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Richard Bennett

Dr. Richard G. Bennett

A professor of geriatric medicine who has spent his entire career at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Bennett has worked as a clinician, researcher, educator and administrator. Before being named president of Johns Hopkins Bayview, Dr. Bennett served for three years as the executive vice president and chief operating officer for the 700-bed medical center. He previously had served as vice president of medical affairs for the center, as well as executive medical director of the Johns Hopkins Geriatrics Center (now Johns Hopkins Bayview Care Center) from 1997 to 2003. As executive medical director of the Geriatrics Center, Dr. Bennett led a variety of clinical programs, many of which became national models of care. He also directed the fellowship training program in geriatric medicine, overseeing and mentoring one of the largest groups of clinical and research geriatrics fellows in the country.

Dr. Bennett earned his bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College. After graduating from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1982, he completed both his internship and residency at Baltimore City Hospitals, a venerable municipal facility that long had an association with the Hopkins School of Medicine and was acquired by Hopkins while Dr. Bennett was completing his postgraduate training. Following a fellowship in geriatric medicine and gerontology at the Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Bennett joined the faculty at Hopkins Bayview and has been actively engaged in its transformation into a state-of-the-art academic medical center.

Dr. Bennett has championed Johns Hopkins Bayview’s current initiatives to enhance the diversity and inclusion of the medical center’s staff. He also is working to establish a model program to improve the health of the communities surrounding the medical center through the development and fostering of partnerships between the medical center and area religious groups. He continues to teach medical students and provide patient care. He has published dozens of professional journal articles and abstracts, as well as co-authored several books, including Building Healthy Communities Through Medical-Religious Partnerships.