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Commencement 2000

About William R. Brody

William R. Brody became the 13th president of The Johns Hopkins University on Sept. 1, 1996. Immediately prior to assuming the position, Dr. Brody was the provost of the Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota. From 1987 to 1994, he was the Martin Donner Professor and director of the Department of Radiology, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and professor of biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins, and radiologist-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

A native of Stockton, Calif., Dr. Brody received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his M.D. and Ph.D., also in electrical engineering, from Stanford University. Following post- graduate training in cardiovascular surgery and radiology at Stanford, the National Institutes of Health and the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Brody was professor of radiology and electrical engineering at Stanford University (1977-1986). He has been a co-founder of three medical device companies, and served as the president and chief executive officer of Resonex Inc. from 1984 to 1987. He has over 100 publications and one U.S. patent in the field of medical imaging and has made contributions in medical acoustics, computed tomography, digital radiography and magnetic resonance imaging.

Dr. Brody serves on the boards of Alza Corp., Medtronic Inc., Mercantile Bankshares, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Greater Baltimore Committee; on the governing committee of the Whitaker Foundation and the executive committee of the Council on Competitiveness; and on the selection committee of the Goldseker Foundation. He formerly served on the board of the Minnesota Orchestra Association, and on the Corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Brody is a member of the Institute of Medicine, and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American College of Cardiology and the American Institute of Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Brody was born Jan. 4, 1944. He and his wife, Wendy, have two children and reside at Nichols House on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

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