Middle East

Why We Ask the Big Questions

Why We Ask the Big Questions

Posted by  | Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Health Innovation, Latin America, Medical Technology, Middle East, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Research

For more than a century, Johns Hopkins physicians and scientists have investigated the roots of wellness and made countless advances in medicine — developing breakthrough treatments that change lives. These men and women pioneered surgery for breast cancer, developed CPR, invented the first implantable pacemaker, described the role of Vitamin A to prevent blindness and identified the(...)

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Carrying on a Name and a Legacy

Carrying on a Name and a Legacy

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Medical Education, Middle East, Research

I recently spent an evening talking with inspiring medical students who have come to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from all around the world. I also had the chance to pay honor to the late Dr. Paul Lietman, a true visionary and dear friend. Eight years ago, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) created(...)

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With Nine Surgeries and Ample Support, a Young Mother Finds Hope

With Nine Surgeries and Ample Support, a Young Mother Finds Hope

Posted by  | Middle East, Patient Care

When Hebah Abdullah, now 38, first visited Johns Hopkins in 2015, the swelling, stiffness and joint pain from rheumatoid arthritis had her confined to a wheelchair. As the inflammatory disorder progressed, she couldn’t do chores around the house or even provide care for her children—a boy, now 9 years old, and a daughter, 6. The Kuwaiti(...)

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Hitting Reset on Chronic Disease in Saudi Arabia

Hitting Reset on Chronic Disease in Saudi Arabia

Posted by  | Collaboration, Middle East, Patient Care, Primary Care

Nearly half of the patients at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), Johns Hopkins Medicine's joint venture in Saudi Arabia, are at increased risk for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases. While these conditions are highly prevalent in Saudi Arabia, we’re working hard to limit them. Implementing lifestyle medicine principles—making more informed decisions about nutrition, exercise and the(...)

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Johns Hopkins Has Made My World Bigger and My Future Brighter

Johns Hopkins Has Made My World Bigger and My Future Brighter

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Collaboration, Medical Education, Middle East, Research

By Hamda Almaazmi I love experiencing new things—whether it’s finding a new hotspot for brunch in my Fells Point neighborhood, seeing my first live NFL game or my trip to Disney World earlier this summer. (Yes, I’m 27 years old, but I enjoyed it so much!) Being a research resident at Johns Hopkins has made(...)

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One-on-One Connections and Second Opinions

One-on-One Connections and Second Opinions

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Care Leadership Development, Latin America, Medical Education, Middle East

A surgeon encounters a tough cardiac case and needs a second opinion. Or perhaps she wants to explore minimally invasive surgery for a faster recovery. While she could consult with her Johns Hopkins colleagues remotely, nothing beats the richness of a face-to-face connection to share knowledge and find solutions. We connect Johns Hopkins clinicians with(...)

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Our 20-Year Global Ambassadorship

Our 20-Year Global Ambassadorship

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Asia Pacific, Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Europe, Health Innovation, Health System Sustainability, Latin America, Medical Education, Middle East, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Research

In 1998, Johns Hopkins Medicine established a global ambassador, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, to take its mission worldwide. Since then, we’ve worked to help Johns Hopkins Medicine emerge as a pioneer in international collaborative health. Today, we deliver the promise of medicine to people across the globe—through culturally sensitive care at Johns Hopkins Medicine in(...)

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