Peter Rissing


Peter Rissing


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Infectious Disease


Academic Infectious Disease Physician, Professor of Medicine, Principle Investigator of MCG's Ryan White HIV Program, Hospital Epidemiologist (MCG); Wound Care Physician (Trinity Hospital of Augusta); Internal Medicine Physician

  • (706) 721-6687
  • AE 3038


  • MD, Medicine St Louis University, 1969

  • BA, Philosophy Indiana University Bloomington, 1965


  • State of Missouri Registration for the Healing Arts, 1969


  • ABIMID 1974

  • ABIM 1972

Awards & Honors

  • Facult Award ofr Institutional Service: 2012 MCG SOM, 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RINF 5000

    Infectious Disease

Teaching Interests

HIV, Infections in Incompetent Hosts, Infection Prevention


Selected Recent Publications

  • Cumulative impact of periodic top-down communications on infection prevention practices and outcomes in two units, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Role of communication content and frequency in enabling evidence-based practices, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The evolution of knowledge exchanges enabling successful practice change in two intensive care units, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Awareness of evidence-based practices alone does not translate to implementation: Insights from implementation research, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A baseline study of communication networks related to evidence-based infection prevention practices in an intensive care unit, 2010
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Epidemiology, HIV Therapy, Osteomyelitis

College Service

  • Appointments, Promotion and Tenure Committee 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member