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New Hospital Head

Miller is first female to lead Johns Hopkins Hospital.

When Redonda Miller ’92 graduated from Ohio State University in 1988 and enrolled in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, it was the people she encountered—not the infrastructure—that impressed her. “The basic science and preclinical teaching buildings were no jewels in the crown by any stretch,” she says with a chuckle. “The motive for coming here was the people—and that has been the driving reason why I have stayed.”

Miller’s deep commitment to her alma mater has paid off. In mid-May, she was named president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The first woman to be appointed president in Johns Hopkins Hospital’s 127-year history, she will assume the post on July 1.

With more than 20 years of service at Johns Hopkins, Miller most recently served as senior vice president of medical affairs for the Johns Hopkins Health System and vice president of medical affairs for The Johns Hopkins Hospital. In the latter role, she was responsible for medical staff administration, pharmacy, health information management, hospital epidemiology and infection control, spiritual care and chaplaincy, and patient safety.

She has also served as associate program director of the Osler Medical Residency Training Program, assistant dean for student affairs for the school of medicine and vice chair of clinical operations for the Department of Medicine.

Miller’s “deep understanding and appreciation of The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s culture and her working knowledge of the Maryland financial rate-setting system make her extremely well-suited to lead at this time in our history,” notes Ronald R. Peterson, outgoing longtime president of the hospital, who will maintain his titles as president of the health system and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

“I work with terrific physicians, unbelievable nurses, social workers, physical therapists; every group of care providers in the hospital is top-notch,” Miller said, when appointed vice president for medical affairs, in 2009. Her goal was then—and remains—to make “the best” even better.

New Hospital Head

“Redonda’s extraordinary combination of exceptional medical prowess, years of progressive administrative experience, and the well-earned respect of senior clinical and administrative leadership will serve us all well.”

Ronald R. Peterson on the appointment of Redonda Miller as new president of Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is the first female in this role since the hospital was founded in 1889.