Catherine D. DeAngelis, M.D.
University Distinguished Service Professor, Emerita
Dr. Catherine D. DeAngelis is University Distinguished Service Professor Emerita, professor of pediatrics emerita at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and editor in chief emerita of JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association (2000 to 2011); she was the first woman editor-and-chief of the journal. She received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine, her master's degree in public health from the Harvard Graduate School of Public Health (Health Services Administration), and completed her pediatric specialty training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. DeAngelis also has been awarded seven honorary doctorate degrees and received numerous awards for humanitarianism and medical excellence, including the Ronald McDonald Award of Medical Excellence ($100,000 donation made to the Johns Hopkins Child Life Program), the Catcher in the Rye Award for Humanitarianism by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and a lifetime achievement award by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Dr. Deangelis served as the vice dean for academic affairs and faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 1990 to 2000. The editor of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine from 1994 to 2000, she also has been a member of numerous journal editorial boards. Dr. DeAngelis has authored or edited 12 books on pediatrics, medical education and patient care, and professionalism. She has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles, chapters and editorials. Most of her recent publications have focused on professionalism and integrity in medicine, conflict of interest in medicine, women in medicine, and medical education. Her major efforts have centered on human rights especially as they relate to patients, health professionals and the poor.
Dr. DeAngelis is a former council member and current member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies; a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (U.K.). Additionally, she has served as an officer of numerous national academic societies, including as past chairman of the American Board of Pediatrics and chair of the Pediatric Accreditation Council for Residency Review Committee of the American Council on Graduate Medical Education.
She currently serves on the advisory board of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, is a member of the board of Physicians for Human Rights and serves on the board of trustees of the University of Pittsburgh.
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