May 23, 2011
Search committee formed for successor to Edward D. Miller
A search committee has been formed to identify a successor to Edward D. Miller, dean of the medical faculty of the School of Medicine, CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine and vice president for medicine at The Johns Hopkins University, who has announced that he will retire on June 30, 2012. Francis B. “Frank” Burch, the incoming chair of the Johns Hopkins Medicine board of trustees and chair of DLA Piper, an international law firm with more than 4,000 lawyers in 30 countries, and Lloyd B. Minor, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, will co-chair the search.
“This transition occurs at a pivotal time in the history of Johns Hopkins Medicine,” said university President Ronald J. Daniels in announcing the committee. “There are many successes, which establish a firm foundation for the future. Likewise, there are challenges faced by Johns Hopkins Medicine and, indeed, by all academic medical centers, that merit close and continued examination. The search process provides a critically important mechanism for evaluating these challenges and opportunities.”
Daniels said that the next dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine will work collaboratively and in partnership with him and the provost, the president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, the boards of Johns Hopkins Medicine and The Johns Hopkins University and other academic deans and senior administrative officers “to advance our shared priorities and pursuit of excellence.” She or he, he said, “will lead Johns Hopkins Medicine to ensure its continued pre-eminence in education, discovery and patient care.”
An “exhaustive” international search will be conducted, Daniels said. Members of the committee, in addition to Burch and Minor, are as follows:
• Jeffrey H. Aronson, co-founder and managing principal of Centerbridge Partners L.P., a private investment firm based in New York City. He is a member of the JHU board of trustees, serving on the Executive Committee and chairing the Development Committee, and chairs the advisory council of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and serves on the advisory council of its Center for Financial Economics. He will join the JHM board of trustees on July 1.
• Janie Elizabeth “Liza” Bailey, who has served since 2005 on the JHM board, where she is a member of the Executive Committee and chairs the Audits, Compliance and Insurance Committee. She is also a member of the JHU and Johns Hopkins Health System boards of trustees. A third-great-niece of Mr. Johns Hopkins, she is a retired managing director of Credit Suisse First Boston.
• Patricia M.C. Brown, president of Johns Hopkins HealthCare and Johns Hopkins Employer Health Plans.
• George L. Bunting Jr., president and chief executive officer of Bunting Management Group in Hunt Valley, Md., and former chairman of the board and CEO of the Noxell Corp. He was instrumental in the creation of JHM and has served on its board since its establishment in 1996, chairing the board from 1994 to 1998. He has been a JHU trustee since 1985 and served as vice chair of the board from 1996 to 1998. He also is a long-standing member of the boards of trustees of the health system and hospital and chaired both boards from 1994 to 1998.
• Jacquelyn C. Campbell, the Anna D. Wolf Professor in the Department of Community–Public Health Nursing in the School of Nursing, with a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
• Benjamin Carson, professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics and director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery in the School of Medicine. He is also co-director of the Craniofacial Center.
• N. Anthony “Tony” Coles, president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of Onyx Pharmaceuticals in California. He serves as a trustee and a member of the Executive Committee of the JHU board of trustees and chaired the Governance Initiative Steering Committee. He is a former chair of the Krieger School’s Advisory Council and joined the JHM board in 2010.
• Lisa A. Cooper, professor of medicine in the School of Medicine with joint appointments in the schools of Public Health and Nursing.
• J. Raymond DePaulo Jr., the Henry Phipps Professor and director of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine.
• Carol Greider, the Daniel Nathans Professor and director of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics in the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences at the School of Medicine and a Nobel laureate.
• Dianne E. Griffin, the Alfred and Jill Sommer Professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology in the Bloomberg School of Public Health with a joint appointment in the School of Medicine. She was the founding director of the Malaria Research Institute.
• Michael D. Hankin, president and CEO of Brown Advisory Holdings Inc. and a trustee of JHM who sits on the Executive Committee, chairs the Finance Committee and serves on the Subcommittee on Debt Capacity and Debt Financing. He also chairs the Carey Business School corporate advisory board and serves on the Jhpiego advisory council. He will become a member of the JHU board of trustees on July 1.
• David C. Hodgson, a managing director of General Atlantic LLC in New York, who is a member of the JHM board of trustees, where he serves on the Development Committee; the board of advisers of JHM; and the JHU board of trustees, where he serves on the Development, Finance and Investment committees.
• Michael I. Miller, the Herschel and Ruth Seder Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Whiting School of Engineering. He is also director of the Center for Imaging Science.
• Erin M. Parry, a fifth-year MD/PhD student in the School of Medicine graduate program in human genetics.
• Myron “Mike” Weisfeldt, the William Osler Professor and director of the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine, and past president of the American Heart Association.
• Beverly Wendland, professor and chair of the Department of Biology in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.