Biennial logo

Welcome to the 2009 Biennial Meeting and Reunion Weekend home page!

The Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association and the Office of Continuing Medical Education are working in conjunction with the School of Medicine Alumni Office, on developing a program that we hope you find intellectually stimulating and informative.

This website will be updated periodically through the New Year, then more often thereafter. Registration is now open.

All registered attendees are invited to attend any of the different departmental academic programs, most of which occur simultaneously on Friday morning, June 5 between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Please see the draft program schedule at the bottom of this page.

In addition to the departmental programs, the plenary sessions will offer insights into the current JHM climate – the new buildings, the research, and the new medical education curriculum. During the plenary sessions we will also honor a large number of our alumni and members with distinguishing awards and the presentation of portraits.

There are special plenary session academic programs offered by the two 25th Reunion Classes (1983 and 1984), class reunions, and the opportunity to meet and reconnect with colleagues.

The following website links are provided for your convenience:

CME Office: (Registration links coming soon!)
Reunion website:

Complete Program Booklet (pdf)

Program Only (pdf)


Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
202 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland
Phone: (800) 468-3571 or (410) 547-1200
FAX: (410) 539-5780


The Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, the headquarters hotel for this event, is part of the waterfront complex of Harborplace, and only steps away from the many attractions of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

Book your reservation online at:, “reserve a room” and use course code JHUJHU, or call the hotel directly.

Specify that you are attending the Johns Hopkins Biennial Meeting to receive the special room rates (plus applicable taxes) of:

$199 Standard (single or double occupancy)
$229 Club level (single or double occupancy)
$249 Harborview (single or double occupancy)

Both valet and self-parking are available at the hotel for an additional charge. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Complimentary bus transportation will be provided to JH Medical Campus according to a publicized schedule.

Tremont Plaza Hotel

222 Saint Paul Place
Baltimore, Maryland
Phone: (800) 873-6668 or (410) 727-2222
FAX: (410) 685-4216


A small block of overflow rooms have been reserved at this hotel, located just a short walk from Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The Tremont Plaza is an all-suite hotel, each unit with kitchens and separate sleeping quarters.

Book your reservation online at and click on Reservations, then scroll to Group Reservations, click and submit the following password: JHUSOM09

Or, you may call the hotel directly to make your reservation.

Specify that you are attending the Johns Hopkins Biennial Meeting to receive the special room rate (plus applicable taxes) of:

$139 studio suite single or double; $159 triple; $179 quad
$159 one-bedroom suite single or double; $179 triple; $199 quad
$359 two-bedroom suite single, double, triple or quad

Both valet and self- parking are available at an additional charge. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Complimentary bus transportation will be provided to JH Medical Campus according to a publicized schedule.


Call United Airlines at (800) 521-4041 for discounted rates and refer to Meeting ID Number 549TJ.

BWI Shuttle: (800) 776-0323

Complete Program Booklet (pdf)


General Program Schedule – as of 4.14.2009

 Thursday, June 4, 2009


12 – 2:30 p.m.     School of Medicine Grand Classes Luncheon & Presentation, Renaissance

                            Harborplace Hotel – For members of the Classes of 1957 and earlier

                            Mary Elizabeth Garrett: Society and Philanthropy in the Gilded Age

                            Kathleen Waters Sander, PhD

4 – 5 p.m.            Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Turner Auditorium

                            Michael Johns Lecture

                            Senator Thomas Daschle

5 – 6 p.m.            Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Phipps 340

                            Leo Kanner Lecture

                            His Contributions and Legacy

                            James Harris, MD


6 – 10 p.m.          The Dean’s 50th Reunion Reception and Dinner, Renaissance Harborplace Hotel

                            For members of the Classes of 1958 and 1959

 Evening               Departmental Social Events, various departments and locations TBA


Friday, June 5, 2009


7:30 a.m.             Registration and Continental Breakfast, Turner Concourse


a.m. – noon         Academic Programs, various locations

                                    Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

                                    Business and Medicine

                                    Gynecology and Obstetrics

                                    History of Medicine

                                    Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences

                                    McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine



                                    Orthopaedic Surgery

                                    Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery



                                    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

                                    Plastic Surgery

                                    Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

                                    Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences



a.m. – p.m.          Precursor’s Study Surveys and Interviews, Table on Concourse

