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Gordon Tomaselli to Step Down as Director of Cardiology

Gordon Tomaselli to Step Down as Director of Cardiology

I write to inform you that after 32 years with our department, Gordon Tomaselli will be moving on to become the Dean of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York this summer. Gordon joined our department as a cardiology fellow in 1986. He demonstrated a knack for leadership early on, acting as interim(...)

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Director’s Reflections during Women’s History Month: The Importance of Strong Role Models

Director’s Reflections during Women’s History Month: The Importance of Strong Role Models

Much like Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, society would not exist without both men and women. When the medical school failed to open alongside the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1889 due to lack of funds, university leaders were hesitant to admit women to say the least. It wasn’t until desperation led them to accept the(...)

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Learner Mistreatment, Harassment and Discrimination

Learner Mistreatment, Harassment and Discrimination

In my last reflections post, I spoke of the importance of diversity and inclusion and how we must respect each other no matter the person’s race, position, beliefs, etc. This especially includes our learners as they are often most vulnerable to mistreatment, discrimination, harassment or abuse. I hope you will take a few moments to(...)

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Director’s Reflections during Black History Month: Diversity and Inclusion

Director’s Reflections during Black History Month: Diversity and Inclusion

Black history is intertwined in the history of Johns Hopkins with figures like Vivien Thomas, who began as an assistant to Alfred Blalock, being paid as a janitor, and went on to develop procedures used to treat cyanotic heart disease, and Levi Watkins, who became the first black chief resident in cardiac surgery of The Johns(...)

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Berry Named Vice Chair for Quality, Safety and Service

Berry Named Vice Chair for Quality, Safety and Service

I am pleased to announce that Stephen Berry will transition from the Associate Vice Chair for Quality, Safety and Service to become Vice Chair for Quality, Safety and Service for the Department of Medicine. The elevation of his position, from associate to full vice chair, is due to his expanded role in response to the growing movement to(...)

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Director’s Reflections: Education is Central

Director’s Reflections: Education is Central

As the birthplace for graduate medical education, education is in our DNA. When the School of Medicine was established in 1893 (125 years ago this year) thanks to gifts from Mary Elizabeth Garrett and Johns Hopkins himself, it set the stage for Sir William Osler’s educational ideals that brought teaching to the bedside. Today, education(...)

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Wishing Everyone the Best for a New Academic Year

Wishing Everyone the Best for a New Academic Year

The beginning of Medicine Grand Rounds marks a new academic year: new students, housestaff, fellows and faculty. I hope as many of you as possible will attend the first Medicine Grand Rounds where I will review the state of our department, highlight some of our inspiring accomplishments and outline challenges and opportunities for the coming(...)

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Peter Terry to Retire

Peter Terry to Retire

It is with a sense of appreciation and a hint of sadness that I announce the retirement of Peter Terry. Peter began at Hopkins as a senior resident in 1972, and completed Pulmonary fellowships both here at Hopkins and at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He joined the faculty as an instructor in 1975,(...)

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New Opportunities to Lunch with the Director

New Opportunities to Lunch with the Director

I was delighted by our last grand rounds led by Drs. Sherita Golden and Lee Biddison. It addressed new efforts to parsimoniously define the purposes and mission of our department, interactively discussed ways to improve the work experience of our clinical faculty and outlined progress and opportunities to more effectively engage our community. I am eager(...)

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