2021 Reunion and Alumni Weekend Virtual Award and Portrait Ceremony
Distinguished Alumni Awards
Presented by the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association
Brian T. Garibaldi, M.D., Med ’04, Ed ’18
Dr. Brian Garibaldi is associate professor of medicine, physiology and health sciences informatics in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, where he attends in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU). He is medical director of The Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit (BCU), a federally funded special pathogens treatment center. The BCU was one of the first units to care for COVID-19 patients in Maryland. In addition to COVID-19 clinical care, Brian directs the COVID-19 Precision Medicine Center of Excellence, which is dedicated to understanding the pathobiology of COVID-19 and the impact of therapeutics on disease outcome.
Brian is an associate program director of the Osler Medical Residency Program, where he leads bedside clinical skills training and assessment. In 2017, he co-founded and became the first president of the Society of Bedside Medicine, an organization devoted to education, innovation and research on the role of the clinical encounter in 21st century medicine. He currently leads a multicenter team exploring the factors that impact graduate medical resident clinical skills and professional fulfillment as part of the American Medical Association’s Reimagining Residency Initiative. Brian was the inaugural recipient of the Jeremiah A. Barondess fellowship in the clinical transaction from the New York Academy of Medicine and the ACGME in 2016. He is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and the American College of Physicians. He is also a member of the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins.
William G. Kaelin, Jr., M.D., Med PGF ’86 (Osler Medical Residency alumni)
Dr. William Kaelin obtained undergraduate and M.D. degrees from Duke University and completed his internal medicine training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he served as assistant chief of service on the Thayer firm. He was a clinical fellow in medical oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of David Livingston, during which time he was a McDonnell Scholar. He has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator since 1998 and is the Sidney Farber Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Doctor Kaelin is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the American College of Physicians, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine. He previously served on the NCI Board of Scientific Advisors, the AACR Board of Trustees, and the IOM National Cancer Policy Board. He has received numerous awards including the MSKCC Paul Marks Prize, the AACR Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Prize, a Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award, the Canada International Gairdner International Award, the ASCI Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award, the Scientific Grand Prix of the Foundation Lefoulon-Delalande and the Institute of France, the Albert Lasker Prize, the Helis Award, and the Massry Prize. In 2019 Dr. Kaelin received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, together with Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Greg Semenza, for his work on oxygen sensing.
Lisa L. Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H., Med ’98, BSPH ’07, HS '01, PGF '03
Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H., FSHEA, FIDSA is an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Maragakis is the Senior Director of Infection Prevention, at The Johns Hopkins Health System and the Hospital Epidemiologist for The Johns Hopkins Hospital. In these roles, she is responsible for the conceptualization, planning, implementation, and development of the Johns Hopkins Health System's infection control and prevention program. Her research interests are the epidemiology, prevention and control of healthcare-acquired infections and antimicrobial-resistant gram-negative bacilli. Dr. Maragakis serves as the Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Biocontainment Unit and as Incident Commander for the Johns Hopkins Medicine COVID-19 response. She also serves as the IDSA Co-Chair for the 2014 and 2020 Updates of the Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections, and as the Co-Chair of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC).
J. Mario Molina, M.D., HS '87. PGF ’87
Dr. J. Mario Molina is a healthcare entrepreneur, endocrinologist and philanthropist, best known for his tenure of over 20 years as chairman and chief executive officer of Molina Healthcare (NYSE: MOH), a Fortune 200 company he and his family founded in the 1980’s.
He is currently chairman of the board at United States of Care, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Global and Community Health at Claremont Graduate University.
He was Founding Dean of the Keck Graduate Institute School of Medicine and served as founder and president of Golden Shore Medical Group.
He has served on a variety of corporate and non-profit boards including Apollo Medical Holdings, Care3, Breath Direct, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Aquarium of the Pacific, Homeboy Industries, The Huntington Library, and the Standing Committee of the Osler Library of McGill University.
He earned his M.D. from the University of Southern California and performed his internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism.
In 2016, he was named one of the 50 most influential physician executives by Modern Healthcare, and in 2015 and 2016 he was named one of the 100 most influential people in health care. He was recognized as one of the 25 most influential Latinos in America by Time magazine in 2005.
At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Molina has endowed the Myron L. Weisfeldt Professor in the Osler Medical Residency Program, the J. Mario Molina Chair in the History of Medicine, and the C. David Molina Chair in Medicine.
Hall of Fame
Susan M. MacDonald, M.D., HS ’84, PGF ’87
Dr. Susan MacDonald was a pioneer, always fearlessly advocating for women. Dr. MacDonald graduated from Regis College, earned her MD from the University of Massachusetts, and came to the Osler residency in 1980. She served as an Assistant Chief of Service and completed fellowships in rheumatology and clinical immunology.
Dr. MacDonald developed an early interest in the promotion of careers of women, quickly initiating a mentoring program for women fellows. In 1997, she became the Deputy Director for Faculty and Career Development (Department of Medicine), leading her to the School of Medicine Office of Faculty Development in 2001 and work developing the Professional Development Guide.
Dr. MacDonald was the first woman Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine. She received a Women in Leadership Award from Johns Hopkins University (2002), the David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award (2003), and became advisor to the Office of Women in Science in 2008. She served on the Advisory Committee on Mentoring for JHU, chaired the Department of Medicine’s Task Force on Women’s Academic Careers in Medicine (1995-1997) and received the inaugural Vice Dean's Award for the Advancement of Women (2009). She was interim director of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology until retirement (2016).
Her laboratory focused on mechanisms of histamine release and developed the first inducible transgenic mouse model in this field.
Susan was a member of a number of Allergy and Immunology societies. She served on the editorial board for the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and multiple advisory committees and review groups nationally, and internationally. As professor emerita, she continued to mentor and wrote grants for community foundations.
For the full list of 2021 Alumni Award Winners, click here.