                            and private room location TBD

a.m. – p.m.          Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives, Slideshow of Portrait Collection

                            running on big-screen, and staffed Table on Concourse

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.       Guest Social and Tour program,

                                    Longwood Horticultural Gardens, Tour and Lunch

                                    Bus departs from and returns to the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel

11:30 – 1             Lunch Buffet for all Registrants, Turner Concourse

11:30 – 1             The Johns Hopkins Women’s Medical Alumnae Association Luncheon

                            and Hall of Fame Ceremony, School of Medicine Board Room, 100 BRB

1 – 2:00 p.m.       Medical & Surgical Association Plenary Session, Turner Auditorium

Update on Johns Hopkins Medicine
o   Edward D. Miller, MD, the Baker Dean of the Medical Faculty and CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine
o   Ronald Peterson, President, JHH and JHHS
o   Ronald J. Daniels, President, JHU

Introduction of New Department/Division Directors
o   Sewon Kang, MD, Dermatology
o   Justin C. McArthur, MBBS, MPH, Neurology
o   Elliott McVeigh, PhD, Biomedical Engineering
o   William G. Nelson, MD ‘87, PhD ’87, Oncology
o   M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology

Check Presentation from the School of Medicine Reunion Campaign

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.  Medical & Surgical Association Interdepartmental Symposia, Turner Auditorium

                        Hopkins Stars Come Out in Daytime
                            Peter Agre, MD ’74
                            Director, Malaria Research Institute
                            Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
                            President, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2009
                            Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2003
                            Four Decades at Johns Hopkins from Cholera to Malaria
                            Carol W. Greider, PhD
                            Daniel Nathans Professor and Director
                            Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
                            Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, 2006
                            Telomeres and Telomerase in Stem Cells and in Cancer
                            Patrick C. Walsh, MD
                            University Distinguished Service Professor of Urology
                            The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute
                            The Impact of Surgical Innovation on Reducing Death and
                            Suffering from Prostate Cancer

3:30– 3:40 p.m     Refreshment Break

3:40– 4:00 p.m.  Medical & Surgical Association Plenary Session , Tilghman Auditorium

Update on the JHM&SA Association
o   A report on where your dues go
o   Vote on change in the Bylaws

Election of Officers

4:15 – 6:15 p.m.    School of Medicine Awards and Portrait Presentation Program, Turner

The Samuel P. Asper Award for Achievement in Advancing International Medical Education:
Marthanda Varma Sankaran Valiathan, MD

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Award Honorees:

Hewes D. Agnew, MD ‘63
William A. Baumgartner, MD, Cardiac Surgery
Richard G. Bennett, MD ’82, Medicine
John W. Brantigan, MD ‘70
Patrick E. Brookhouser, MD ‘66
Torrey C. Brown, MD ‘61
Benjamin S. Carson Sr., MD, Neurosurgery
William A. Crawley, MD ’79, Plastic Surgery
Nancy E. Davidson, MD, Oncology
Harry C. Dietz, III, MD, Genetic Medicine
John P. Gearhart, MD, Pediatric Urology
Morton F. Goldberg, MD, Ophthalmology
Thomas R. Hendrix, MD ‘51
Kuan-Teh Jeang, MD ’82, PhD ‘84
Willis C. Maddrey, MD ‘64
Nancy McCall, MLA ’76, History of Medicine
W. Tabb Moore, MD ’59, Medicine
Rose Marie Robertson, MD, Medicine
Steven A. Rosenberg, MD ‘64
Robert J. Ruben, MD '59
John C. Ruckdeschel, MD, Medicine
Robert B. Rutherford, MD ‘56
Solomon H. Snyder, MD, Neuroscience
Barry S. Strauch, MD ‘65
Henry N. Wagner, Jr., MD ‘52
Patrick C. Walsh, MD, Urology
Myron L. Weisfeldt, MD ’65, Medicine
Ethan L. Welch, MD ‘57
Samuel A. Wells Jr., MD, Medicine
George D. Zuidema, MD ‘53

Portrait Honorees:
 Martin D. Abeloff, MD ’66, Oncology
Saul W. Brusilow, Pediatrics
Ranice W. Crosby, Art as Applied to Medicine
Catherine D. DeAngelis, Dean’s Office
Paul N. Manson, Plastic Surgery
Barbara R. Migeon, Genetic Medicine
Murray B. Sachs, Biomedical Engineering

