Hellmann Appointed New Vice Dean for Hopkins Bayview

Johns Hopkins Medicine
Office of Corporate Communications

July 27, 2005

Hellmann Appointed New Vice Dean for Hopkins Bayview

David B. Hellmann, M.D., M.A.C.P., a nationally renowned rheumatologist and chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, has been named the Hopkins School of Medicine’s vice dean for the Hopkins Bayview Campus.

Edward D. Miller, M.D., dean of the School and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, appointed Hellmann to succeed L. Reuven Pasternak, who is leaving Hopkins to become chief medical officer of the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, which includes the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

"David Hellmann is committed to building upon Hopkins Bayview’s strengths and developing programs there that reinforce the bonds between our two campuses. His appointment as vice dean reflects our commitment to the same goal," Miller said. In addition to becoming vice dean, Hellmann will remain as chairman of the Department of Medicine at Hopkins Bayview and the Mary Betty Stevens Professor of Rheumatology in the School of Medicine.

A magna cum laude graduate of Yale, Hellmann has been at Hopkins for three decades, beginning with his years as a medical student. Except for six years at the University of California in San Francisco, all of his clinical and educational work has been at Hopkins. He has served as deputy director of the Department of Medicine and associate physician-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital; clinical director of the division of molecular and clinical rheumatology; medical director of the Faculty Practice Center; director of the Osler Medical House Staff training program; and the co-founder and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center. He is associate editor of both the American Journal of Medicine and Medicine and has received numerous academic and professional awards.

Hellmann was the executive vice chairman of the Department of Medicine at Hopkins Hospital and its vice chairman for clinical affairs when he became chairman of the Hopkins Bayview department in 2000.

The 130-acre, park-like Hopkins Bayview Campus, located on Eastern Avenue, is home to the School of Medicine’s Asthma & Allergy Center, as well as the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, a full-service, community teaching hospital with one of Maryland’s most comprehensive neonatal intensive care units, a sleep disorders center, an area-wide trauma center, the state’s only regional burn center, and geriatrics programs that enjoy a national reputation in the field of aging. A state-of-the-art outpatient center offers extensive clinical programs and technologies. The campus also is home to such National Institutes of Health programs as the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the National Institute of Aging’s Gerontology Research Center. The NIH is building a $250 million Biomedical Research Center on the Hopkins Bayview Campus.

Hellmann has been praised for his role in the dynamic development of the Eastern Avenue campus. He has recruited accomplished division directors and attracted other highly regarded individuals to join the medical center’s departments.


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