseases Society.


Married Diane Rauzin. Children: Eleza Tema, Evan William.

Diane Rauzin

Eleza Tema Orenstein

Evan William Orenstein