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Joint Faculty from Our Joint Venture

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.


Charles Wiener

President, Johns Hopkins Medicine International Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Charles Wiener oversees Johns Hopkins Medicine’s international enterprises, developing sustainable, innovative collaborations that raise the standard of health care around the world and providing personalized care for diverse populations. Johns Hopkins Medicine International serves as the global ambassador of the Johns Hopkins Medicine mission, leveraging JHM’s extensive knowledge base in medicine, nursing, public health, medical education, research and health care administration to deliver the promise of medicine across the globe. Dr. Wiener previously spent three years as Johns Hopkins Medicine International’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 faculty involvement in advancing Johns Hopkins’ growing international collaborations. Click here to learn more about Charlie.

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