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Council Members


Diane J. Orlinsky, M.D. '93
8320 Bellona Avenue, Suite 20
Towson, MD 21204
O:  (410) 821-7546 / cell:  (410) 952-6154
H:  (410) 235-2669

First Vice-President

Julia A. Haller, M.D. (Post-graduate fellow, house staff, former faculty)
Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street, Suite 1510
Philadelphia, PA 19107
O: (215) 928-3073


Peter D. Byeff, M.D. '74
Cancer Center of Central Connecticut
55 Meriden Avenue, Suite 1-A
Southington, CT 06489-3237
O: (860) 621-9316 / Fax:  (860) 620-5526
H: (860) 621-8442/Cell:  (860)919-5778


Andrew M. Cameron, M.D., Ph.D. ’95 (Faculty)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Ross 765
600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
O: (410) 614-8297
C: (410) 349-7240

Dawn M. LaPorte, M.D. '95
Johns Hopkins-Outpatient Center and Green Spring Station
601 N Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
O: (410)955-3134
H: (410)340-6807

Kimberly S. Peairs, M.D. '92
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Glass Pavilion 325
10753 Falls Road
Lutherville, MD 21093
O: 410-583-2774
H: 410-825-3326

Michele A. Shermak, M.D. ‘93
1304 Bellona Avenue
Lutherville, MD 21093
O: 410-324-6592
H: 410-467-1043
C: 410-900-5091

Immediate Past President

John T. Thompson, M.D. '80, B.A. '77
1428 – C West Joppa Road
Ruxton, MD 21204
O: (410) 296-9700 / Fax: (410) 296-9705
H: (410) 832-1810

Seeking Alumni Leaders

Are you a SoM degree holder, current or former faculty member, or did your train at SoM as a resident, fellow, or post doc? If the answer is a resounding “yes” then you are a member of The Johns Hopkins Medical & Surgical Association (JHM&SA).

JHM&SA represents all alumni and its mission is to host reunions, improve the quality of life and provide educational opportunities for students and trainees, and share information about the life of the school. The JHM&SA Council is now accepting interest forms for alumni interested in serving on the Council, a fulfilling 2 year commitment.

Download Roles and Responsibilities Document

Submit an Interest Form

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