Dr. Peoples graduated from West Point in 1984 and from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1988. After a surgical internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC), he completed his surgical training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA in 1996. During that time, Dr. Peoples also completed a research fellowship at the Laboratory of Biologic Cancer Therapy at Harvard Medical School. He then completed a surgical oncology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) in Houston, TX in 1998. He served as the Chief, Surgical Oncology at WRAMC until 2006 when he assumed the same position at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. Currently, Dr. Peoples continues in this clinical role as well as serves as the Director of the Cancer Vaccine Development Program, Deputy Director of the United States Military Cancer Institute, Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and Adjunct Professor of Surgical Oncology at MDACC. He is the PI on numerous multi-center clinical trials of cancer vaccines being conducted nationally and internationally. He has written extensively on the immune response to cancer.