Mission, Vision & Values


We are people serving people, to promote health and alleviate suffering locally and globally by:

Delivering exceptional care

Inpatient doctor treating patient.

Developing and educating future leaders

Medical residents on inpatient rounds.

Driving innovation and discovery

Two scientists looking at a set of test tubes.


We want to:

  • Inspire a culture of respect, integrity, equity, service, and excellence
  • Engage all Department of Medicine employees in serving our patients
  • Lead the world in personalized patient care, medical education, and biomedical discovery and innovation

Core Values


We promote an atmosphere of respect and admiration for our patients, colleagues and communities. We value the diversity among people, their ideas and their points of view, and engage in direct and open communication.


Our values are not just hollow words. We uphold these values consistently each day and reinforce them with action. We believe in what we do and work hard to improve the state of the department and the surrounding community. We are committed to the promises we make to our patients and to one another.


As our mission states: we are people serving people to promote health and alleviate suffering locally and globally. We consider it our duty to explore innovative ways to deliver safe, effective and exceptional care to our patients, to support the well-being of our colleagues, and to serve communities both inside and outside of Hopkins.


We are a department made up of diverse individuals with differing races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, backgrounds and talents. We work to ensure the equity and equality of each of our employees and demand the same fairness for our patients that Johns Hopkins himself insisted upon.


Our department was founded on excellence, and we will never stop striving for greatness. We promote personal and professional development to help the talented individuals that make up our department shine in order to benefit Hopkins, Baltimore and the world.