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

The dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine will present the keynote address at the UAB Medicine Leadership in Academic Medicine lecture series Aug. 16. 

Paul Rothman 1Paul B. Rothman, M.D., CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine.Paul 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 sponsored by UAB Medicine.

Rothman will present “The Interplay of Technology and Humanism in 21st Century Medicine” at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16, in the Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium. A limited number of breakfasts will be provided for attendees. 

The Leadership in Academic Medicine Lecture series brings high-profile leaders to Birmingham to discuss issues facing UAB Medicine 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 two or three 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. 

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. He joined the faculty at Hopkins in 2012.