Remembering Art Modell
Date: June 15, 2013
A busy year has passed since we at the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute moved into our beautiful new location in the Sheikh Zayed Tower.
But we can’t help but feel saddened that Art Modell is no longer here to witness our triumphs, made possible through his beneficence. When Art died last September, we lost a cherished friend of Johns Hopkins Medicine. The professional football leader also had a passion for supporting our physicians’ efforts to improve health care.
He was among the earliest donors for our new patient care building. As many of you know, the cardiology, cardiac surgery and vascular surgery units located in the new Sheikh Zayed Tower are named the Art and Pat Modell Heart and Vascular Institute. Art also endowed a chair in the Department of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, which is held by Stephen Yang, M.D.
If all that weren’t enough, Art chaired the first advisory board of our Heart and Vascular Institute and was a key community advocate for Johns Hopkins Medicine.
So, as you read this newsletter, remember that the work featured on these pages was made possible in large part because of Art’s vision. Though heart disease ultimately led to his death, he was always confident that Johns Hopkins would improve the odds for others. “If history is our guide,” he said, “there’s every reason to expect the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute will achieve the success we’re all waiting for in the treating and preventing of heart disease.”
Duke Cameron, M.D.
James T. Dresher, Sr. Professor of Surgery
Director of Cardiac Surgery
Bruce Perler, M.D.
Julius H. Jacobson II Professor of Surgery
Director of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Gordon Tomaselli, M.D.
Michel Mirowski, M.D. Professor of Cardiology
Director of Cardiology