Charles Wiener, M.D., professor of medicine and physiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who had been serving as acting president of Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI), has been named president of JHI and senior vice president, international, of Johns Hopkins Medicine, following Pamela Paulk’s retirement.

In this role, Charlie will work closely with executives and clinical leaders throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine to help JHI develop international priorities and strategies that advance the organization’s mission. He will oversee high-impact global health care collaborations and the provision of medical concierge services for thousands of international, out-of-state and local patients with interpretation needs.

Charlie is well poised to take the helm at JHI. Prior to this appointment, he spent three years as JHI’s vice president of academic affairs and vice president of Asia operations. In these roles, he led multiple global projects, including strategic planning, oversight of educational infrastructure planning and medical training. He focused on coordinating Johns Hopkins faculty involvement in advancing our growing international collaborations.

His impressive 27-year tenure with Johns Hopkins Medicine includes serving as chair of the committee that created the school of medicine’s “Genes to Society” curriculum, and as director emeritus of the Osler Internal Medicine Training Program, the first U.S. medical residency program.

Charlie has a unique ability to engage and motivate both students and staff members, and has earned recognition for his medical and academic leadership, including a Professors Teaching Award and a George Stuart Award for Clinical Teaching from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

He is an associate editor of the American Journal of Medicine and has authored the last four editions of Harrison’s Principals of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review.

Charlie received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a medical degree from the University of Miami. He completed specialty training and his chief residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle from 1982 to 1986. The following year, he was an American Heart Association research fellow in the Hammersmith Hospital respiratory physiology unit in London. From 1987 to 1991, he was a fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.

Charlie has been meeting with leaders and staff members throughout JHI to gain a solid understanding of the organization’s priorities, challenges and opportunities. He will use his demonstrated ability to listen and lead as he integrates JHI’s large-scale operations and develops constructive business relationships across diverse groups.

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