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Johns Hopkins Medicine
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Media Contact:  Gary Stephenson
April 30, 2004


Jonathan S. Lewin, M.D., a leading expert in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), neuroradiology and biomedical engineering and holder of 18 issued or pending patents related to MRI applications, has been selected to be the new Martin W. Donner Professor and director of the Department of Radiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and radiologist-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital effective May 1, 2004. 

Dr. Lewin is a pioneer in interventional magnetic resonance imaging, a new technology that uses MRI to guide surgery and minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of cancer, vascular disease, and other disorders, and has had several industry grants for the development of software and hardware for this emerging discipline.

Lewin will join the Hopkins family from Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland, where he served as the vice-chairman for research and academic affairs since 1997 and as director of magnetic resonance imaging since 1993. 

He received his AB degree in chemistry from Brown University and his doctor of medicine degree from Yale University Medical School. He completed an internship in pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital, as well as a diagnostic radiology residency and fellowships in magnetic resonance research and neuroradiology. He is certified in radiology and neuroradiology by the American Board of Radiology.

After one year on staff at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Lewin joined the department of radiology at Case Western Reserve University as an assistant professor in radiology from 1993 to 1997. In 1997 he was promoted to an associate professor of radiology and appointed vice chairman for research and academic affairs.  He was promoted to professor of radiology, general medical sciences (oncology) and neurological surgery in 2000 and appointed professor of biomedical engineering in 2002.

Lewin has published more than 130 original articles and 35 book chapters and invited reviews.  He is currently the principal investigator or co-principal investigator of several multimillion-dollar grants from the National Institutes of Health. 

Lewin’s predecessor was Elias Zerhouni, M.D., who left Hopkins in 2002 to assume the directorship of the National Institutes of Health. Bob Gayler, M.D., served as interim radiology chairman until Lewin’s appointment.





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