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Named Professorships

The Mark C. Rogers Professorship

Mark C. Rogers, MD, MBA
Mark C. Rogers, MD,
Mark C. Rogers, MD, MBA, arrived at Johns Hopkins in 1977 to become director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, after training in pediatrics, cardiology, anesthesiology, and critical care medicine. In 1980, he was named anesthesiologist-in-chief. Leading the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine for the next 12 years, Dr. Rogers propelled both the department and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit to the forefront of medicine in the United States. His textbooks in pediatric intensive care in anesthesiology are used throughout the world. A former Fulbright Scholar, he headed the Fulbright selection committee from 1987 to 1988.

Dr. Rogers left Johns Hopkins in 1992 to serve as vice chancellor for health affairs at Duke University Medical Center and as executive director and chief executive officer at Duke Hospital and Health Network. He next became a senior executive of the firm that sequenced the human genome, head of a major biotech investment bank, and a founder of multiple public biopharmaceutical companies. Dr. Rogers is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

The Mark C. Rogers Professors

Colleen Koch, MD, MS, MBA, FACC
Colleen Koch, MD, MS, MBA, FACC
John Ulatowski, MD, PhD, MBA

Roger A. Johns, MD, MHS

Edward D. Miller, MD

John Ulatowski, MD, PhD, MBA
Roger A. Johns, MD, MHS
Edward D. Miller, MD
Former CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Dean of School of Medicine

The Edward D. Miller, MD, Professorship

Edward D. Miller, MD
Edward D. Miller, MD
Dr. Edward D. Miller was named chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine, the 13th dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and vice president for medicine of The Johns Hopkins University in January 1997. His appointment followed a year-long national search for the first-ever CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, a new organization at that time that formally integrated operations and planning of the School of Medicine with the Johns Hopkins Health System and hospital to ensure their continued preeminence in education, discovery, and patient care. As CEO, Dr. Miller, who retired in 2012, was responsible for both the school and the health system and reported directly to the university president and the chairman of the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Under his aegis, both The Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine continued to be ranked among the very best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and the school continues to rank at the top in NIH research funding. As part of Dr. Miller's vision to improve access to Johns Hopkins Medicine through the development of a regional, integrated health care delivery system, Howard County General Hospital, strategically located between Baltimore and Washington, was acquired and integrated into Johns Hopkins Medicine. In addition, several highly successful suburban outpatient centers were constructed and strategic affiliations were formed with other area hospitals. Dr. Miller also greatly broadened Johns Hopkins Medicine's international presence with the creation of Johns Hopkins Singapore and the forging of affiliations and management relationships with hospitals in the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Central America, Lebanon, and Japan.

One of his most significant accomplishments as dean/CEO was the massive rebuilding and renovation projects that have transformed the East Baltimore medical campus into a medical center where the most modern of buildings sit among the most historic. The jewel in the crown of this campus revitalization effort has been one of the largest hospital construction projects in the nation – two new state-of-the-art hospitals for adult and pediatric patients. Other important campus construction projects completed under Dr. Miller's tenure include clinical and research buildings for the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Broadway Research Building, the Anne and Mike Armstrong Medical Education Building and the Robert H. and Clarice Smith building that is part of the Wilmer Eye Institute.

To maintain Johns Hopkins Medicine and the city of Baltimore as key players in the biotechnology industry, Dr. Miller assisted the city and state in its development of the East Baltimore Life Sciences and Technology Park that is already serving as the linchpin for redevelopment of a deteriorating neighborhood near the campus.

Near the top of Dr. Miller's accomplishments was his strengthening of the institution's historic commitment to patient and research volunteer safety. He established the Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care and implemented a host of related initiatives to improve patient safety, ranging from implementation of an automated computer prescription system that helps prevent errors in ordering medications to a functional unit-based program that pairs senior level JHM executives with health care providers to identify and resolve safety issues. These safety programs have been emulated nationally and internationally.

