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July 6, 2010-Leaders in the financial, pharmaceutical and medical fields are among the four selected for one-year terms on the board of trustees for Johns Hopkins Medicine. One of the new trustees, Christopher W. Kersey, M.D., M.B.A., has also been named to a three-year term on the board of trustees for The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

These new members began their terms on July 1:

N. Anthony Coles, M.D., M.P.H., was named the president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. in California in March of 2008. Prior to joining Onyx, Dr. Coles was president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. He received his medical degree from Duke University, a master’s in public health from Harvard University School of Public Health, and his undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Coles currently serves as a member of the board of trustees for The Johns Hopkins University and Boston Medical Center.

David C. Hodgson, M.B.A., is a managing director of General Atlantic LLC and has been with the firm since 1982. He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College with a degree in mathematics and social sciences and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Hodgson received a master’s in business administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the board of trustees of The Johns Hopkins University. Also, Mr. Hodgson is a member of the board of advisors of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Christopher W. Kersey, M.D., M.B.A., is a managing member and partner of Camden Partners, a Baltimore-based private equity and investment management fund founded in 1995. Dr. Kersey focuses on growth equity investments in the health care and life science industries, and he received a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School, a doctor of medicine degree from the Emory University School of Medicine and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. He has also been selected to join the board of trustees of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Barry S. Strauch, M.D., F.A.C.P., has served as the interim chairman of the Department of Medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital for the past four years. He has been an active member of the medical staff at Inova Fairfax Hospital for over 30 years, with 24 years as chief of the nephrology section. Dr. Strauch received his undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed training in internal medicine and metabolism at Yale University and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Strauch then became a full-time faculty member of the Yale Medical School. He was a co-founder and chairman of Washington Nephrology Associates, one of the two largest nephrology practices in the United States. He also served as chairman of a quasi-government agency which regulates quality and need for dialysis and transplantation. He current has faculty appointments at Georgetown, George Washington and VCU Medical Schools. 

A more than $5.4 billion enterprise, Johns Hopkins Medicine unites physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the organizations, health professionals and facilities of the Johns Hopkins Health System. Johns Hopkins scientists receive more federal research support annually ($435 million in 2009) than their counterparts in other U.S. medical schools. With 30,336 employees, the entities that comprise Johns Hopkins Medicine operate four academic and community hospitals, four suburban health care and surgery centers, and 25 primary health care outpatient sites; employs more than 3,850 physicians; and have nearly 2 million outpatient visits annually.

The mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Diverse and inclusive, Johns Hopkins Medicine has provided international leadership in the education of physicians and medical scientists in biomedical research and in the application of medical knowledge to sustain health since The Johns Hopkins Hospital opened in 1889. The Health System includes four acute-care hospitals?The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, and Suburban Hospital?which together provide an integrated health care delivery system.

Media Contact: Stephanie Desmon

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