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Director’s Message

Samuel C. Durso, MD, MBA, AGSF Samuel C. Durso, M.D., M.B.A., AGSF

As part of Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology attracts some of the brightest medical and research professionals working in the field. We are proud to offer the highest level of care to our patients, both those who come as hospital patients and those who receive our care in the community. As we are dedicated to care, we are also dedicated to research that betters the quality of the care we can provide.

As I consider our division as a whole, what strikes me most is how well we work together, across specialties, across professions, and across jobs. A colleague of mine once told me that she did not consider coming to Johns Hopkins for medical school because she had heard that it was so competitive and unfriendly.

She did come to Johns Hopkins for a fellowship in 2003, and she’s still here today pursuing her call to care for older adults as a geriatrician and getting the word out about the importance of holistic care to the medical community and to the community around us. What she found when she arrived was a sense of collegiality and friendliness, along with a drive to be the best. It is those components that keep her in the Division today.

It’s that kind of spirit—one of collaboration and passion, coupled with enjoyment for our work and our colleagues—that symbolizes our division.

We hope that as you look around this website, you will notice that our staff is made up of all kinds of people, those who grew up in Baltimore and those who came from half a world away, those who work in our labs and those who provide care to patients.

If you are a patient or a family member, we hope that our ability to offer you a continuum of care and a range of medical professionals will bring you in our doors.

If you are a clinician, researcher, or medical student, we hope you will be drawn by our passion and our collegiality. We have built and continue to build a diverse creative team of people dedicated to what they do. We would love for you to join us, whether for a summer, a couple of years, or for your whole career.

Samuel C. Durso, MD, MBA, AGSF
Mason F. Lord Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center