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Samuel Christopher Durso, M.D., M.B.A.

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  • Mason F. Lord Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine
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Expertise

Clinical Care of Older Adults, Cognitive Decline in Older Adults, General Internal Medicine, Geriatric Consultation and Preventative Health, Geriatric Medicine, Health Services Research, Medical Education and Program Administration, Primary Care of Older Adults ...read more

Research Interests

Education and health services research

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Main Phone

410-550-0925

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410-464-6641
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+1-410-502-7683
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Locations

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-0925
5505 Hopkins Bayview Circle
John R. Burton Pavilion
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-4057 | Fax: 410-550-6149

Background

Graduated with honors from Baylor College of Medicine in 1978, Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama Teaching Hospitals (1979 - 1981), Masters of Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2007.

Private practice of Internal Medicine in Columbia, SC until joining faculty in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology in 1995. Clinical concentration on caring for older adults with complex health needs in the office and hospital settings. Academic concentration on teaching, program development in education and clinical care.

Roles in the Division included Fellowship Program Director (2003 - 2006), Clinical Director and Director of Education (2004 - 2008), Interim Director of the Division (2008 - 2009) and Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. 

In 2020 became Executive Vice Chair for the Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, and 2021 Director of the Department of Medicine for the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, both positions he holds currently.

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Titles

  • Mason F. Lord Professor of Medicine
  • Executive Vice Chair, Johns Hopkins University Department of Medicine
  • Director, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD; Baylor College of Medicine (1978)

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine; UAB Hospital (1981)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1981)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Durso SC: The Season's End. On Being a Doctor, Ann Intern Med. 1998; 129: 158 – 60 (cited in the forward and selected for inclusion in On Being a Doctor 2: Voices of Physicians and Patients, 1999. Edited by Michael LaCombe)

Durso SC: On Service, Off Service. Patients – Our Teachers, Pharos. Spring, 2000; 63 (2): 25 – 6

Durso SC: Trust. On Being a Patient. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2002; 137:1004 – 5 (selected for inclusion in On Being a Doctor 3: Voices of Physicians and Patients, 2007. Edited by Michael LaCombe).

Durso SC: A Piece of My Mind. A Survivor’s Way. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2002; 288(3): 287 – 8

Durso SC. Chekov on Epic. On Being a Doctor, Ann Intern Med. 2020 Sep 1;173(5):399-400

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Election to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society as undergraduate, Baylor College of Medicine, 1978
  • Clinician of the Year, 1999
  • Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award for education, American Geriatrics Society, 2009
  • Annual Community Faculty Teaching Award, 2001
  • Johns Hopkins University Alumni Award to Teaching Excellence, 2007
  • Mason F. Lord Professorship, 2010
  • Fellow, American Geriatrics Society

Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American College of Physicians
    Fellow
  • American Geriatrics Society
    Fellow
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