Vice President, Practice Operations and Chief Operating Officer
Melissa Feld Helicke, M.B.A., M.H.A., is vice president of practice operations and chief operating officer at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.
In this role, Ms. Helicke is responsible for practice operations across all of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. She works closely with the organization’s entire clinical and administrative leadership, and she interfaces with ambulatory leadership throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine, particularly through the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians. She leads the effort to engage Johns Hopkins Community Physicians teams.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Ms. Helicke was administrator and assistant dean of the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for nearly 15 years. In those roles, she partnered with Johns Hopkins Medicine leadership to build on the medical center's strengths, developing programs that grew its academic and clinical missions and reinforced its bonds with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
She began her career with Johns Hopkins as an administrative fellow in 1996. Ms. Helicke then moved to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center as an administrator for cardiology and vascular services. After two years, she was promoted to department administrator.
In 2006, she began serving as assistant dean. Among her many accomplishments were playing key roles in facilitating new clinical research programs, developing numerous successful outpatient and inpatient clinical programs, and supporting world-class education for the Department of Medicine and medical center. She helped lead the integration of the Bayview Physicians Group into the Johns Hopkins University Clinical Practice Association and has helped solidify the medical center as a clinical and academic powerhouse.
Ms. Helicke received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University. Upon graduation, she worked at as an auditor for PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Ms. Helicke then received her master’s degree in health administration and M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.
She lives in Ellicott City with her husband and their sons.