Who/What: October 2015

Published in Dome - October 2015

Elected to Board

Paul B. Rothman, M.D., dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been elected to the 14-member board of directors of Merck, the global health care company that provides prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products to more than 140 nations. Rothman, a rheumatologist and molecular immunologist, will serve as a member of the company’s research committee.

Top Cancer Docs

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital and All Children’s Hospital all have cancer specialists who have been named to a new list of the nation’s “Top Cancer Doctors 2015,” compiled by Newsweek, in conjunction with Castle Connolly. All told, these Johns Hopkins Medicine institutions have 67 oncologists on the list.

Managing Cancer at Work Kudos

The Johns Hopkins Managing Cancer at Work program has received the 2015 Innovative Systems Change Award from the Maryland Cancer Collaborative. Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center leaders behind the Web-based resource, which supports Johns Hopkins Medicine employees affected by cancer, include Terry Langbaum, chief administrative officer; Lillie Shockney, cancer survivorship director and Breast Center administrative director; and nurse navigator Marie Borsellino.

Administrative Appointments

Catherine Boyne

Catherine Boyne, M.H.A., has been appointed chief administrative officer for operational administration for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery across the Johns Hopkins Health System. She will also be responsible for the strategic development and integration of the new Interdisciplinary Musculoskeletal Care Line. Boyne joined the Johns Hopkins Health System in 2011 as senior director of operations integration.

Andrea Cox, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine, has become director of the school of medicine’s Medical Scientist Training/M.D.-Ph.D. Program. Co-director of the program since 2013, she succeeds Robert Siliciano, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, molecular biology and genetics, and pharmacology and molecular sciences, who has headed the program since 1999.

Jonathan Efron, M.D., associate professor of surgery and chief of the Ravitch Service for gastrointestinal surgery, has been named executive vice director of the Department of Surgery. He will assist in the daily operations of the department and serve as a liaison between The Johns Hopkins Hospital and other Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals.

Karen Haller

Karen Haller, Ph.D., R.N., a 27-year Johns Hopkins Medicine nursing veteran, has been promoted to vice president of nursing and clinical affairs for Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI). Haller will work with JHI’s vice president and executive medical director, John Ulatowski, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., in developing the structure and resources needed to collaborate with health care organizations worldwide. Most recently, Haller was vice president for nursing and patient care services and chief nursing officer of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Patricia Phelps, M.S., Ph.D., has been named director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Professional Development and Career Office. The office serves graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the schools of medicine, nursing and public health. Previously, Phelps created and led the Science, Training and Diversity Office at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and held a leadership post at the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Intramural Training and Education.

Selwyn Ray, J.D.

Selwyn Ray, J.D., has been appointed director of community relations for the Johns Hopkins Health System. Ray’s primary responsibilities will be at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, but he will also have a broader role in community health outreach for Johns Hopkins Medicine’s academic division. Previously, Ray was executive director and senior vice president of community engagement for the Maryland Mentoring Resource Center.

Jim Scheulen, M.B.A.

Jim Scheulen, M.B.A., has been named chief administrative officer for emergency medicine services and capacity management for Johns Hopkins Medicine. In his new role, Scheulen will be responsible for fully integrating emergency medicine operations across the health system. He joined Johns Hopkins in 1990 as administrator for the Department of Emergency Medicine, a position he still holds. He later founded Johns Hopkins’ Lifeline Transportation Program, co-developed the Hopkins Access Line (HAL), a dedicated resource that connects providers to Johns Hopkins physicians, and played an integral role in the creation of the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR).

East BaltimorePeter Agre, M.D.

Peter Agre, M.D., professor of biological chemistry in the school of medicine, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, has received the Civilian Research and Development Foundation George Brown Award for International Scientific Cooperation for his work advancing international collaboration in science and medicine and for his active commitment to science diplomacy.

David Cooper, M.D., professor of medicine and of radiology and radiological science, has received the Endocrine Society’s 2015 Outstanding Scholarly Physician Award. Cooper is internationally known in the thyroid and endocrine community for his work on the treatment of Graves’ disease, subclinical thyroid disease and thyroid cancer.

Timothy Phelps

Timothy Phelps, M.S., associate professor in and assistant director of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, has received the Association of Medical Illustrators’ 2015 Max Broedel Award of Excellence in Education. The award is named for the founding director of Johns Hopkins’ Department of Art as Applied to Medicine, the nation’s first such department. Phelps also won a Certificate of Merit for his work on the book Dance Science: Anatomy, Movement Analysis, Conditioning.

Bethany Sacks, M.D., M.Ed., has been named director for the surgical clerkship education program in the school of medicine. A general surgeon, she will be responsible for supervising medical students’ clerkship activities.

Timothy Wang, M.D., associate professor of dermatology, and Timothy Witham, M.D., associate professor of neurosurgery, are two of 10 physicians nationwide to receive $10,000 service excellence research awards apiece from the Healthnetwork Foundation.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Allison Godsey, R.N., B.S.N., C.N.O.R.

Allison Godsey, R.N., B.S.N., C.N.O.R., a neurosurgery specialty service coordinator in the operating room, has received the Department of Neurosurgery’s Outstanding Service Award. She has led a team of dedicated OR staff members for a decade.

Amminikutty Ninan, M.S.N., R.N., C.M.S.R.N.

Amminikutty Ninan, M.S.N., R.N., C.M.S.R.N., an advanced clinical nurse, has received a 2015 GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) Award from Nurse.com. The awards program honors outstanding nurses in regions across the country, leading to the selection of the National Nurses of the Year. Ninan, who treats patients in need of chemotherapy and biotherapy, is one of six national winners.

Carol Sylvester

Carol Sylvester, R.N., M.S., has been promoted to vice president of care management services. A 34-year Johns Hopkins veteran, Sylvester held leadership roles in Johns Hopkins Home Care Group and Johns Hopkins HealthCare before joining Johns Hopkins Geriatrics Center’s leadership team 15 years ago.

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Katherine Lamond

Katherine Lamond, M.D., M.S., an assistant professor of surgery who specializes in laparoscopic bariatric surgery, has been appointed medical director of the Sibley Center for Weight Loss Surgery. Before joining Sibley, Lamond served as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Suburban Hospital

Joe Lindstrom

Joe Linstrom has been promoted to the position of vice president of operations. A 17-year Suburban Hospital veteran, he was formerly senior director of diagnostic and support operations.