A faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins signifies the highest standards of our academic institution — standards that we embrace not only as part of our job description, but as part of who we are as teachers, investigators and physicians.

Our physicians and researchers have earned some of the most respected awards and honors in medicine and related fields:

  • 22 current/former school of medicine scientists have won Nobel Prizes
  • 10 school of medicine faculty have received the Lasker Award, known as the “American Nobel”
  • 90 faculty members have been elected to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, the U.S. government’s primary advisor on scientific and technological matters

Recently, nine distinguished clinicians from Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), JHI’s joint venture in Saudi Arabia, joined our eminent academic ranks after earning appointments as adjunct faculty in their fields at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Jaffar Al Tawfiq is now an adjunct associate professor of infectious diseases, molecular medicine and clinical pharmacology. Additionally, the following JHAH physicians now have joint appointments as adjunct assistant professors: Dr. Abdulrazack Amir (nephrology), Dr. Ramzi Banda (neurology), Dr. Saad Hasaniah (cardiology), Dr. Mojieb Al-Haque Manzary (orthopaedic surgery), Dr. Harry Parissis (cardiac surgery), Dr. Shireen Qureshi (neurology), Dr. Salwa Sheikh (pathology) and Dr. Antoine Tarazi (otolaryngology).

Reviewers from JHAH and JHM selected these joint faculty members for distinguishing themselves in service to JHAH and for applying their expertise in education, research and clinical care to further the success of the joint venture and of Johns Hopkins’ global-minded mission.

As JHAH undergoes a period of rapid change, these faculty members are well-poised to help transform the care delivered within the health system and amplify its impact on the people and communities of Saudi Arabia.

I offer my JHAH colleagues congratulations on this distinction, and welcome them into the JHM academic fold.

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