The Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 3, 2003
February 3, 2003
VOL. 32, NO. 20


Richard G. Bennett is named VP of medical affairs at Bayview

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's board of trustees has named Richard G. Bennett, the Raymond and Anna Lublin Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, to the position of vice president of medical affairs. The appointment becomes effective July 1, when the current vice president, Philip D. Zieve, retires.

Richard Bennett

A clinician, researcher, educator and program builder, Bennett brings a wealth of depth and experience to his new role. As executive medical director of the Johns Hopkins Geriatrics Center, he has provided physician leadership for a variety of clinical programs, many of which are national models of care. He directs the fellowship training program in geriatric medicine, overseeing and mentoring one of the largest groups of clinical and research geriatrics fellows in the United States. He also is executive director for long-term care at Bayview and chief medical officer for Johns Hopkins Health Care, LLC. At Bayview, Bennett has been the vice chair of the medical board since 1996. He chairs the Executive Quality Management Committee and is a member of the Risk Management Committee and the vice dean's Advisory Committee.

Bennett has been active nationally and in Maryland in developing new approaches to the delivery of health care for older adults. In 1996, he chaired the Maryland Long-Term Managed Care Advisory Committee, and he recently co-authored Building Healthy Communities Through Medical-Religious Partnerships, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Research on two common problems in nursing homes--Clostridium difficile infection and pressure ulcers--has earned Bennett an international reputation. He is now leading the efforts of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel in redefining the staging system used to evaluate pressure ulcers in the United States.

Bennett joined the School of Medicine faculty in 1987. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth and his M.D. from Johns Hopkins. He trained in general internal medicine at Baltimore City Hospitals and completed a clinical and research fellowship in geriatric medicine at Johns Hopkins.