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May 2011

End of an era

Date: May 20, 2011

Edward Miller, the only dean/CEO of Hopkins Medicine, says it's time to step down.l

Edward Miller

Edward Miller, the dean/CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine for more than 14 years, has announced to the university president that he is retiring, effective June 30, 2012. Miller is the only person to hold this dual title since Hopkins Medicine, the virtual organization that brought together the school of medicine and the Johns Hopkins Health System, was formed in 1996. In making Miller’s intention public, University President Ronald J. Daniels said “we are witnessing the end of an era.”

Miller was appointed the medical school dean, CEO of Hopkins Medicine and the university’s vice president for medicine in 1997 after serving on an interim basis since the year before. Daniels characterized Miller’s tenure as “nothing short of extraordinary.”

Daniels elaborated on Miller’s achievements by observing, “Those of us who are not on the East Baltimore campus every day nevertheless see evidence of Ed’s transformative influence. The new hospital towers, which will open in April 2012, will enable the men and women of Johns Hopkins Medicine to elevate to a new level of excellence the expert and compassionate care for which they are so justly famous. As critical as the towers will be to the future of Johns Hopkins Medicine, however, they represent but a fraction of Ed’s accomplishments. Under his leadership, and that of his outstanding executive partner, Ron Peterson, we have welcomed four new hospitals to the Johns Hopkins family.”

Under Miller’s watch, the medical school introduced a new curriculum that anticipates the future practice of medicine. Additionally, throughout his 14-year leadership, the school of medicine has retained its top ranking in NIH research funding and maintained its place among the top three medical schools in the nation.

Daniels also announced that Francis Burch Jr., incoming chair of the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Provost Lloyd  Minor will co-chair the search  for Miller’s replacement.