July 27, 2016

Rothman to deliver 2016 keynote for Leadership in Academic Medicine Lecture series

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Rothman portrait sizedPaul B. Rothman M.D., dean of the medical faculty and vice president for medicine of Johns Hopkins University, and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is the featured keynote speaker in the upcoming installment of the Leadership in Academic Medicine Lecture series.

Rothman’s presentation will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 in the Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium. A limited number of breakfasts will be provided for attendees. 

As dean/CEO, Rothman oversees both the Johns Hopkins Health System and the School of Medicine.

A rheumatologist and molecular immunologist, Rothman came to Hopkins in July 2012 after having served as dean of the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa.  Previously, he served as head of internal medicine at the University of Iowa, beginning in 2004. Prior to that, he was vice chairman for research and founding director of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he joined the faculty in 1986.

A 1980 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rothman earned his medical degree from Yale University in 1984, AOA.  He then trained at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University before joining the school’s medical faculty.

His honors include a James S. McDonnell Foundation Career Development Award, a Pfizer Scholars Award, a Pew Scholars Award and a Leukemia Society of America Scholar Award.  He was the recipient of the Pharmacia Allergy Research Foundation International Award in 1997. Rothman is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and as a member of the American Clinical and Climatological Association. He served as President of the Association of American Physicians for 2014–15.

Sponsored by UAB Medicine, the Leadership in Academic Medicine Lecture series brings high-profile leaders to Birmingham to discuss issues facing UAB and other prominent academic medical centers across all missions. Based on the popularity of the series—as well as an effort to continue to expose UAB Medicine leaders and faculty to best practices and innovative thinking—the series is expanding to include 2-3 speakers throughout the year, along with the keynote in the summer.  Previous speakers include Darrell Kirch, M.D., CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges; Peter L. Slavin, M.D., president of Massachusetts General Hospital; and Janis M. Orlowski, M.D., chief health care officer at the AAMC.