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Our Team

Meet the physicians who make up the Executive and Preventive Health Program:



Bimal Ashar, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Executive & Preventive Health Program

Dr. Ashar

Dr. Ashar completed his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. He went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Ashar completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland. He subsequently became Chief Resident and a faculty member at Case Western. Dr. Ashar left Cleveland in 1998 at which time he joined the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Ashar is an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and has served as President for the Mid-Atlantic region. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Ashar is very involved in medical education. He serves as an advisor and mentor for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Colleges Program and is a member of the medical school's Admissions Committee. His primary research interests include preventive medicine, dietary supplements and medical education and he has authored numerous book chapters and articles on these topics. Dr. Ashar is also an editor of the Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Board Review Book, which is in its 3rd edition. He has been named as one of the Best Doctors in America.


Sarah L. Clever, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Clever

Dr. Clever graduated with an A.B. in History from Stanford University. She received her medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Clever completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington. She served as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and obtained her M.S. in Health Studies at the University of Chicago. In 2002, Dr. Clever joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins as a Fellow in the Division of General Internal Medicine and joined the full-time faculty shortly thereafter. She is Board-certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Clever is an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and the American Academy on Physician and Patient. Her clinical interests include depression and hypertension.

Dr. Clever’s research interests include patient-physician communication, medical education, and the role of shared decision-making in recovery from illness. She has published in the areas of medical ethics, medical education, and shared decision-making. She has been named as one of the Best Doctors in America.


April Fitzgerald, M.D.

Instructor of Medicine

Dr. Fitzgerald

Dr. Fitzgerald graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy. She received her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and went on to complete her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Harvard University/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. After residency, Dr. Fitzgerald became Harvard faculty at Mass General Hospital in Boston. She was called to active military duty after 9-11-01, caring for soldiers at the Pentagon and Walter Reed and teaching at the Uniformed Services University, obtaining the rank of full colonel in the U.S. Air Force. She joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins in 2007. 

Dr. Fitzgerald is Board-certified in Internal Medicine. She is an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians, and the Association of Chiefs of General Internal Medicine (ACGIM). She is an Associate Editor of the Leadership Forum, a publication of the ACGIM. Her academic and clinical interests include the efficient delivery of primary care, leadership in medicine, medical education, and care of international patients. In addition to her clinical and education responsibilities, Dr. Fitzgerald is Clinical Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine International.


John A. Flynn, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P.

Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Division of General Internal Medicine

Dr. Flynn

John A. Flynn, MD, MBA, MEd, FACP, FACR, is the Director of Clinical Practice Improvement, Clinical Practice Association, and the Medical Director of The Spondyloarthritis Center. In addition, Dr. Flynn is the Co-Director of the Osler Center for Clinical Excellence and a co-founder of the Consortium for the Advancement of Primary Care.

Dr. Flynn completed his undergraduate work at Boston College, graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in Mathematics. Dr. Flynn received his MD from the University of Missouri-Columbia and completed his internship and residency at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in rheumatology. Dr. Flynn also completed his MBA at The Johns Hopkins University and his MEd at the University of Cincinnati. He is Board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and is a fellow with the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians.

His research focuses on Innovations in Ambulatory Medical Education, Electronic Medical Records and the Advancement of Care for Patients with Spondyloarthritis. Dr. Flynn is the editor and co-author of Cutaneous Medicine: Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease, the Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Medicine, and Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination.


Redonda G. Miller, M.D., M.B.A.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Vice President of Medical Affairs, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Dr. Miller

Dr. Miller graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Biology from The Ohio State University. She earned her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and took her internship and residency on the Osler Medical Service at Johns Hopkins. After serving as an Assistant Chief of Service (chief resident), she joined the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She is Board-certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine, where she has held numerous leadership positions. At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Miller has served in a variety of roles as well. She is currently Vice President of Medical Affairs for Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Miller has served as Vice-Chair for Clinical Operations for the Department of Medicine, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs for the School of Medicine, and Director of the Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Board Review Course. She is a founding editor of the Johns Hopkins Board Review Book, now in its 3rd edition. Dr. Miller’s clinical and research interests revolve around women’s health and medical education. She has lectured widely on various women’s health topics, including osteoporosis and menopause, and is well-published in the field. She has been named as one of the Best Doctors in America.


Kimberly S. Peairs, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Peairs

Dr. Peairs completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Lafayette College. She then attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and went on to complete her internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Peairs was selected to be an Assistant Chief of Service (chief resident) on the Olser Medical Service and joined the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine shortly thereafter. She is Board-certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Peairs is an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and American College of Physicians. Her academic interests include women’s health, medical education, and delivery of care to breast cancer survivors. She serves as a Firm Faculty Leader for the Johns Hopkins Osler Medical Residency and is a Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Topics in Clinical Medicine course. She has been named one of the Best Doctors in America.


Gregory Prokopowicz, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Prokopowicz

Dr. Prokopowicz received his medical degree as well as a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine on the Osler Medical Service of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Prokopowicz joined the faculty of the Division of General Internal Medicine after completion of his residency. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Prokopowicz is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and American Society of Hypertension. His academic interests include disease prevention, medical informatics, hypertension, and medical education. Dr. Prokopowicz serves as an advisor and mentor for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Colleges Program. He has been named one of the Best Doctors in America.


Anastasia Rowland-Seymour, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Rowland-Seymour

Dr. Rowland-Seymour graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry and Black Studies from Amherst College. She received her medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and went on to complete her internship and residency in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. After residency, Dr. Rowland-Seymour completed a fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine in Tucson. She subsequently joined the faculty in the Department of Medicine at the State University of New York Upstate where she focused on medical student and resident education. She joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins in 2007. She is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and an Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis by The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Dr. Rowland-Seymour is an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians and The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Her academic and clinical interests include disease prevention, integrative medicine with a focus on mind-body techniques, and medical education. She has authored numerous book chapters and articles on these topics. Dr. Rowland-Seymour also serves as an advisor and mentor for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Colleges Program.


Heather Sateia, M.D.

Instructor of Medicine

Dr. Heather Sateia

Dr. Sateia graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in English Literature. She then received her medical degree from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Dr. Sateia completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis. Following residency, she was selected as a Chief Resident and then joined the faculty at Washington University as an Associate Program Director for the Primary Care Pathway. Dr. Sateia joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins in 2013. She is Board-certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Sateia is an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. She is the Editor of the forthcoming edition of the Washington Manual for Outpatient Internal Medicine. Her research interests include medical education and integration of evidence-based medicine.

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