Karen Haller, Ph.D., R.N.
Vice President, Nursing and Clinical Affairs and Vice President, Americas Operations
As vice president of nursing and clinical affairs and vice president for Americas operations, Karen Haller oversees nursing and clinical quality for Johns Hopkins Medicine International. She is responsible for developing the structure and resources needed to collaborate with health care organizations in the Americas region and support international patients seeking care at Johns Hopkins medical institutions. She works closely with Dr. Katherine DeRuggiero, Johns Hopkins Medicine International’s vice president for patient services. She also provides leadership and strategic oversight for Johns Hopkins Medicine International’s clinical, consulting and knowledge transfer activities that leverage the expertise of our clinicians.
In her nearly 30 years at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Haller has held a variety of roles. She most recently held the position of vice president for nursing and patient care services and chief nursing officer for The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was responsible for professional practice and clinical standards in the institution and supervised a nursing staff of more than 3,000. She also oversaw the activities of the offices for social work, regulatory affairs, admitting and patient/visitor services.
A professor for clinical affairs in the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Dr. Haller has published more than 100 articles and editorials on subjects ranging from leadership and management in patient care delivery systems to end-of-life decision-making and patient safety.