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Sherita Golden: Biographies

Sherita Hill Golden, M.D.

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Sherita Golden

Sherita Hill Golden is the vice president and chief diversity officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine. In this position, Dr. Golden collaborates with leaders across Johns Hopkins Medicine to further advance our diversity and inclusion efforts.

Dr. Golden formerly served as the executive vice chair for the Department of Medicine, which included oversight of more than 600 faculty, 900 nurses, 800 trainees, 1,200 staff members and 14 vice chairs. In that position, she built a solid reputation among hospital leaders across the Johns Hopkins Health System by facilitating integrated, evidence-based clinical best practices for diabetes care, and as the lead for the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality’s Diabetes Clinical Community. She led development of the Department of Medicine Journeys in Medicine speaker series and Civic Engagement Initiative, resulting in the creation of programs that addressed community-related concerns and employee engagement. She also partnered internally and externally with department leaders to implement unconscious bias training for Department of Medicine leadership. In support of inclusive hiring practices, Dr. Golden consistently encourages broad representation among candidate pools, encouraging hiring managers to increase the representation of underrepresented minorities and women. In 2018, Dr. Golden received the 17th Annual Women Worth Watching Award from Profiles in Diversity Journal. She was one of 132 winners from across the globe recognized as executives leading the way to excellence in the workplace, marketplace and the world.

Dr. Golden received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Maryland, College Park, her doctorate of medicine from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and her master of health science degree in clinical epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her residency in internal medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also completed leadership training programs through the school of medicine and with the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Dr. Golden has had a successful career as a physician-scientist focused on diabetes epidemiology, health services research and disparities. She is the Hugh P. McCormick Family Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism and holds a joint appointment in the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research. She is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. In 2017, she was co-recipient of the Walter Reed Distinguished Achievement Award from the Medical Alumni Association and Medical School Foundation at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, which recognizes professional accomplishment, outstanding innovation and exemplary leadership in the field of medicine. She also received the 2019 University of Virginia Distinguished Alumna Award not only for her work in the field of medicine and science, but also for her community engagement work following Baltimore’s civil unrest surrounding the 2015 death of Freddie Gray.

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