Dr. Miller also directed the implementation of a diversity initiative that places diversity and inclusion alongside excellence, integrity, and collegiality as core fundamentals within Johns Hopkins Medicine, and under his direction a new School of Medicine curriculum, Genes to Society, was developed and introduced, representing the first wholesale academic overhaul at the school in two decades. The curriculum, nearly six years in the making, centers on advances in understanding of the human genome and will feature new courses and modify existing ones. He also became Johns Hopkins Medicine's chief fundraiser, presiding over a campaign that brought in $2.2 billion, more than any other academic medical institution has attracted in a single campaign.

An anesthesiologist who has authored or co-authored more than 150 scientific papers, abstracts, and book chapters, Dr. Miller joined Johns Hopkins in 1994 as professor and director of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and was named interim dean of the School of Medicine in 1996. He came to Hopkins after eight years at Columbia University, where he served as professor and chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology. Prior to that, he spent 11 years at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Miller's research has focused on the cardiovascular effects of anesthetic drugs and vascular smooth muscle relaxation. The recipient of an NIH Career Research Development Award, he served as president of the Association of University Anesthesiologists, editor of Anesthesia and Analgesia, and editor of Critical Care Medicine. He served on the board of the International Anesthesia Research Society and was chairman of the FDA's Advisory Committee on Anesthesia and Life Support Drugs.

Dr. Miller is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He is also a member of the State of Maryland's Health Care Access and Cost Commission and serves on the boards of Care Fusion and the PNC Bank.

Born in February 1943 in Rochester, New York, Dr. Miller received his AB from Ohio Wesleyan University and his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He was a surgical intern at University Hospital in Boston, chief resident in anesthesiology at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, and a research fellow in physiology at Harvard Medical School. He also spent a sabbatical year as a senior scientist in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology of Hospital Necker in Paris. He and his wife, Lynne, are the parents of four adult children.

The Edward D. Miller, MD Professor

Nicholas Flavahan, PhD
Nicholas Flavahan, PhD

The Richard J. Traystman Professorship in Anesthesiology And Critical Care Medicine

Richard J. Traystman
Richard J. Traystman, MD, PhD
Richard J. Traystman, MD, PhD, was a member of the School of Medicine faculty from 1972 to 2003, holding the title of University Distinguished Research Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and serving as his department's senior vice chairman for research and director of research laboratories. Dr. Traystman's research involves the mechanisms of cerebrovascular regulation in the fetus, newborn, and adult during a variety of pathophysiologic conditions; neuroprotection during stroke and cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and the mechanisms of brain injury following focal and global cerebral ischemia. He received the American Society for Anesthesiologists' Excellence in Research Award in 1997, the Laerdal Prize of the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 1991, and the Berne Award from the American Physiological Society in 1996. This professorship was originally established as the Endowed Chair in Pediatric Anesthesia in 1992 by Dr. Mark Rogers; the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine honored Dr. Traystman in 2003 by renaming it in his honor.

The Richard J. Traystman Professor

Myron Yaster, MD
Myron Yaster, MD

The Thomas and Dorothy Tung Professorship

Dorothy and Thomas Tung
Thomas and Dorothy Tung
Thomas J.K. Tung, MD, began his career in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine nearly a half century ago. He earned his medical degree from the National Taiwan University College of Medicine in 1960. After finishing his surgical residency at National Taiwan University Hospital in 1964, Dr. Tung went to Massachusetts General Hospital as a surgical fellow. In 1967, he came to The Johns Hopkins Hospital to begin a residency in Anesthesiology under the leadership of Donald W. Benson, MD, PhD. After completing his residency, Dr. Tung was appointed as assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. In 1975, he was promoted to associate professor and then, in 2001, he was promoted to full professor.

