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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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Happy National Nurses Week

Happy National Nurses Week

In honor of National Nurses Week, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for our entire nursing staff. Our nurses are instrumental in the high quality of care our patients have become accustomed to. With our nurses residing in the department as a functional unit, our nurses, physicians and other care team members unite(...)

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Happy National Doctors’ Day!

Happy National Doctors’ Day!

In honor of National Doctors’ Day, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our physicians who remain committed not only to this department, but to our patients. You are the lifeline that fuels this department, and we are grateful for the extraordinary efforts you put forth every day.  Despite our increasingly(...)

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Brennan Named Medical Co-Director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center

Brennan Named Medical Co-Director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center

We are delighted to introduce Daniel C. Brennan, MD, FACP, who, on July 1, 2017, will become the new Medical Co-Director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology. Dr. Brennan will provide leadership to this important Johns Hopkins Medicine multi-disciplinary service line, blending(...)

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