L. Randol Barker, M.D.
Professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, L. Randol Barker, M.D., has played a fundamental role in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview since its inception.
Both a program leader and facilitator for the curricula he teaches, including the Teaching Skills component of the division's Faculty Development Program, Dr. Barker explores the impact of educational programs on learners. As in his establishment of the Medical House Staff Practice (MHSP), his most innovative work is seen in introducing reflective practice as a method for personal learning and growth in both residents and faculty.
Dr. Barker's core interests include medical education and finding out how learning occurs in the world of clinical medicine. Other interests include studying the process of reflective practice using mostly qualitative methods applied to reflective practice narratives, and the professionalism of teaching (i.e. professionalism in the educator-learner relationship).
One of the original editors of the leading text, Principles of Ambulatory Medicine, Dr. Barker received the Career Achievements in Medical Education Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine in 2001.
Joseph Carrese, M.D., MPH
Joseph Carrese, M.D., MPH, Blaustein Scholar and director of the Ethics in Clinical Practice program at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, participates with colleagues in designing, implementing and evaluating educational curricula addressing ethical issues in clinical practice.
In addition to teaching clinical ethics to medical students, residents and fellows, Dr. Carrese conducts empirical research and examines ethical issues that emerge in the daily practice of medicine in various clinical settings. He also has a particular interest in examining ethical issues that arise in the context of cultural diversity.
Dr. Carrese is a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Program. He also is chair of the ethics committee at Johns Hopkins Bayview and vice-chair of an institutional review board at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Colleen Christmas, MD
Dr. Colleen Christmas is an assistant professor in the Divisions of Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine. She completed her residency training at the Medical College of Virginia and then a geriatrics fellowship at Johns Hopkins University before joining the faculty at Hopkins in 1999. She currently serves as Internal Medicine Residency Director at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Her clinical interests focus on care of the elderly in a variety of settings. Her scholarly interests focus on nutrition, exercise, communication with patients and families, preserving humanism in professional interactions, and understanding how best to teach internal medicine residents a variety of skills to become healers and leaders in medicine.
Laura Hanyok, M.D.
Laura Hanyok, M.D., an assistant professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, focuses on clinical care and medical education. After earning a medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, she completed a residency in general internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and served as chief resident.
David E. Kern, M.D., MPH, FACP
David E. Kern, M.D., MPH, FACP, professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has devoted his career to promoting the humanistic domain of medical practice, improving patient education and behavioral counseling, and advancing medical education and faculty development.
He is an editor of the leading text, Principle of Ambulatory Medicine, and first author of the standard reference, Curriculum Development for Medical Education: A Six-Step Approach. He also has authored numerous articles and chapters in his areas of interest.
Dr. Kern received the Clinician-Educator of the Year Award from the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Society of General Internal Medicine in 2002 and the Career Achievements in Medical Education Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine in 2003.
Steven J. Kravet, M.D., MBA
Dr. Kravet has made significant contributions to the field at the interfaces between those that study and practice medicine and the healthcare system. Specifically, his scholarly contributions reflect his experience leading initiatives to improve the system through computerized physician order entry, facilitating interdisciplinary communication and learning, and enhancing quality and safety. He has collaborated nationally and internationally on practice improvement, and has developed effective educational programs. He has leveraged his experience in healthcare administration to teach and role model effective physician leadership.
Heather Agee, M.D.
Heather Agee, M.D., clinical associate and medical director of the General Internal Medical Practice at Johns Hopkins Bayview, focuses on clinical care.
As medical director, she also works to improve the quality, efficiency and service of the medical practice.
Rachel Levine, M.D.
Rachel Levine, M.D., assistant professor at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, primarly focuses on work related to undergraduate and graduate medical education. She also has done work related to residency training requirements, resident well-being and personal growth, and medical student advising. She has researched and written about part-time careers in academic medicine.
In 2007, Dr. Levine received a SGIM grant–the Mary O'Flaherty Horn Scholars in General Internal Medicine–a three-year career development award for outstanding junior medical school faculty in general internal medicine.The Horn Scholars Program is intended to foster a new career track for physicians centering on successful balance of career, family and social responsibilities.
In 2010, Dr. Levine received the Clinician-Educator Award from the Mid-Atlantic Society for General Internal Medicine. This highly competitive award recognizes physicians who have displayed innovation and excellence in teaching and in the delivery of clinical care.
Stasia Reynolds, M.D.
Her fellowship training in General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital focused on clinical research and afforded her the opportunity to participate in a longitudinal study of families with early heart disease. She has presented this work at the national meeting of the American Heart Association as well as in Diabetes Care.
Henry Taylor, M.D., MPH
Curriculum Vitae (CV), Publications (PubMed)
Dr. Henry Taylor practices community-based primary health care, as an internest and Deputy County Health Officer. He also teached community members, Public Health graduate students, and Internal Medicine Residents how to engage individual and community resilience and build community health systems to keep the public healthy. Community-based research interests include: broadband training to improve health throught internet cafes operated by rural fire/rescue squads, provider education on prescription opioid abuse, diabetes registries for community-based chronic disease management, governmental workforce development through succession planning, and, most importantly, strengthening the connections between community and its governmental public health agencies. His academic career builds on seven years as State Health Officer and Public Health Commissioner for the State of West Virginia under 3 different Governors and 13 years as a "modern country doctor." Dr. Taylor and his wife Nancyellen Brennan, a Family Nurse Practitioner, developed an innovative rural primary health care system, Pendleton Community Care. While their 4 children were raised in the mountains of West Virginia, they now live around the US and the world. Dr. Taylor is a Board Certified Internist, who obtained his MD from Harvard in 1979 and his MPH from Johns Hopkins in 1996.
Leah Wolfe, M.D.
Primary care general internist, Leah Wolfe, M.D., earned a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed the General Internal Medicine Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Prior to medical training, Dr. Wolfe served as a health policy analyst for the U.S. Congress in the Office of Technology Assessment. She maintains a broad interest in health policy as it affects health care access, quality and costs.
Dr. Wolfe holds academic interests in clinical education and curriculum development in general internal medicine with a focus on outpatient primary care, doctor-patient communication, and the provision and coordination of care for medically complex patients. She also focuses on women's health and health care for disadvantaged populations.
Scott Wright, M.D.
Scott Wright, M.D., a professor in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview, has made substantive contributions to the field of medical education through his own research and the mentoring of others. His work has been published in leading biomedical research journals including NEJM, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and American Journal of Medicine.
Dr. Wright has received awards for his teaching and mentoring. He has been involved with many educational programs at Hopkins, and he is involved with medical education activities at a national level including ‘The Initiative to Transform Medical Education’, ‘Innovative Strategies for Transforming the Education of Physicians’, and programs of ‘The Arnold P. Gold Foundation’ from which he has been awarded a Professorship. Dr. Wright also serves as the director of the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, an initiative at Bayview aimed at promoting clinical excellence.
Dr. Wright has been providing longitudinal primary care to patients in Baltimore since 1995. He also spends at least one month per year serving as an attending on the inpatient general medical service at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
He received his M.D. from McGill University in 1992 and he then completed his internal medicine residency training at the Montreal General Hospital. After pursuing fellowship training at Hopkins, he joined the Hopkins faculty in 1997.