2018 Medical Panel

with Kurt D. Newman, M.D., President and CEO, Children's National Health System; Paul B. Rothman, M.D., Dean of the School of Medicine and CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Craig B. Thompson, M.D., President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center | April 3, 2018

Event Details:

Location:  The Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C. (1150 22nd Street NW)


11:00 a.m. Reception

12:00 p.m. Luncheon & Program

1:30 p.m. Adjournment

Thank you to our event sponsors: Mr. Cyrus A. Ansary; Children's National Health System; WC Smith

Kurt D. Newman, M.D., is President and CEO of Children’s National Health System. Located in Washington, D.C., Children’s National is ranked one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and is a leader in NIH pediatric medical research funding. Dr. Newman has been a surgeon at Children’s National for over 30 years and also is professor of surgery and pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Science. He guided the creation of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, with the goal of making children’s surgery less invasive and pain free. As CEO, he is a champion of innovation in research, operations, and clinical care. He is a strong advocate for expanding mental health access for kids and has led two national forums on this issue.  Dr. Newman also plays a critical role in improving pediatric health and well-being nationally through his work on the Boards of the Children’s Hospital Association and Safe Kids Worldwide and as the author of numerous scientific publications. His medical memoir, “Healing Children: A Surgeon’s Stories from the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine, debuted as an Amazon bestseller in Pediatrics and earned national attention and critical praise in The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post and Harvard Business Review.  Dr. Newman is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and of Duke Medical School. He completed his surgical residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School before joining Children’s National. 

Paul B. Rothman, M.D., is the dean/CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, overseeing both the Health System and the School of Medicine. He joined Hopkins in July 2012 after having served as dean of the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rothman earned his medical degree from Yale University. He then trained at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University prior to joining its medical school faculty. A rheumatologist and molecular immunologist, Rothman conducted research focused on immune system molecules known as cytokines. His honors include a James S. McDonnell Foundation Career Development Award, a Pfizer Scholars Award, a Pew Scholar Award and the Pharmacia Allergy Research Foundation International Award. Rothman is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He served as President of the Association of American Physicians and was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. 

Craig B. Thompson, M.D., is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Dr. Thompson received his BS from Dartmouth and MD from the University of Pennsylvania, followed by clinical training in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and in medical oncology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute. Dr. Thompson has extensive research experience in cancer, immunology, and translational medicine. His current research focuses on the regulation of cellular metabolism during cell growth/differentiation and on the role that metabolic changes play in the origin and progression of cancer. Dr. Thompson is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Medical Advisory Board of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is also a Fellow of the AACR Academy. 

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