Catherine D. DeAngelis, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. DeAngelis a prominent leader in academic medicine, will be the commencement speaker.at the 162nd Commencement Ceremony. Dr. DeAngelis holds distinguished titles of University Distinguished Service Professor Emerita at Johns Hopkins University, Professor Emerita of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and professor of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as Editor-in-Chief Emerita of the Journal of the American Medical Association, serving as its first woman editor-in-chief from 2000 to 2011.
Dr. DeAngelis received her M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine, her M.P.H. from the Harvard Graduate School of Public Health (Health Services Administration), and her pediatric specialty training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has been awarded seven honorary doctorate degrees including one from NYMC in 2003. Dr. DeAngelis is the recipient of numerous awards for humanitarianism and medical excellence, including the Ronald McDonald Award for Medical Excellence; the Catcher in the Rye Award for Humanitarianism by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; the George Armstrong Award from the American Pediatric Association; the Joseph W. St. Geme Jr. Leadership Award and the John Howland Award from the American Pediatric Society; and a lifetime achievement award by the American Association of Medical Colleges.
From 1990 to 2000, Dr. DeAngelis served as vice dean for academic affairs and faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and from 1994 to 2000 she was editor of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Dr. DeAngelis has been a member of numerous journal editorial boards and has authored or edited 13 books on pediatrics, medical education and patient care, professionalism and her recently published memoir, Pursuing Equity in Medicine: One Woman’s Journey. She has also published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles, chapters and editorials. Most of her recent publications have focused on professionalism and integrity in medicine, conflict of interest in medicine, women in medicine and medical education. Her major efforts have centered on human rights especially as they relate to patients, health professionals and the poor.
Dr. DeAngelis is a former council member and current member of the National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine; a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom. She has also served as an officer of numerous national academic societies including past chair of the American Board of Pediatrics and chair of the Pediatric Accreditation Council for Residency Review Committee of the American Council on Graduate Medical Education.
Dr. DeAngelis currently serves on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Government Accountability Office and serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh and Wake Forest Medical School and Medical Center. She is a consultant for the Myanmar (Burma) Ministry of Health for the revision of the curriculum of their five medical schools.