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Orens and McCormack Named to Pulmonary Leadership

We are happy to announce our plan for the leadership of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Jonathan Orens has graciously agreed to step in as interim director while Dr. Meredith McCormack adapts to her new role as associate director of the division.

Having already successfully led the division from 2014 through 2018, Dr. Orens will be an invaluable resource for the division and Dr. McCormack. He has spent much of his career at Johns Hopkins ensuring the success of the pulmonary division—in fact, this will be his second term as interim director, and he has also served as director of clinical affairs. Under his leadership, the division thrived as a national leader in NIH and industry sponsored funding and maintained a steady track record of successful mentoring awards and transition of faculty to independent careers. He is an internationally recognized expert in lung transplantation, and in 2018, he became the vice chair for clinical business development due to his expertise in clinical program development.

Dr. Meredith McCormack is the medical director of the Johns Hopkins University Pulmonary Function Laboratory and an associate professor. She is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with obstructive lung disease including those with asthma and COPD and leads the JHU Breathe Center, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Collaborative Centers in Children's Environmental Health Research and Translation program. She earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and a master’s in health administration from the Bloomberg School of Public Health. We are confident her proven leadership as associate program director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program will serve her well as she steps into this new role.

We are grateful to both Dr. Orens and Dr. McCormack for accepting these leadership roles, and we appreciate your patience during this time of transition.

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Kelsey Bennett

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