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David B. Hellmann, MD, MACP
David B. Hellmann, MD, MACP is the Aliki Perroti Professor of
Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a Vice
Dean for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Chairman of the Department of
Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Hellmann is a
graduate of Yale College and the Johns Hopkins University School of
Medicine. Following his internship and residency on the Osler
Medical Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he completed his
rheumatology fellowship training at the University of California,
A recipient of highly prestigious teaching awards from the
University of California, San Francisco, Johns Hopkins University,
and from the American College of Physicians, and a recipient of
local and national "Best Doctor" awards, Dr. Hellmann is also a
Master of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Hellmann is
nationally recognized as a consummate educator and clinician. In
1998 he was co-founder of the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center. He
is the author of more than 150 articles and chapters, is the editor
of Medicine, an associate editor of The American Journal of
Medicine, and serves on the Editorial Board of The Pharos. Dr.
Hellmann is a Trustee of the American Board of Internal Medicine
Foundation, and has served as Governor of the Maryland Chapter of
the American College of Physicians, and as a Director of the
American Board of Internal Medicine (2000-2006). In 2004 Dr.
Hellmann created the Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine
(CIM), which seeks to improve the quality of medical care on the
Johns Hopkins Bayview campus by promoting innovations in patient
care and medical research.
Despite his challenging administrative responsibilities, Dr.
Hellmann gives interns and residents individualized attention by
providing for a two hour weekly session during the Chief's Rounds.
It is during these rounds, which are done at the bedside of the
patient, where Dr. Hellmann is able to demonstrate how powerfully
human interactions can affect medical assessments and decisions.
Dr. Hellmann is always sure to use clear language, making sure that
patients are treated with both the utmost courtesy and respect
during the interview. He then gives an impromptu lesson on the
physical exam, and centers on important physical findings relevant
to the patient's condition. Additionally, he serves as the faculty
discussant during intern morning report, every Monday morning. It
is during these morning reports, where interns are encouraged to
think broadly, particularly focusing on the generation of a
differential diagnosis. Lastly, second and third year residents
rotate through Dr. Helllmann's rheumatology clinic, where he allows
a full hour for a resident to evaluate a patient, meet them as a
person, and discuss their medical issues with them. It is difficult
to protect time like this in many clinical settings, but Dr.
Hellmann has done it, just for the benefit of our housestaff.
In writing his letter of nomination for Dr. Hellmann, the chief
"Dr. Hellmann has helped me greatly in my development as a chief
resident. Most importantly, he taught me that a leader must not
only be well-respected, but is most effective when he or she holds
the hearts of those in the Department. He has created a culture of
treating housestaff like family, which has made a tremendous impact
on the way that I (and my residents) look upon medical
Finally, as a scholar, Dr. Hellmann has spearheaded the Aliki
Initiative, along with a core group of faculty from the Bayview
campus. The Initiative aims to revitalize humanism in medicine, by
allowing a ward team the time to truly know the people who have the
disease, rather than the diseases who have the people. The Aliki
team also enjoys protected time, which they are able to use in home
visits following discharge, as well as careful attention and
additional training in transitions of care.
Dr. Hellmann certainly embodies all of the positive aspects in
primary care which were represented by Dr. C. Lockard Conley, who
recently passed away. The Maryland ACP believes that with mentors
such as Dr. Hellmann, who bring out only the "very best" in their
students and residents, Dr. Conley's legacy will live on for many
years to come. We are pleased to present the 2010 Maryland Chapter
C. Lockard Conley Award to Dr. David Hellmann.