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COL (ret) George E. Peoples, MD


Dr. Peoples COL (ret) George E. Peoples, MD, FACS recently retired from 30 years of active duty as a surgeon and research scientist in the military. He is the Founder and CEO of Cancer Insight as well as the Cancer Vaccine Development Program (CVDP).

The CVDP has 15 years of experience in discovering, developing, and clinical testing of cancer vaccines – four of which have been licensed for commercial development. With his retirement from the military, Dr. Peoples has decided to carry on his work by creating Cancer Insight, LLC, which is a clinical research and development organization currently conducting multiple phase I and II trials and continuing his work with the CVDP.

Additionally, Dr. Peoples is a Professor of Surgery at USUHS and a Professor (adjunct) of Surgical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC). He is the past Chair of the Cancer Program, San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) and the past Deputy Director of the United States Military Cancer Institute. Dr. Peoples served as the Chief of Surgical Oncology at Walter Reed Amy Medical Center (WRAMC) (1998-2006) and at SAMMC (2006-2014). He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point (1984) and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (1988). He completed his surgical training at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and during that time, also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Laboratory of Biologic Cancer Therapy at Harvard Medical School (1988-1996). He then completed a surgical oncology fellowship at MDACC (1998) before becoming Chief of Surgical Oncology at WRAMC. He has written extensively on the immune response to cancer with over 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters.


Dr. Peoples — Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Brooke Army Medical Center PAO Article about Dr. Peoples:

I’m very proud to have served my country for three decades while caring for the best patients in the world—our military beneficiaries
Dr. Peoples | BAMC PAO (pdf)