Chris Durso, a CIM Miller Coulson Scholar and one of the four architects of the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, has become the next director of the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He succeeds Center for Innovative Medicine (CIM) Director David Hellmann, who led the department with distinction since 2000.
“Dr. Durso’s stellar leadership of the number one-ranked Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology over the past decade speaks volumes, and his contributions as executive vice chair over the several months have only added to my confidence in his abilities,” noted Mark Anderson, director of the Department of Medicine in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in making the announcement. He added, “I am grateful to have someone so dedicated to JHBMC and the Department of Medicine take on this critically important leadership role — especially during this unprecedented time.”
In taking on leadership of the department, Durso steps down as director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. Cynthia Boyd, the CIM Lavinia Currier Scholar, is now serving as interim director of the division.