Peter Dieter is a professor at the Carl Gustav Carus Medical School, Dresden University of Technology, Germany, where he Peter Dieterwas dean of education for almost ten years. He was also elected as a vice-president of the German society of education for six years and is member of several boards of the German Association of Faculties of Medicine (MFT - Medizinischer Fakultätentag) including the academy of higher medical education. The MFT is the representative body for all medical schools in Germany and particularly concerned with German national policy for medical education.

In 2010 Peter Dieter was honoured with Ars legendi Award for excellent teaching in higher medical education. After qualifying from the University of Freiburg (Germany), he held research and academic appointments in Freiburg and Dresden, working and publishing on cellular biology, biochemistry and biomedical engineering. Internationally, he is involved in curricular reforms, new foundations and accreditation (WFME) of medical schools, particularly in Asia and Australia. In his position as the representative for international programs at the Dresden Medical School, he arranged many exchange programmes for medical students in education and research all over the world, ranging from Harvard University and the University of Sydney to Universities in Nepal, China and Vietnam. As a member of the executive board of AMEE, he also works widely in Europe. In Dresden, he runs the module 'faculty development and leadership' of the German master programme of medical education for more than seven years.

Peter Dieter joined the AMSE Executive Committee in 2012, and was elected as President of AMSE by the General Assembly in 2014.