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Today at Johns Hopkins Medicine, we see the profound influence of women leaders in every aspect of the fields of medicine and science – from the operating room, to the research laboratory, to the executive suite.

Building on our school of medicine’s historical precedent – set in 1893 – that women should be admitted on an equal basis with men, a spirit of equality and innovation drives our excellence in medical education, research and patient care. Here, we offer a window into the women who are leading Johns Hopkins to the next great era of biomedical discovery, clinical innovation and improved health for all, while spotlighting our unyielding commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

 

Leading Together

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Women Leaders

Clockwise from top left: Barbara Fivush, Annette Donawa, Mary Myers, Janice Clements, Karen Horton and Tina Cheng

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Women Leaders

Left to right: Kim Skarupski, Sherita Golden and Shari Lawson

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Women Leaders

Left to right: Stephanie Reel, Sally MacConnell, Redonda Miller and Jessica Bienstock

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Women Leaders

​Clockwise from top left: Namandje Bumpus, Cynthia Rand, Corinne Sandone, Colleen Koch and Jennifer Nickoles

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Women Leaders

Left to right: Maria Oliva-Hemker, Rachel Levine and Patricia Brown

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Women Leaders

​Clockwise from top left: Inez Stewart, Lee Daugherty Biddison, Lisa Ishii, Jacky Schultz, Geraldine Seydoux and Deidra Crews

Leading Together

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Women Leaders Clockwise from top left: Barbara Fivush, Annette Donawa, Mary Myers, Janice Clements, Karen Horton and Tina Cheng
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Women Leaders Left to right: Kim Skarupski, Sherita Golden and Shari Lawson
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Women Leaders Left to right: Stephanie Reel, Sally MacConnell, Redonda Miller and Jessica Bienstock
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Women Leaders ​Clockwise from top left: Namandje Bumpus, Cynthia Rand, Corinne Sandone, Colleen Koch and Jennifer Nickoles
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Women Leaders Left to right: Maria Oliva-Hemker, Rachel Levine and Patricia Brown
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Women Leaders ​Clockwise from top left: Inez Stewart, Lee Daugherty Biddison, Lisa Ishii, Jacky Schultz, Geraldine Seydoux and Deidra Crews
 

Meet Our Leaders

 
  • Deborah Baker

    Deborah Baker, D.N.P., C.R.N.P.

    SVP of Nursing for Johns Hopkins Health System VP of Nursing and Patient Care Services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital

    "Challenge all assumptions."

  • Jessica Bienstock

    Jessica Bienstock, M.D., M.P.H.

    Professor
    Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

    "You may think you are junior and don’t belong with 'the big boys,'' but you do."

  • Patricia Brown

    Patricia Brown, J.D.

    Senior Vice President Managed Care and Population Health, JHM
    President, Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC

    "Be yourself, be confident, always be kind and humble."

  • Namandjer Bumpus

    Namandje Bumpus, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    Associate Dean for Basic Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    "Be who you are and go for what you want."

  • Tina Cheng

    Tina Cheng, M.D., M.P.H.

    Given Foundation Professor of Pediatrics
    Director of Pediatrics

    "Be a self-starter and a finisher."

  • Janice Clements

    Janice Clements, Ph.D.

    Vice Dean for Faculty
    Professor of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, Neurology and Pathology

    "Do not underestimate your accomplishments and your contributions."

  • Deidra Crews

    Deidra Crews, M.D., Sc.M.

    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Associate Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion

    "Develop an understanding of the value of your time, and establish boundaries to protect it."

  • Lee Daugherty Biddison

    Lee Daugherty Biddison, M.D., M.P.H.

    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Chief Wellness Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine

    "Learn to respond (not just react) to the challenges you face and pace yourself."

  • Annette Mallory Donawa

    Annette Mallory Donawa, Ph.D.

    Assistant Dean, Office of Continuing Medical Education

    "Make decisions that will have positive impacts on the majority and not the minority."

  • Barbara Fivush

    Barbara Fivush, M.D.

    Senior Associate Dean of Women Director of the Office of Science and Medicine Professor of Pediatrics

    "Women who are empowered and feel the desire can be very successful at Johns Hopkins."

  • Deborah Baker

    Michelle Glennon, J.D.

    Associate Vice President, Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine

    "Embrace new opportunities even when you don’t think you’re 100 percent ready."

  • Sherita Golden

    Sherita Golden, M.D., M.H.S.

    Hugh P. McCormick Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism
    Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

    "If you don’t take risks, it will be more difficult to pursue your dreams."

  • Karen Horton

    Karen Horton, M.D., F.A.C.R.

    Director of Radiology

    "Confidence is as important as competence."

  • Lisa Ishii

    Lisa Ishii, M.D., M.H.S.

    Senior Vice President for Operations, JHHS

    "To discover new oceans, you have to have the courage to lose sight of the shore."

  • Colleen Koch

    Colleen Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.

    Clinical Director, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Johns Hopkins Medicine

    "Be measured and strategic when taking on new leadership roles!"

  • Shari Lawson

    Shari Lawson, M.D., M.B.A.

    Division Director, General Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Assistant Dean, Medical Student Affairs

    "Have several mentors — perhaps one each for research, clinical, career and wellness."

  • Rachel Levine

    Rachel Levine, M.D., M.P.H

    Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Educational Development

    "Do work that is meaningful and which you are passionate about."

  • Sally MacConnell

    Sally MacConnell, M.B.A.

    Senior Vice President of Facilities, JHHS

    "Hopkins is incredibly diverse; embrace that diversity and help it thrive."

  • Redonda Miller

    Redonda Miller, M.D., M.B.A.

    President, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

    "Be sure to say yes to new projects and to apply for new positions."

  • Mary Myers

    Mary Myers, M.S., R.N.

    President/CEO Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
    President of Home & Community-Based Services, Johns Hopkins Health System

    "Let others know your interests and desire to learn and grow."

  • Jennifer Nickoles

    Jennifer Nickoles, M.S.

    Chief of Staff

    "Don’t be afraid to take a risk by accepting something outside your comfort zone."

  • Maria Oliva-Hemker

    Maria Oliva-Hemker, M.D.

    Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

    "Learn when to speak up and when silence is needed."

  • Jenine Rabin

    Jenine Rabin, B.A., M.B.A.

    Executive Vice President, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Foundation

    "Leaders like to see other leaders emerge."

  • Cynthia Rand

    Cynthia Rand, Ph.D.

    Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Professor of Medicine

    "In all things, try to be kind."

  • Stephanie Reel

    Stephanie Reel, B.S., M.B.A.

    Senior Vice President Information Technologies

    "Always remember that your family and your faith come first."

  • Cory Sandone

    Cory Sandone, M.A., C.M.I.

    Director, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine

    "There is so much great work being done in the labs and the clinics at Hopkins!"

  • Jacqueline Schultz

    Jacky Schultz, R.N., M.S.N.

    President of Suburban Hospital

    "Without passion being a genuine leader is impossible."

  • Geraldine Seydoux

    Geraldine Seydoux, Ph.D.

    Huntington Sheldon Professor of Medical Discovery
    Vice Dean for Basic Research

    "Be ready to say yes when the call comes. It’s never the perfect time, but it can be the right time."

  • Kimberly Skarupski

    Kimberly Skarupski, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Development

    "Carve out time to do some deep-diving into who you are."

  • Inez Stewart

    Inez Stewart, M.Ed.

    Senior Vice President of Human Resources Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine

    "Grow and expand your portfolio of skills."

     
 
 
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