General Contact Information

  • Media Relations Phone: 410-955-6070
  • Media Relations Email: [email protected]
  • 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 [email protected]. Thank you.

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

Public Relations, Media Relations and Corporate Communications Team

Showing Beat:
Melissa Roos

Melissa Roos

office: 202-309-4852
Melissa Roos is the interim director of communications for Suburban Hospital and the director of communications for Sibley Memorial Hospital. She leads strategic and executive communications, media relations, and thought leadership for both hospitals. Melissa has close to 20 years of experience in communications and public relations and has been a part of the Johns Hopkins Medicine team for more than six years.
In her previous roles, Melissa led public relations, advocacy, brand strategy and thought leadership for a number of pharmaceutical companies, major consumer brands and foundations while at global public relations agencies. She led multiple teams and directed the development of communications and advocacy strategy, websites, social and digital campaigns, policy positions, media outreach, content, and stakeholder engagement. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with dual bachelor?s degrees in public relations from the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and political science.

Beats Covered

  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Suburban Hospital