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By Decade Spring/Summer 2015


Jack Paradise, of Belmont, Massachusetts, officially retired from the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh pediatric faculty a decade ago, but he continues to participate in research planning and reporting from a distance.


Bert Vogelstein, of Baltimore, professor of oncology and pathology, director of the Ludwig Center at Johns Hopkins, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, has received the Warren Triennial Prize from Massachusetts General Hospital. The prize, which includes a cash award of $50,000, honors scientists who have made outstanding contributions to medicine.


L. Michael Brunt, of Clayton, Missouri, has been elected president of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. Brunt is professor of surgery and section chief of minimally invasive surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.


Alan W. Partin, of Baltimore, director of the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, has been named the inaugural Jakurski Family Professor and Director of the institute. Benefactors Andre and Maria Jakurski traveled from their home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to attend his installation in January at the David H. Koch Cancer Research Building. Partin, who also received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins in 1989, hopes to use the funding from the Jakurski Family Directorship to help foster advances in urologic care. For a decade, he has headed the Brady Urological Institute, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.


Katherine M. Jones, of Manchaca, Texas, who earned a master’s degree in art as applied to medicine, served as the 2014 vice president of marketing for the Texas Lyceum, a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan leadership organization focused on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders.


Kelly Gebo, of Baltimore, has been named The Johns Hopkins University’s first vice provost for education. Currently a professor in the schools of medicine and public health, she serves as director of the Undergraduate Program in Public Health Studies in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. 


Scott M. Needle, of Naples, Florida, is chief medical officer of the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, a nonprofit organization providing primary medical and dental care to more than 36,000 children and adults in Collier County, Florida. 

Faculty, Fellows and House Staff

Morton Goldberg (HS, ophthalmology, 1963–67; fellow, medicine, 1969–70), of Baltimore, professor of ophthalmology and director emeritus of the Wilmer Eye Institute (1989–2003), has received the American Ophthalmological Society’s 2014 Lucian Howe Medal for distinguished service to ophthalmology.

Catherine DeAngelis (HS, pediatrics, 1970–72; faculty, pediatrics, 1972–2000), of Baltimore, now Distinguished Service Professor Emerita of pediatrics, will receive the 2015 Howland Medal of the American Pediatric Society, the highest award in pediatric medicine.

Henry Brem (fellow, neurosurgery and ophthalmology, 1979–80), of Owings Mills, Maryland, currently professor and director of the Department of Neurosurgery, has received a National Physician of the Year Award for Clinical Excellence from Castle Connolly, a research and medical information company. The award recognized Brem’s commitment to improving the lives of thousands of people.

Michael M.E. Johns (faculty, otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, 1984–90; dean of the school of medicine, 1990–1996), of Atlanta, who led Emory University’s Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center from 1996–2007, then served as Emory’s fifth chancellor from 2007–2012 and as the University of Michigan’s interim executive vice president for medical affairs from June 2014 to March 2015, has received the 2015 National Physician of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award from Castle Connolly.

Lisa Cooper (fellow, general internal medicine, 1994), of Baltimore, director of the Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities, has received the Vice Dean’s Award for the Advancement of Women from the Office of Women in Science and Medicine. Cooper’s research focuses on patient-centered strategies for improving outcomes and overcoming racial and ethnic disparities in health care.

Jean Bennett (fellow, physiology, 1989; faculty, physiology, ophthalmology, 1991–92), of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, was awarded the Jewish Guild for the Blind’s 2012 Alfred W. Bressler Prize in Vision Science. She is a professor of ophthalmology and of cell and developmental biology as well as vice chair for research in ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Todd Dorman (HS, anesthesiology and critical care medicine, 1990; fellow, critical care medicine, 1992), of Baltimore, currently professor and vice chair for critical care services in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and senior associate dean for education coordination, has been named president-elect of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Christopher G. Williams (house staff, plastic surgery, 2007), of Centennial, Colorado, is a board-certified plastic surgeon and co-owner of Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery in Lone Tree, Colorado. He employs microsurgical breast reconstruction to help women affected by breast cancer.