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Jonathan Ellen, M.D., Named President Of All Children’s Hospital - 07/26/2012

Jonathan Ellen, M.D., Named President Of All Children’s Hospital

St. Petersburg-Based Hospital a Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine
Release Date: July 26, 2012

Jonathan Ellen, M.D., professor of pediatrics and vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been appointed president of All Children’s Hospital. In his new role, he will also serve as president of the All Children’s Hospital Foundation and chairman of the All Children’s Health System Board, which oversees the All Children’s Hospital Specialty Physicians Group and other entities. Prior to his appointment as president, Ellen served as interim president of the pediatric hospital, and before that he served as the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine vice dean for All Children’s Hospital and as All Children’s Hospital’s physician in chief. Before joining All Children’s Hospital, Ellen was the director of the Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

“We are impressed with the vision, knowledge and experience Dr. Ellen brings to the position,” says Jack Kirkland, chairman of the All Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees. “We are certain that we have selected the right person to lead All Children’s Hospital.”

Since arriving at All Children’s Hospital in 2011, Dr. Ellen has led the effort to develop several research and education initiatives, including a new pediatric residency program and translational research programs that have strengthened the integration of research and education to match the outstanding clinical care for which the 259-bed St. Petersburg hospital is known. The ultimate aim is to transform All Children’s Hospital into a national model by creating a robust academic medical center for pediatrics, with full research and translational medicine capabilities, superlative child-focused medical and specialty care, and an innovative new pediatric residency program that will feature individual learning plans, early opportunities for research, and a focus on factors critical to maintaining health and preventing subsequent hospitalizations.

Dr. Ellen’s demonstrated commitment to research and medical education, and his focus on community benefit, continue to be tremendous assets to All Children’s Hospital and to Johns Hopkins Medicine,” says Paul B. Rothman, M.D., dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “In his new role, Dr. Ellen will sustain the collaborative efforts to leverage the strengths of All Children’s Hospital within the Johns Hopkins Medicine family.”

“Jonathan will help All Children’s move from a premier children’s hospital toward a world-class pediatric academic medical center,” says Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center was the first children’s hospital to be associated with an academic medical center, and with Jonathan’s experience, commitment and vision, that legacy will continue at All Children’s Hospital.”

All Children’s Hospital became a fully integrated member of Johns Hopkins Medicine in April 2011. Since then, the hospital has established a new Office of Medical Education and Office of Research, launched a clinical research mentorship program and created new opportunities for its clinicians to collaborate with those at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Ellen joined the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty in 1999 and in 2006 was named vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics and director of the Center for Child and Community Health Research. In the same year, he also became director of the Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he already had established a growing research program to complement the academic and clinical missions of that campus. He is a professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Raised in Philadelphia, Dr. Ellen graduated from Temple University Medical School and completed his residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He completed a fellowship in adolescent medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in addition to fellowships in sexually transmitted diseases at UCSF, the San Francisco Department of Health and the CDC. He has received numerous grant awards from the NIH and CDC and has authored more than 140 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and 30 reviews, editorials and book chapters.

About Johns Hopkins Medicine

From the 1889 opening of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, to the opening of the School of Medicine four years later, there emerged the concept of combining research, teaching and patient care. This model, the first of its kind, would lead to a national and international reputation for excellence and discovery. Today, Johns Hopkins uses one overarching name—Johns Hopkins Medicine—to identify its entire medical enterprise. This $6.5 billion system unites the physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the health professionals and facilities that make up the broad, integrated Johns Hopkins Health System.

About All Children’s Hospital

Children are the sole focus of All Children’s Hospital and its new, million-square-foot St. Petersburg FL campus devoted to pediatric specialty care.  The ten-story All Children’s Hospital and its adjacent Outpatient Care Center (dedicated in January 2010) replaced an existing 42-year old facility just two blocks away. All Children's Hospital is a proud member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. All Children’s is the only US hospital outside of the Baltimore/Washington D.C. metroplex to achieve that distinction. It is also the only hospital on Florida’s West Coast totally devoted to children’s care - a leader in pediatric treatment, education, research and advocacy. As a regional referral center for children with some of the most challenging medical problems, All Children’s draws patients from throughout Florida, all 50 states and 36 foreign countries.  The mission of this private, not-for-profit hospital is rooted in its beginnings in 1926 as Florida’s first Crippled Children’s Hospital for polio victims. All Children’s understands that it’s not enough to treat disease -- that true progress comes from teaching and research to cure disease. All Children’s shares its pediatric expertise through research & education affiliations with 70 different institutions including Johns Hopkins Medicine, the University of South Florida (USF Health) as well as Moffitt Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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