Dr. Tung has a great wealth of knowledge in clinical anesthesiology, as well as basic science research. His career in research began in collaboration with John L. Cameron, MD, and continued with Solbert Permutt, MD, Richard J. Traystman, PhD, and Raymond C. Koehler, PhD. Dr. Tung's research interests include acid pulmonary injury, cerebral-respiratory interaction, venous air embolism, hypertonic saline, and brain injury. Currently, he is engaged in animal stroke studies. Dr. Tung has published more than 100 peer-reviewed research manuscripts. He has also written three book chapters and holds a United States patent for the "Train-of-Four Monitor," an apparatus used to assess neuromuscular function in response to muscle relaxants given to patients during surgical anesthesia. Dr. Tung served as an honorary co-chairman of the Physician's Advisory Board of the National Republican Congressional Committee. Over the years, he has become an expert in the field of venous air embolism and has been invited to testify as an expert witness in this area. He has also made a significant contribution to the understanding of the cerebral effect of positive end-expiratory pressure ventilation.

Dr. Tung is an enormously talented clinician. He has been described as "fearless" by his colleagues and over the years has earned the nickname "Dead Eye Tung" from his surgical coworkers because of his unique ability to quickly localize veins for placement of IVs. He is best known for his unique approaches to solving the most challenging cases. Although his primary clinical interest is in neurosurgical anesthesia, Dr. Tung has worked in nearly every area within the anesthesiology specialty. In addition to being a fantastic anesthesiologist, Dr. Tung is an effective teacher and mentor and has helped many of his trainees in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine advance their careers throughout the United States.

Dr. Tung was born in May of 1934 in Taipei, Taiwan. During this time, Taiwan was under Japanese occupation. In his childhood, he witnessed air raid bombardments by United States war planes. During the depression at the end of World War II and through his graduation from medical school, Dr. Tung worked a variety of jobs including making deliveries and tutoring in order to help support his family. After completing his internship at Taiwan University Hospital in 1962, he married Dorothy. Raised in a traditional oriental home, Dorothy believed that her life was destined to be that of a wife and mother. Nevertheless, she worked as a high school English teacher and helped her husband save enough money to study abroad. She made it her life's priority to support her husband's career and to help their children further their education. Dorothy taught their children not to take anything for granted, to maintain a great attitude, to be patient, and to be tenacious about the things they wanted to accomplish in life.

While Dr. Tung studied in the United States, Dorothy flew with their two-year-old daughter, Jeany, and two-month-old son, Thomas, to unite with him in Boston. Their third child, William, was born in the United States. Once all of their children were in elementary school, Dorothy returned to her education and became a nurse. After graduating from the Nursing Program at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex Campus in 1975, Dorothy worked at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. At some point in each of their lives, the entire Tung family has been associated with Johns Hopkins Medicine: William Tung graduated from the School of Medicine in 1992; Jeany Tung Lundberg completed her residency training in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine in 1993; and Thomas Tung completed his residency training in the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Department of Surgery in 1998.

Dorothy retired from nursing in 2002 and spent much of her time traveling to Japan to visit her parents. In 2005, while in Japan on Mother's Day, Dorothy was tragically killed in a car accident. She is deeply missed by her family and friends. Dr. Tung established the Thomas and Dorothy Tung Professorship in love and admiration for his beloved wife and to commemorate his family's lifelong relationship with Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The Thomas and Dorothy Tung Professor

Marek Mirski, MD, P.hD.
Marek Mirski, MD, PhD


The C. Michael and S. Anne Armstrong Professorship in Patient Safety

C. Michael and S. Anne Armstrong Professorship in Patient Safety
C. Michael and S. Anne Armstrong

The Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine is the home of scores of global patient safety initiatives. One of the world’s leading experts in this field is Dr. Peter Pronovost, who was recently honored as the first named C. Michael and S. Anne Armstrong Professor in Patient Safety.

The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality was created through the contributions of C. Michael Armstrong, former chairman of the board of trustees of Johns Hopkins Medicine and retired chairman of Comcast, AT&T, Hughes Electronics and IBM World Trade Corporation. A long-time champion of patient safety and quality of care in his position on the board, C. Michael Armstrong and his wife S. Anne Armstrong made a $10 million gift to in 2011 to form the institute. In 2014, they established The C. Michael and S. Anne Armstrong Professorship in Patient Safety.

The C. Michael and S. Anne Armstrong Professor

Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM
Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM



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