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David E Kern, MD MPH

Professor of Medicine
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Titles

  • Professor of Medicine

Expertise

Internal Medicine

Biography

Dr. Kern is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his B.A. from Princeton in 1966, his M.D. from Harvard in 1971, and his M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins in 1978. He interned at Rush Presbyterian - St. Luke''s Hospital in Chicago, and, after two years in the U.S.P.H.S. Indian Health Service in Arizona, completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at Baltimore City Hospitals in 1979. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar fellow at Johns Hopkins from 1976-1978. He served as Co-Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with Dr. Randy Barker from 1986-2005 and sole Director from 2005-2011. Dr. Kerns career has been devoted to advancements in medical education and faculty development. He has been instrumental in developing the Johns Hopkins GIM Residency Program, established in 1979, the Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Program for Clinician-Educators (FDP), established in 1987, the medical education track of the Johns Hopkins fellowship program in General Internal Medicine, established in1988, and the Osler Center for Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins, established in 2002. He is the Director of Curriculum Development Programs in the FDP, which has trained over 300 participants and mentored 124 curricular projects in its Longitudinal Program and many more in shorter programs. He has served as a facilitator in the areas of teaching skills, management skills, personal and professional growth, and curriculum development and evaluation for the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (formerly American Academy on Physician and Patient), the Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Program for Clinician-Educators, and numerous institutions, and as a consultant on educational program development. He headed the Evaluation Team for the GIM Faculty Development Project, a national collaborative effort of internal medicine organizations coordinated by the Association of Professors of Medicine. He was a key faculty member for the Macy Foundation funded National Initiative on Gender, Culture, and Leadership in Academic Medicine (C-Change) Project. His publications focus on medical education, communications skills and psychosocial medicine, and primary care practice. He served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and one of two Editors for its first Education Issue. He has served as an Editor of the clinical text Principles of Ambulatory Medicine, and is first author of the book Curriculum Development for Medical Education: a Six-Step Approach, which has become the standard reference for curriculum development in medical education. He will serve as President-Elect of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare in 2014.

Languages

  • English
  • German

Memberships

1980-present: Member, American College of Physicians (ACP), Fellow since 7/1998, Master since 10/20131980-present: Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM); 2004, 2005, 2006 selection committee for Career Achievements in Medical Education Award1985-present: Member, American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH), formerly the American Academy on Physician and Patient (AAPP) (1997- 2006) , and the SGIM Task Force on Doctor and Patient (pre 1997); facilitator-in-training 1992-1997; facilitator 1997-present; guide to facilitator-in-training 1997-2001; planning committee for AACH Research Forum 2006; member AACH Board of Directors 2013-present; President-Elect 20142002-2013: Member, Association of Chiefs and Leaders of General Internal Medicine (ACLGIM)
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  • Education +

    Training

    • Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health ( Baltimore MD) (1978)
    • Harvard Medical School ( Boston MA) (1971)

    Residencies

    • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center / Internal Medicine ( Baltimore MD) (1979)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1979)
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    Honors

    Clinician-Educator of the Year Award from the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Society of General Internal Medicine in 2002Career Achievements in Medical Education Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine at its national meeting in 2003Theodore E. Woodward Award for Educational Excellence from the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Physicians in 2008David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award from the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins in 2011Outstanding Achievement in Medical and Biomedical Education award from the Institute for Excellence in Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2012Chiefs Recognition Award from the Association of Chiefs and Leaders of General Internal Medicine in 2012Mastership in the American College of Physicians in 2013.
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    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-550-1828
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-1828
    Fax: 410-550-8186
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    Department/Division

    • Medicine - General Internal Medicine

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