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Ronald Werthman: Biographies

Mr. Ronald J. Werthman

Werthman is the senior vice president and chief financial officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine and chief financial officer for the school of medicine. In his role, he directs and oversees finance activities for all of Johns Hopkins Medicine.  

A 42-year veteran of the health care and higher education fields, Werthman previously served as senior vice president of finance and treasurer/chief financial officer for the Johns Hopkins Health System and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Under his leadership, Johns Hopkins has achieved the highest operating margins in its history. He consolidated the health system’s and affiliates’ finance division under his direction and worked closely with the management team that developed and implemented a budget process that incorporates both the health system and the school of medicine.

Before joining Johns Hopkins in 1993, Werthman was vice president/chief financial officer/treasurer of Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He also held similar positions at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas; Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York; and Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Werthman earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Duquesne University in 1973 and his master’s degree from Robert Morris University in 1980. He is a member of a number of local boards and committees.