Mark Guidera, an award-winning journalist as an editor and reporter, joined Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Marketing & Communications as a communications manager in June 2009.
Guidera, who worked as a senior editor and reporter at The Baltimore Sun and as a senior at The Tampa Tribune, has more than dozen journalism awards.
The honors include an Associated Press Mark Twain Award for Feature Reporting for a magazine story on burn victims and their recovery; a Maryland-D.C. Press Association Award for Public Service for stories which documented elder abuse in nursing homes; and the Florida Press Association Award for Investigative Reporting for his staff’s stories documenting mortgage fraud schemes. While at The Sun, Guidera covered a wide range of beats, including crime, courts, state and local government, and the healthcare and medical industries. He also served as a regional editor. At The Tampa Tribune, Guidera served as one of four senior editors responsible for overseeing and coordinating the newsroom staff’s daily and ongoing coverage for print news, television news, and online reporting.
At JHM, his responsibilities include providing media relations for the Department of Emergency Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, which oversees crisis and disaster planning for the entire Johns Hopkins institutions, the Center for Medicine and Law and a number of other JHM-based centers.
He is a graduate of the University of Maryland.