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Bimal H Ashar, M.B.A., M.D.Clinical Director, Division of General Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Dr. Bimal Ashar is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He serves as the clinical director of the Division of General Internal Medicine, director of the Executive & Preventive Health Program and co-director of the Advanced Clerkship in Medicine.
Named one of the “Best Doctors in America” and board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Ashar’s primary research interests include preventive medicine, dietary supplements and medical education. Dr. Ashar is an editor of The Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Board Review book, which is in its fourth edition.
Dr. Ashar remains an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and in the past has served as president for the mid-Atlantic region. He is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Ashar is very involved in medical education. He serves as an adviser, mentor for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Colleges Program, and is a member of the medical school's admissions committee.
He earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Ashar subsequently became chief resident and a faculty member at Case Western. After his departure from Cleveland in 1998, Dr. Ashar joined the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.
Youngjee Choi, M.DAssistant Professor of Medicine
Dr. Youngjee Choi is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include internal medicine, cancer survivorship, and primary care. She is currently the director of the Johns Hopkins Primary Care for Cancer Survivors Program.
Dr. Choi received her undergraduate degrees in psychology as well as philosophy-neuroscience-psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. She earned her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine. Prior to joining the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins in 2015, Dr. Choi was selected as a chief resident and was a faculty member at Washington University School of Medicine.
Dr. Choi is board-certified in internal medicine. She is an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine. Her academic and clinical interests include medical education, high value care, and improving the delivery of care for cancer survivors.
Jamil Daoud Bayram, M.D., M.Ed., M.P.H.Dr. Jamil Bayram is an associate professor in the Department of Emergency and holds a joint appointment in the Department of International Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. He remains the associate director of Johns Hopkins Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) and a member of the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response (CRDR). His research interests include disaster metrics, international emergency medicine, complex humanitarian emergencies, disaster medicine, and public health preparedness. Dr. Bayram received his undergraduate and medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. In 1999, he completed his residency in emergency medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He later returned to Lebanon where he served as chairman of an emergency department until 2002. Upon his return to the U.S., he joined the emergency department at Rush University Medical Center as a full-time faculty member, while continuing to work at Cook County Hospital on a part-time basis. Operationally, Dr. Bayram directed all the emergency management activities at Rush from 2009-2011, and served on various emergency management committees in the City of Chicago. He holds masters’ degrees in public health, disaster medicine, and educational measurement. He is also pursuing his Ph.D. in public health at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Sarah Lou Clever, M.D.Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dr. Sarah Clever is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include depression and hypertension. Dr. Clever serves as the assistant dean for student affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her research interests include patient-physician communication and medical education.
Dr. Clever graduated with an A.B. in history from Stanford University. She earned her medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington. She served as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and obtained her M.S. in health studies at the University of Chicago. In 2002, Dr. Clever joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins as a fellow in the Division of General Internal Medicine and joined the full-time faculty shortly thereafter. She is board-certified in internal medicine.
Dr. Clever serves on the LGBTI Liaison Group for the Association of American Medical College Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex. She has received numerous honors, including the Diversity Leadership Council Diversity Recognition Award from Johns Hopkins in 2012. She is an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians and the American Academy on Physician and Patient.
Gregory Paul Prokopowicz, M.D., M.P.H.Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dr. Gregory Prokopowicz is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include hypertension, internal medicine and medical informatics. Dr. Prokopowicz serves as the director of the Johns Hopkins Hypertension Center. His research and medical education interests include hypertension, evidence-based medicine and the informational needs of clinicians.
Dr. Prokopowicz received his M.D. and M.P.H. from the University of Michigan. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine on the Osler Medical Service of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Prokopowicz joined the faculty of the Division of General Internal Medicine after completion of his residency.
Dr. Prokopowicz serves on the faculty of the Executive & Preventive Health Program and is an advisor and mentor for the School of Medicine’s Colleges Program. He has been named one of the Best Doctors in America. He is a member of Society of General Internal Medicine and the American Society of Hypertension.
Shannon Bandy Putman, M.D.Assistant of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Shannon Putman is an assistant of emergency medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her area of clinical expertise is emergency medicine.
She earned her M.D. at Duke University School of Medicine and completed a medicine residency at Johns Hopkins.
