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Welcome Letter from Dean Paul B. Rothman and President Kevin W. Sowers

Dean Rothman and President SowersDean Rothman and President Sowers

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome visitors to the website for the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Equal treatment for all is one of the values on which this institution was founded. In an 1873 letter from Mr. Johns Hopkins to Johns Hopkins Hospital trustees, he wrote that the hospital must care for “the indigent sick of this city and its environs, without regard to sex, age, or color, who may require surgical or medical treatment.” We take this charge to heart.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital was a “model of its kind” when it was established more than 100 years ago. It was the prototype for the modern academic health center, with a mission combining education, research, and patient care. To maintain our leadership, locally and globally, we must leverage the great promise of diversity. The work of creating a more diverse and inclusive culture falls to everyone at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Together, we can realize this vision. Together, we are better.


Paul B. Rothman, M.D.
Dean of the Medical Faculty
CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Kevin W. Sowers, M.S.N., R.N., F.A.A.N.
President, Johns Hopkins Health System
EVP, Johns Hopkins Medicine


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