Dr. Cynthia Boyd was named interim director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology effective July 1. She has graciously agreed to serve as interim director following Dr. Chris Durso’s move to director of the Department of Medicine at JHBMC.

Dr. Boyd is a professor of medicine with a joint appointment in health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a core faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health and the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care.

She earned her medical degree from Duke, as well as a master’s in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Boyd came to Hopkins to complete her residency, followed by a fellowship in geriatric medicine and gerontology. A former Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar, Dr. Boyd’s main interests include the clinical care of comorbid chronically ill and frail older adults, both chronically and during acute illness such as hospitalization. She has been recognized with several honors, including a Discovery Fund for Synergy and Innovation Award from Johns Hopkins in 2014.

We’d like to thank Dr. Boyd for her leadership and dedication to the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.

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