Jennifer Forti, physician assistant in the Division of Pulmonary, will be our inaugural Director of Advanced Practice in the Department of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree in biology and biochemistry from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Upon graduation, she returned to Baltimore and completed her physician assistant certification from the Community College of Baltimore County. She then earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Nebraska. Jennifer began working at Hopkins in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology in 2000 after completing a rotation in the Johns Hopkins Bayview Specialty Hospital. Since then, she has worked as Lead of Advanced Practice Providers at Bayview Specialty Hospital and Manager of Advanced Practice Providers in the Medial Intensive Care Unit of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 2016, Jennifer was recognized by the Miller Coulson Academy with the Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Clinical Excellence Award.

As Director of Advanced Practice, Jennifer will provide visionary and strategic leadership for the Medicine Functional Unit inpatient advanced practice providers at The Johns Hopkins Hospital as a member of the department’s clinical leadership team. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration and hospital-wide unity. Jennifer hopes to unify DOM inpatient advanced practice providers by standardizing practices and policies while still allowing for flexibility for teams to meet unique divisional needs. She will establish a collaborative relationship between management, administration, physicians, nurses, housestaff and advanced practice providers to enhance divisional needs to provide growth, retention and exceptional care of our patients.

Please join us in welcoming Jennifer Forti to her new role. We are confident that after two decades with the Department of Medicine, she will excel in uniting our advanced practice providers across all divisions.

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