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We are creating a broadly collaborative and multi-disciplinary academic home for research, education, quality improvement, and innovation to improve primary care and health outcomes for the benefit of patients and society.

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Meet our Members 

Photo of DNP BeckerKathleen L. Becker, DNP, CRNP
Assistant Professor for Johns Hopkins University (JHU). She received her D.N.P. from Chatham University JHU School of Medicine in 1983, and completed an Internal Medicine residency in 1986 and Hematology fellowship in 1989 at JHU. Her honors include Principal Investigator for the Hewlett Fund for Undergraduate Education, "Mental Health and the Underserved Patient", $47,500; and The Shriver Center Faculty Development Grant for Service Based Learning, $2500 in 1995.
 
Photo of Dr. ChengTina L. Cheng, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health and Division Chief of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Her clinical work and research focuses on addressing child health disparities, youth development and primary care models of care for improved child health outcomes authoring over 100 articles on these subjects and the future of pediatric primary care. Her early research focused on surveillance and identification of risk and protective factors for youth violence in urban communities with later research developing, implementing and evaluating interventions in primary care, emergency departments, schools and the community. She was previously a member of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry. Past President of the Academic Pediatric Association, she is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Research, liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Federal Government Affairs and is Associate Editor of Pediatrics in Review. Her goals are to integrate clinical work, teaching and research toward effective models of care, mentor a diverse community of health professionals and researchers, and lead the dissemination of research proven youth development interventions to practice and policy.
 
David ChinDavid C. Chin, MD, MBA
Distinguished Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he is focusing on novel industry/academic research partnerships and preparing health systems and academic medical centers for success under accountable care. Before joining Hopkins he was a senior national partner in the US Healthcare Industries Advisory Practice of PwC and former leader of PwC’s Global Healthcare Research Institute.  During his career at PwC, Dr. Chin led major strategic planning engagements across the tri-partite mission for academic medical centers and universities around the world. He also led the health care thought leadership for PwC including examining the future of AMCs.  Dr. Chin is also Chairman-elect of the Board of Directors for the National Committee for Quality Assurance in Washington, DC. Before joining PwC, David was the President of the Novalis Corporation, a privately held company that franchised HMOs on a turnkey basis, and also served on the Board of Directors of Baxter International, Inc.  Prior to those positions, he was the President and Medical Director of the Health Centers Division of the Harvard Community Health Plan, a staff model HMO providing health care to residents in Eastern Massachusetts.  David holds a BA from Harvard College, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and an MBA from Stanford Business School, as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.  
 
Colleen ChristmasColleen Christmas, MD, FACP 
Associate Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine. She completed her undergraduate medical education at the University of Connecticut, then completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia before coming to Hopkins in 1996, where she did a 3 year fellowship in Geriatric Medicine and joined the faculty. Her academic focus is on medical education and she served first as Associate Program Director, then in 2006 she became the Program Director for the Johns Hopkins Bayview Internal Medicine Residency Training Program. At Hopkins Bayview she has helped to implement and study the Aliki Initiative, an educational innovation designed to help residents know their patients as individuals. She has also created a curriculum known as Medicine for the Greater Good to incorporate better training in social determinants of health, chronic disease management, population health and advocacy. She is working with colleagues from the Primary Care Consortium to design and implement a hands-on behavioral health coaching program for medical students and in July 2014 was awarded the opportunity to create and direct a primary care track in the medical school.  
 
Photo of Dr. FlynnJohn A. Flynn, MD, MBA, MEd, FACP, FACR
Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the Director of Clinical Practice Improvement with the Clinical Practice Association and the Medical Director of The Spondyloarthritis Program. In addition, Dr. Flynn is the Co-Director of the Osler Center for Clinical Excellence and founding member of the Johns Hopkins Consortium for the Advancement of Primary Care. Dr. Flynn received his M.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia and completed his internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in rheumatology. Dr. Flynn also completed his M.B.A. at the Johns Hopkins University and his M.Ed. at the University of Cincinnati. He is board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and is a fellow with the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Flynn is the editor of Cutaneous Medicine: Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease, the Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Medicine and Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination.
 
Photo of Dr. KravetSteven J. Kravet, MD, MBA
President of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians; a member of the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Physicians Governor’s Council; and an Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University (JHU). He received his M.D. from the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in 1992; and completed an Internal Medicine residency in 1995 and Chief residency in 1996 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His honors include the Samuel P. Asper award from the American College of Physicians, Maryland Chapter in 2009 for excellence in Internal Medicine and an inaugural Miller-Coulson Scholars in 2006.
 
Photo of Dr. McGuireMaura McGuire, MD
Director of Education, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians; and the Director of the Longitudinal Clerkship, Assistant Dean for Part-time Faculty, and a Managing Board Member of the Institute for Excellence in Education for Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine. She received her M.D. from JHU School of Medicine in 1983, and completed an Internal Medicine residency in 1986 and Hematology fellowship in 1989 at JHU. Her honors include Department of Medicine Part-time Faculty Award in 1993 and 2005, Ambulatory Preceptor Award in 2007, Department of Pediatrics Award in 2000, Alpha Omega Alpha award for Part-time Faculty in 2007, and Professor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching during Clinical Years in 2008.
 
 
Rosalyn StewartRosalyn Stewart, MD, MS, MBA
Associate Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Nursing, and Public Health at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and member of the Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. Dr. Stewart received a M.S. in Biomedical Sciences prior to her M.D. at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).   She then completed a second M.S. in Clinical Sciences/Preventive Medicine, and completed a residency in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in 2001, and Chief residency in Internal Medicine in 2002.  She earned an M.B.A. at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2009.  She is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics and is a Fellow in  American College of Physicians and in the American Academy of Pediatrics.  A true leader in the delivery and development of care for the complex urban underserved population, Dr. Stewart is known for her clinical innovations directed to obviate social determinants of health.  Her safety net innovations have improved the health of targeted populations by coupling excellent medical care with programs that target the root causes of differences in incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of diseases as well as other adverse health conditions. Her work has led to the development of team-based comprehensive care that includes use community partners as part of community-based multi-disciplinary primary care that emphasizes collaboration and utilizes social workers, case managers, community health workers, and inter-professional home-visits. Her honors include being the first John Faulkner Rainey Osler Faculty Scholar and becoming a Miller-Coulson Scholars in 2014.
 
Photo of Dr. WrightScott M. Wright, MD
Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview, Director of the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, and a Professor for Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine. He received his M.D. from the Faculty of Medicine McGill University in 1992; and completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Montreal General Hospital in 1995 and an Internal Medicine fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1997. His honors include awards for teaching and mentoring involved with many educational programs at Hopkins, and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Professor.