General Contact Information

  • Media Relations Phone: 410-955-6070
  • Media Relations Email: JHMedia@jhmi.edu
  • After Hours & Holidays: 410-955-6070.
    If you are a journalist working on a tight deadline or if this is an afterhours, urgent request, you can call this number and ask the operator to page the media relations representative on-call.

Journalists should always work with our team first to coordinate interviews. Each team member represents several departments or specialties of medicine and is available to respond to media inquiries or interview requests in a timely manner. If you are a journalist and unsure which specialty would be most appropriate for your request, please send an inquiry to JHMedia@jhmi.edu. Thank you.

To review our protocol on providing patient condition updates please reference this page.

Public Relations, Media Relations and Corporate Communications Team

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Patrick Smith

office: 410-955-8242
cell: 410-608-4025

Senior Communications Specialist Patrick Smith joined the public relations, media relations, and corporate communications team in March of 2013 after six years as communications director at the People's Community Health Centers in Baltimore, a historic nonprofit clinic specializing in health care for the underserved.

Smith has spent 20-plus years as a writer and communications professional in the Baltimore-Washington region. A senior writer and communications director at United Way of Central Maryland and the Baltimore/D.C. American Red Cross, Smith also has served as a press aide and speechwriter to several elected officials.

A consultant to such clients as the National Governors Association, Porter Novelli, the U.S. Telecom Association and the National Association of Community Health Centers, Smith began his career as a newspaper reporter at the Dundalk Eagle. He holds a B.S. degree in English from Towson University.

Beats Covered

  • Community Engagement
  • Community Health
  • Diversity Initiatives
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Hepatology
  • Integrative/Complementary Medicine
  • Pancreas
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Brian H. Waters

office: 443-287-8554
cell: 443-226-5051

Brian H. Waters joined the Johns Hopkins Medicine public relations, media relations, and corporate communications team in March 2016. He implements social media strategies and helps the team manage media requests and Johns Hopkins Medicine media-related events.

Before joining the marketing and communications team, Brian worked at ESPN as a production assistant, where he produced highlight films for various shows, including "SportsCenter," and served on the social media team.

Brian graduated in 2013 from Morgan State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast and integrated media.

Beats Covered

  • Cardiology
  • Hematology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Urology