Mike Weisfeldt, professor in the Division of Cardiology, was named the 2019 recipient of the Distinguished Mentoring Award. This award honors outstanding senior faculty in the School of Medicine who have mentored a range of individuals including faculty and trainees who have gone on to establish independent, distinguished careers in academic medicine.
Mike will be honored at the Dean's Distinguished Mentoring Award Lecture given by Elias Zerhouni, professor emeritus of radiology and biomedical engineering and former executive vice dean for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, on Friday March 29 from 4-5 p.m. in the Chase Auditorium.
From Dr. Paul Rothman:
Please join me for the fourth annual School of Medicine Dean’s Distinguished Mentoring Award Lecture on Friday, March 29, from 4 to 5 p.m., in The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Chevy Chase Bank Auditorium.
I am very pleased to announce that the 2019 Distinguished Mentoring Award recipient is cardiologist and professor of medicine Myron “Mike” Weisfeldt. Dr. Weisfeldt will receive his award at the March 29 event, and a lecture in recognition of his achievements will be given by Elias Zerhouni, professor emeritus of radiology and biomedical engineering and former executive vice dean for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. A reception will immediately follow the lecture.
This honor is thoroughly deserved. A 1962 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and a 1965 Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the school of medicine, Dr. Weisfeldt has spent more than five decades devoted to the highest standards of teaching and medical care.
Over his long and illustrious career here, Dr. Weisfeldt became the William Osler Professor of Medicine and director of the school of medicine’s Department of Medicine, as well as physician-in-chief at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. For 13 years he led the department with immense distinction, mentoring dozens of medical students, interns, residents and postdoctoral fellows. Before, during and after his 1990 term as president of the American Heart Association (AHA), Dr. Weisfeldt was a dynamic leader of initiatives to make automatic external cardiac defibrillators more widely available in public and private venues. The AHA incorporated his research discoveries into its guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques and advanced cardiac life support methods.
In addition, he has pushed relentlessly to expand diversity among residents, fellows and professors at Johns Hopkins. This led to the creation of the Department of Medicine’s annual Myron L. Weisfeldt Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Diversity.
I hope you will join me in recognizing Dr. Weisfeldt for his remarkable contributions to Johns Hopkins.