Selvi Rajagopal, M.D., M.P.H.Assistant Professor of Medicine
Selvi Rajagopal, MD, MPH is dual-board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and a diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She specializes in medical weight management to prevent and treat chronic disease beginning in late adolescence through adulthood. In her clinical practice at the Johns Hopkins Healthful Eating, Activity and Weight Program, she works with individuals to implement a holistic approach to achieve their health goals through sustainable weight loss and weight maintenance, incorporating key elements of nutrition, exercise, mental health and medication management.
Beyond her clinical role, Dr. Rajagopal is engaged in medical student and resident education within Obesity Medicine. Her research and public health interests include the improvement of health and nutrition literacy and food environment policy reform as strategies to reduce chronic disease burden among low-income populations across the age spectrum.
Dr. Rajagopal received her Doctor of Medicine degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. She completed a combined training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Following residency, she worked as a Medicine-Pediatrics hospitalist prior to joining the combined General Preventive Medicine Residency-Masters in Public Health Program at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2018 to pursue her interests in population health and chronic disease prevention. She pursued additional clinical training in weight management at the Johns Hopkins Digestive Weight Loss Center during her Preventive Medicine residency and has since joined clinical faculty within the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Heather Sateia, M.D.Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dr. Heather Sateia is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include internal medicine, preventive medicine and primary care. Medical education and the integration of evidence-based medicine are her primary research interests.
Dr. Sateia received her B.A. from Princeton University. She earned her M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
Following residency, Dr. Sateia was selected as a chief resident. She later joined the faculty at Washington University as an associate program director for the Primary Care Pathway and became editor of the Washington Manual of Outpatient Internal Medicine. In 2013, she joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Sateia serves as a core advisor for the School of Medicine’s Colleges Advisory Program. She is an associate program director for the Osler Medical Training Program focusing on equity, diversity and culture. She was recognized as a Shark Tank Workshop Award Recipient at the 2015 Institute for Excellence in Education's Annual Conference for her proposal "High-Value Care Communication Curriculum for Internal Medicine Interns." She is a member of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine and the Society for General Internal Medicine.
Lyman Dwight Wooster, M.D.Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dr. Lyman Dwight Wooster currently serves as a clinical educator in the Division of General Internal Medicine. His research interests are in the assessment of the quality of clinical care, the cost of health care and in the evaluation of consumer satisfaction. His primary focus is in evaluating the efficacy of quality indicators.
As a graduate of Wake Forest University, Dr. Wooster attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, where he completed his internship, residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine. Later, he then completed a fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Christiana Meng Zhang, M.D.Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dr. Christiana Zhang is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include internal medicine, medical education, women's health, and primary care. Medical education and women’s health are her primary research interests.
Dr. Zhang received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in the Department of Internal Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Following residency in 2019, she completed a general internal medicine fellowship in medical education at Johns Hopkins. She also joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins as faculty in 2019.
Karly Moore, ACSM-CEPClinical Exercise Physiologist
Karly Moore is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Karly completed her undergraduate degree at Salisbury University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She went on to obtain a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in May of 2016.
Karly worked as an exercise physiologist for Duke University Hospital in the cardiac diagnostic unit until December of 2018 when she joined the Johns Hopkins Executive and Preventive Health program. While practicing as an exercise physiologist for the program Karly also graduated from the Mayo Clinic Health and Wellness Coaching program in the fall of 2019 to allow for our program to incorporate health and wellness coaching. Karly is a driven and enthusiastic member of the program who is devoted to providing the best possible care to our executive and preventive health patients.
Parker Rhodes, RCEPClinical Exercise Physiologist
Parker Rhodes is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist. Parker completed his undergraduate degree at Towson University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He earned his Master of Science degree with a concentration in Clinical Exercise Physiology from East Stroudsburg University in 2010.
Prior to his current role, Parker worked as a clinical exercise physiologist for Johns Hopkins Hospital in Cardiac Rehabilitation and became the exercise physiologist for the Heart Failure Bridge Clinic. In October of 2018, He joined the Johns Hopkins Executive and Preventive Health program.
While practicing as an exercise physiologist for the program, Parker also received his Medical Assistant Certification. Parker is truly passionate about his role and remains fully committed to providing the upmost care to every executive and preventive health patient.