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

 Karen Horton Karen Horton - At Johns Hopkins since 1988

Director of Radiology

Why did you decide to join Johns Hopkins Medicine?

I came as a medical student and never left.

Why have you decided to stay at Johns Hopkins Medicine?

I love working in an environment with smart and talented people who challenge me.

Confidence is as important as competence.

Please tell us about how you reached your leadership position.

My first leadership role was as the program director for the radiology residency. From there I moved to Bayview as the interim chair of radiology. This led me back to JHH as vice chair of operations, then executive vice chair. I moved into the interim director role when the prior director left and finally became the director of radiology on Oct 1, 2017.

Which of your accomplishments are you most proud of at Johns Hopkins Medicine?

I am most proud of becoming the first female director of radiology at Johns Hopkins. It is a reflection of my hard work, tenacity and grit.

What advice would you give a woman who is aspiring to grow in her leadership responsibilities?

  1. Speak up. Get invited to the table and get involved.
  2. Confidence is as important as competence.
  3. Be visible. Learn the value of networking.
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