John Hopkins Medicine

John Hopkins Medicine

John Hopkins Medicine

The mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care.

Diverse and inclusive, Johns Hopkins Medicine:

Educates medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public
Conducts biomedical research
Provides patient-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat human illness
Johns Hopkins Medicine pushes the boundaries of discovery, transforms health care, advances medical education and creates hope for humanity. Together, Johns Hopkins Medicine will deliver the promise of medicine.
Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Johns Hopkins Medicine unites physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the organizations, health professionals and facilities of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. Johns Hopkins Medicine has six academic and community hospitals, four suburban health care and surgery centers, over 40 patient care locations, a home care group and an international division, and it offers an array of health care services.
Johns Hopkins Medicine integrates the operations and planning of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the Johns Hopkins Health System and Hospital. From basic to translational to clinical research, Johns Hopkins medical and graduate students, residents and fellows learn from and study with Nobel laureates, Lasker Award winners and National Academy of Science members. Tomorrow’s biomedical research and health care leaders are learning from the best at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine today.
  • $8.5 billion in operating revenues
  • 2.8 million-plus annual outpatient visits
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine handles more than 107,000 inpatient admissions annually.
  • 360,000-plus annual emergency department visits
  • 107,688-plus annual hospital admissions
  • At over $2 billion, The Johns Hopkins University is, for the 39th straight year, the leading U.S. academic institution in total research and development spending, according to the National Science Foundation’s rankings.
  • Johns Hopkins scientists receive more federal research support annually — more than $469 million — than counterparts in other U.S. medical schools
  • $300-350 million annually in philanthropy
  • 40,000-plus full-time equivalent employees; among largest private employers in Maryland, USA
  • The largest National Institutes of Health (NIH) medical science training program in the country
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospita
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital is ranked top in the nation for patients of all ages, based on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019–20 rankings
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital at #3.
  • Johns Hopkins Children’s Center at #9.
  • 1,162 licensed beds, over 2,413 full-time attending physicians
  • Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center National Cancer Institute designated cancer center; consistently ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
  • First major medical school in the U.S. to admit women (1893)
  • Popularized the use of rubber gloves during surgery
  • Pioneered surgery for breast cancer (1889)
  • First to develop renal dialysis (1912)
  • Isolated and crystallized insulin (1926)
  • Developed cardiopulmonary resuscitation–CPR (1958)
  • Invented first implantable, rechargeable pacemaker for cardiac disorders (1972)
  • Discovered restriction enzymes—“biochemical scissors”—that gave birth to genetic
  • Engineering
  • Developed first and only effective treatment for sickle cell disease (1995)
  • Pioneered exchange of kidneys among incompatible donors (2003-2009)
  • An initial catalog of more than 80 percent of the proteins in the human body (the "proteome") was unveiled as a resource for scientists in every biomedical field (2014)
  • Johns Hopkins research spurred the signing of the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE)
  • Act, which lifted the ban on transplanting organs from people living with HIV (2013)
  • Johns Hopkins performed the first such transplant in the U.S. in 2016
  • 15 current / former school of medicine scientists are Nobel laureates
  • 10 school of medicine faculty members have received the Lasker Award ("American Nobel")
  • 29 members of the school of medicine’s current faculty have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences; 68faculty members were elected to the National Academy of Medicine
  • Four school of medicine faculty members / alumni have received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (Denton Cooley, Arnall Patz, Benjamin Carson and Donald Henderson)
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