Johns Hopkins Medicine Alumni Association

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Alumni Association (JHM Alumni Association) is the organization of Johns Hopkins Medicine alumni inclusive of all degree holders, and former trainees, fellows and faculty. 

The JHM Alumni Association Mission


To organize and conduct an annual meeting for alumni.

Improve Quality of Life

To improve quality of life and provide educational opportunities for students, fellows and house staff. 

Disseminate Information

To disseminate information about the Johns Hopkins community to its members and interested parties. 

How does the JHM Alumni Association achieve its mission?

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Alumni Association organizes the annual meeting on the East Baltimore Campus. During the meeting, the council shares updates on various initiatives and programs, and conducts an election.

The Association provides: stethoscopes and white coats to first-year medical students, white coats to graduate students; scholarship funding for the School of Medicine; grant funding for projects led by students, house staff, and fellows; and financial support to the House Staff Council, the Graduate Student Association, the Johns Hopkins Clinical Fellows Council, the Medical Student Senate, and the Office of Cultural Affairs.

The Johns Hopkins Alumni Association provides financial support and contributes articles, obituaries and class notes to Hopkins Medicine Magazine. 

JHM Alumni Association Programs

Membership Impact

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Alumni Association counts on its members to fund and enhance all of our programs and initiatives. Your tax-deductible contribution can make all the difference in how a medical student, graduate researcher, fellow or resident remembers his or her time in East Baltimore.

Council Members


Peter D. Byeff, M.D. '74

Peter D. Byeff, M.D. '74Peter D. Byeff, M.D. graduated cum laude with honors in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1970. He then graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1974 and this was followed by an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital. While there, he worked briefly with Dr. Sheldon Wolff and Dr. Anthony Fauci at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. He was then a visiting fellow in Hematology-Oncology at Columbia-Presbyterian. He was given the Royal Gibson Award for the outstanding first year fellow in Hematology-Oncology. He was awarded the prestigious Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Fellowship while at Columbia. He has been practicing in Connecticut since 1982 and has been the Medical Director of the Cancer Center of the Hospital of Central Connecticut for many years, which is part of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute and an affiliate of Memorial Sloan- Kettering. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He has written a number of scientific papers and presented his research at an American Association of Cancer Research meeting. He has been the Principal Investigator of numerous clinical trials in Hematology and Oncology. He has served on the American Society of Clinical Oncology Workforce Taskforce which published its findings in 2008. He is the President of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Alumni Association. He has received the Johns Hopkins Heritage Award, which is the highest honor the Alumni can bestow. He and his wife have given 2 scholarships to support medical students at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He was chosen to lead a one-year campaign to raise funds for scholarships at the School of Medicine, whose goal was $12.5 million dollars, and a total of $18 million was raised. 

He has a long-standing interest in the Lindbergh kidnapping case which riveted the attention of the entire United States in the early 1930’s. Charles Lindbergh was the foremost national hero of the time and the kidnapping and murder of his young son horrified the country. The apprehension and subsequent trial and execution was front page news for several years. The case led to the Lindbergh law which made kidnapping a federal crime as well as a capital offense and led to the FBI’s involvement in such cases. Dr. Byeff’s interest in the case was sparked by his relationship with Dudley D. Schoenfeld, MD a psychiatrist who was called in by the New York City Police Department to analyze the ransom notes. Dr. Schoenfeld was the first criminal profiler, and wrote a book, The Crime and the Criminal about the case and his profile of the kidnapper. Dr. Byeff’s mother, Ruth, was his personal assistant for many years and he had multiple conversations with Dr. Schoenfeld about the notorious case. Dr. Byeff has lectured about the case and has been interviewed by a well know writer who was working on a book about kidnapping.