Dr. Tapper is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, and medical education.
Dr. Tapper received his medical degree from Albany Medical College. He subsequently completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, during which time he also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Tapper then completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA. During his time in Pittsburgh, Dr. Tapper also achieved an MS in Medical Education.
Dr. Tapper is the Associate Program Director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship program. He directs the professional development educational series for the Section of Palliative Medicine. He also serves as faculty for the Longcope Firm of the Johns Hopkins Osler Medical residency.
Dr. Tapper's interests lie in providing compassionate and holistic care for those with serious illness. He is also enthusiastic about graduate medical education with a focus on curriculum development and teaching communication skills.