Sherita Hill Golden, MD, MHS, FAHA, the Hugh P. McCormick Family Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism will assume the role of Executive Vice-Chair of the Department of Medicine (DOM) assisting in the oversight of the DOM’S tripartite mission of patient care, teaching and scientific discovery.

As Executive Vice Chair, Dr. Golden works closely with administrators and clinical leaders throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine and will, amongst other responsibilities, play a major role in department policy formation and implementation, plan effective partnerships between various JHM constituencies, assist in faculty recruitment and retention, and serve as Acting Director in the director’s absence.

Dr. Golden graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She then attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, recognized by NIDDK as one of the “Ten Most Outstanding Medical Students of 1994”. Dr. Golden came to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1994 for residency on the Osler Medical Service, 1997 became a Clinical and Research Fellow in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and joined faculty in 2000  She holds joint appointments in the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research and the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.

Throughout Dr. Golden’s 20-year career at Johns Hopkins she has demonstrated her ability to lead in complex environments, to integrate large-scale operations and to develop constructive relationships across diverse groups. Dr. Golden will begin her new position by working with leaders and staff members to play a major role in a compensation committee and a transparent compensation model for the department of medicine, and work with department leadership to lay the foundation for interdisciplinary clinical service line agreements for complex disease management and wellness, provide leadership to division directors and administrators in preparing annual division and financial reviews, and actively participate in those reviews.

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