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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University August 8, 2005 | Vol. 34 No. 41
David Hellmann Named SOM's Vice Dean for Bayview Campus
By Sue Davis
Bayview Medical Center

David B. Hellmann, a nationally renowned rheumatologist and chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, has been named the School of Medicine's vice dean for the Bayview campus.

Edward D. Miller, dean of the school and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, appointed Hellmann to succeed L. Reuven Pasternak, who is leaving Johns Hopkins to become chief medical officer of the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, which includes the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

"David Hellmann is committed to building upon Hopkins Bayview's strengths and developing programs there that reinforce the bonds between our two campuses," said Miller, referring to the university's medical facilities in East Baltimore and at Bayview. "His appointment as vice dean reflects our commitment to the same goal." Hellmann will remain as chairman of the Department of Medicine at Hopkins Bayview and as the Mary Betty Stevens Professor of Rheumatology in the School of Medicine.

A magna cum laude graduate of Yale, Hellmann has been at Johns Hopkins for three decades, beginning as a medical student. Except for six years at the University of California, San Francisco, all his clinical and educational work has been at Johns Hopkins. He has served as deputy director of the Department of Medicine and associate physician in chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital; clinical director of the Division of Molecular and Clinical Rheumatology; medical director of the Faculty Practice Center; director of the Osler Medical House Staff training program; and the co-founder and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center. He is associate editor of both the American Journal of Medicine and Medicine and has received numerous academic and professional awards.

Hellmann was the executive vice chairman of the Department of Medicine at JHH and the hospital's vice chairman for clinical affairs when he became chairman of the Hopkins Bayview department in 2000.

Hellmann has been praised for his role in the dynamic development of Bayview's Eastern Avenue campus. He has recruited accomplished division directors and attracted other highly regarded individuals to join the medical center's departments.


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