Johns Hopkins Gazette: February 20, 1996

Miller Named Interim Dean At School of Medicine

     Edward D. Miller Jr., director of the Department of
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, has been named interim
dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for medicine,
effective March 1.

     Miller, who joined the Hopkins faculty in the summer of
1994, was appointed by the board of trustees last week on the
recommendation of interim president Daniel Nathans.

     In a letter to the medical faculty, Nathans said his goal
was to ensure a smooth transition as Dean Michael M. E. Johns
prepares to leave for his expanded role at Emory University this

     "Until that time, Dr. Johns will retain the title of dean
and will transfer decision-making responsibility to Dr. Miller
during an orderly transition of authority," Nathans said. "Mike
and Ed, who first worked together in the operating room and the
classroom at the University of Virginia, already have started to
work together to transfer the reins of responsibility.

     "We used to speak of the ideal Hopkins leader as having
triple-threat strengths in research, teaching and patient care,"
Nathans added. "Ed Miller adds a fourth strength, administration,
to which he brings wisdom, decisiveness and generosity of spirit.
I am grateful to Ed for accepting this responsibility."

     Dean Johns also praised Miller.

     "Ed and I are old friends," he said. "He is a natural leader
and a wonderful choice for interim dean. I look forward to
working with him as he assumes the responsibilities of the

     Miller headed the search committee for a new director of
Pediatrics and directs all the Johns Hopkins Medical
Institutions' clinical research centers, in addition to managing
his own department and continuing to work in the operating room
two days a week.

     Before coming to Hopkins, he directed anesthesiology at
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York for eight years
and was vice chairman of the Medical Board. He has served as
editor of the journal Anesthesia and Analgesia and as president
of the Association of University Anesthesiologists. His research
has focused on vascular smooth muscle relaxation and the
cardiovascular effects of anesthetics and other pharmacological
agents. For four years, he was head of the Food and Drug
Administration advisory committee for anesthetic drugs and life

     The search committee that recommended Miller for the
anesthesiology post at Hopkins described him as one of the
nation's premier leaders in anesthesia and critical care
medicine, as well as an exceptional teacher and administrator. A
graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and the University of
Rochester School of Medicine, he did his residency in
anesthesiology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital before serving
on the faculty of the University of Virginia.

     He and his wife, Lynne, live in the Ruxton area of Baltimore
County. They have four grown children.

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