May 10, 2010

Academy of Clinical Excellence hosts patient care symposium

Last year, Johns Hopkins introduced a new initiative—the first of its kind—to recognize clinically excellent academic physicians who have achieved a level of mastery in communication and interpersonal skills, professionalism and humanism, and negotiation of the health care system. Called the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, it is based at Bayview Medical Center.

The academy this week is hosting its second event, an Excellence in Patient Care Symposium. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the academy and talk with physicians and patients about their experiences. Scheduled to speak are academy leaders, Bayview patients and Johns Hopkins medical students who will give their perspectives on patient care and clinical excellence.

The Miller-Coulson Academy also will induct nine new members, who were chosen by their colleagues and an external review board in recognition of their excellence in patient care at Bayview. These physicians are Margaret S. Chisolm, Mark D. Duncan, Duvuru Geetha, H. Franklin Herlong, Eric E. Howell, Carl A. Johnson, Edward Kraus, Rafael H. Llinas and Steven J. Schwartz.

In addition, Gurpreet Dhaliwal, of the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, will present “Clinical Judgment—Good to Great” as part of medical grand rounds.

The symposium is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, in the Asthma & Allergy Center Auditorium at Bayview.

To register or for more information, contact Katie Kuehn at or 410-550-0128.