Frances Watt Baker and Lenox D. Baker Jr.
Dean of the Medical Faculty
Chief Executive Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Molecular Biology & Genetics
Rothman, a distinguished physician, scientist, educator and academic health care leader, is the 14th dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and second chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
A rheumatologist and molecular immunologist, Dr. Rothman’s research focuses on the role of immune system molecules known as cytokines and their development of blood cells called leukocytes. Abnormal development of these blood cells can lead to leukemia. He also studies the role of cytokines in immune system responses to asthma and allergies.
Dr. Rothman is an elected member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American College of Physicians, the Council of the Association of American Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Investigation. He has served as a member of the National Institutes of Health Immunologic Sciences Study Section, the Israel Cancer Research Fund International Scientific Advisory Board, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Grant Review Committee, and the American Thoracic Society Asthma Immunology and Inflammation Program Committee.
His awards include a James S. McDonnell Foundation Career Development Award, a Pfizer Scholars Award, Pew Scholars Award, a Leukemia Society of America Scholar Award and the Pharmacia Allergy Research Foundation International Award.
He is a 1980 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned his medical degree from Yale University in 1984, going on to train at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and to a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University.
His seminar entitled The Joint Chief is scheduled for Session I: (10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.).