We are pleased to announce that Kimberly Peairs, MD, has been named the inaugural Associate Vice Chair for Ambulatory Operations beginning January 1, 2016. In this role, Dr. Peairs will act as a resource for divisions to ensure high quality patient- and family-centered outpatient care. She will work to ensure a patient and provider friendly ambulatory experience and serve as a liaison between the Department of Medicine and the Director of Ambulatory Services for Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Dr. Peairs is an invaluable clinician-educator whose work consistently promotes high quality patient care, resident education and scholarship in cancer outcomes. After joining Hopkins as a medical student in 1992, she completed her internship and residency and served as an Assistant Chief of Service at the Johns Hopkins Hospital before becoming faculty at the rank of assistant professor in 1997. Since then, she has become the clinical director in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Greenspring Station and developed the Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Survivor Transition Program to aid patients as they transition from oncology to primary care. She now acts as a vital contributor to the Cancer Health Services and Outcomes Research group. As an Internal Medicine Housestaff preceptor and Longcope Firm Faculty member for over 15 years, she has proven her ability to act as a mentor. She will continue to work with members of the residency program as well as the other vice chairs and DOM leadership in her new role.

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