Charles Wiener Appointed President of Johns Hopkins Medicine International


Seasoned professor and clinician will lead the continued global expansion of Johns Hopkins Medicine

Charles Wiener, M.D., professor of medicine and physiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been named to a two-year term as the president of Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHMI), the division of Johns Hopkins Medicine that develops high-impact international health care collaborations and provides medical concierge services for patients who travel from other regions to receive care at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Wiener previously held the role of JHMI’s vice president of academic affairs and vice president of Asia operations, leading multiple global projects at JHMI, including strategic planning, oversight of educational infrastructure planning and medical training. He is a highly respected leader, clinician and award-winning educator.

His impressive 27-year tenure with Johns Hopkins Medicine includes serving as chair of the committee that created the school of medicine’s “Genes to Society” curriculum, and as director emeritus of the Osler Internal Medicine Training Program, the first U.S. medical residency program.

He will assume his new role Jan. 1, 2019, following the retirement of Pamela Paulk, who served as JHMI’s president since 2015.

“I am confident Dr. Wiener will continue to lead JHMI strategically and successfully toward our goal of improving health and health care on a truly global scale,” says Paul B. Rothman, M.D., dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “In this role he will oversee high-impact global health care collaborations and the provision of medical concierge services for thousands of international, out-of-state and local patients with interpretation needs.”

“Johns Hopkins Medicine touches the lives of patients and families from nearly every country in the world, directly or indirectly,” says Kevin W. Sowers, M.S.N., R.N., F.A.A.N., president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president for Johns Hopkins Medicine. “We are certain Dr. Charles Wiener will forge a strategic path forward to ensure Johns Hopkins Medicine International continues to provide the best possible experience for its patients and families, and to build sustainable programs to improve health and health care overseas.”

Dr. Wiener is an associate editor of the American Journal of Medicine and has authored the last four editions of the Harrison’s Principals of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review.

He received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a medical degree from the University of Miami. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.