Charles Via, M.D.

Charles S Via, M.D.

Name: Charles S Via, M.D.

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Faculty Rank: 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
T cell immunology
Systemic lupus erythematosus, allograft rejection

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-3801


BA (cum laude), University of Virginia
MD, University of Virginia
Internship and Junior Residency, Internal Medicine, St. Elizabeth's Hospital (Tufts), Boston, MA
Senior Residency, Internal Medicine, The Carney Hospital (Boston Univ), Boston, MA
Rheumatology Fellowship, Walter Reed Army Med Ctr
Medical Staff Fellow, Experimental Immunology Branch, DCBD, NCI, NIH


Positions and employment
1976-1980 U.S. Army: Internist, Stuttgart, Germany; Asst. Chief Int. Med, West Berlin, Germany
1982-1984 Chief, Rheumatology, Brooke Army Med. Center, San Antonio, TX
1988-2004 Assistant, Associate and Full Professor (with tenure), Univ. Maryland Med. Sch., Chief, Arthritis Clinic, Baltimore VA Hospital. Co-Founder and Director, Maryland Lupus Program.
2004-present Professor, Pathology Dept., Uniformed Services Univ. of Health Sci. Bethesda, MD.

Advisory Committees
Study Sections, full member: NIH: Hypersensitivity, Autoimmune and Immune Diseases (HAI) (2009-2013); Veterans Affairs: Immunology, Merit Review Board (1995-98); Arthritis Foundation: Clinical and Applied Immunology (1991-92), Cellular Immunology (2002-03). DOD: DTRA-TMTI Viral Therapeutics (2006-07). Alliance for Lupus Research: Target Identification in lupus (2005-07, 2009-2013); Lupus Research Inst. (2012-13). NIH ad hoc reviewer: IMS/HAI, IMB, ACTS (1992-2008).
Editorial Boards: Clinical Immunology (1992-2004); Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology (2002- 2006), Clinical and Vaccine Immunology (2006-2010), Current Immunol Reviews (2005). Section Editor: The Journal of Immunology (2005-2008), Cellular Immunology (2015-present)
NIAMS Advisory Council, ex officio DOD representative. (2002-2004).

1996 US Patent # 5,514,556: Method for detecting immune dysfunction in asymptomatic AIDS patients and for predicting organ transplant rejection.GM Shearer, M Clerici, CS Via.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • The Honor Society of Phi Beta Kappa
  • Meritorious Service Medal, United States Army
  • VA Career Development Award, Research Associate
  • Phillip Hench Award in Rheumatology, Assn of Military Surgeons of the United States
  • 26th Annual Einbender Lecturer in Lupus, University of Missouri Medical School, Columbia, MO
  • Henry Kunkel Society