 4:15– 6:15 p.m.   Concurrent Sessions and Tours

(check website and at registration to sign up)
o   The new Anne and Mike Armstrong Medical Education Building
o   East Baltimore Campus Walking Tour

 6:15 – 10:30 p.m. Cocktail Buffet and Dance for all registrants and guests sponsored by the

                            Medical & Surgical Association and the School of Medicine, Turner Concourse

Registrants and guests are invited to join us in congratulating the 2009 Award and Portrait Program honorees.  This is also a great time to reconnect and socialize with colleagues, mentors, friends, classmates, and students.  Graduates of color in the classes of 1983 and 1984 are hosting a tribute reception for Dr. Levi Watkins in a room connected to Turner Plaza.  Signs will be posted; all registrants and guests are welcome.


 Saturday, June 6, 2009

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.   Volunteer Leadership Breakfast, School of Medicine Board Room, 100 BRB
                  Hosted by Dean Edward Miller, invitiation only

8 a.m.                  Registration and Continental Breakfast, Turner Concourse

 8:30 – 9 a.m.       Opening Session, Turner Concourse

                            Topic:  The Colleges - Building Community to Enhance Education

Enjoy an interactive opportunity to meet with some of the faculty advisors and students who are participating in the Colleges Advising Program. You will become an honorary member of one of the following advisory Colleges for the day: Nathans College, Sabin College, Taussig College, or Thomas College.

 9 – 10:30 a.m.     Medical & Surgical Association Interdepartmental Symposia, Turner

                            Topic:  Genes to Society – Bringing the Concept of a New Medical Education


Curriculum to Life
Moderator:  David G. Nichols, MD
                    Mary Wallace Stanton Professor of Education
                    Vice Dean for Education
                    Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Student to Scholar
Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Core Faculty, Berman Institute of Bioethics
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
Charles M. Wiener, MD
Professor of Medicine and Physiology
Vice Chair of Medicine

Individual to Community
Maura J. McGuire, MD ‘83
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Quality Compliance and Clinical Education
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Robert B. Shochet, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Colleges Advisory Program

Pupil to Professional
Michael A. Barone, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

 10:30 – 11 a.m.   Memorial and Remembrance Service, Tilghman Auditorium

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Medical & Surgical Association Plenary Session, Turner Auditorium

                            Academic Presentations by Class of 1983

Moderator: Steven M. Holland, MD ‘83

David W. Bates, MD ’83, MSc
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
The Future of Health Information Technology

John G. Sotos, MD ’83, MS
Chief Executive Officer, Apneos Corporation
Hunting Zebras in History and on Television:
Lessons from William Howard Taft, Abraham Lincoln, and House, MD

I. Steven Udvarhelyi, MD ‘83
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Independence Blue Cross
Key Trends Shaping the Future of Health Care

                            Academic Presentations by Class of 1984

Moderators: Hyam I. Levitsky, MD ‘84 and Edward L. Trimble, MD ‘84

Mary S. Applegate, MD ‘84, MPH
Director, New York State Preventive Medicine Residency Program
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
University at Albany School of Public Health
Breastfeeding and the Public Health Approach to Improving Maternal and Child Health

Mary C. Brandes, MD ‘84
Director, Division of Urogynecology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maine Medical Center
All That Water: A Critical Look at Modern Fluid Consumption

Roberta A. Gottlieb, MD ‘84
Director, BioScience Center and Frederick G. Henry Chair in Life Sciences
San Diego State University
Childhood Stem Cells Determine Cardiac Adaptability in Adult Life:
Insights from an Animal Model of Anthracycline Cardiomyopathy

 1 – 3 p.m.            Traditional Cookout and Family Picnic, Turner Plaza

2 – 3 p.m.            Concurrent Tour Offerings:

                                    - The new Anne and Mike Armstrong Medical Education Building

                                    - The Johns Hopkins Simulation Center


Evening               School of Medicine Class Reunion Events

Alumni in class years ending in 3, 4, 8 and 9 will gather at various locations around Baltimore for their reunion dinners. Invitations and registration information will arrive under separate cover.