In 1997, Johns Hopkins made the title on Edward Miller’s business card really long when it named him dean of the School of Medicine, university vice president for medicine, and the first-ever chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Next summer, Miller will simplify his designation. He has announced he will retire from Hopkins on June 30, 2012.
Miller’s tenure has been marked by extraordinary institutional expansion. Set to open next year on the medical campus are two massive new hospital towers. The Johns Hopkins system has added four hospitals in the Baltimore-Washington area and Florida, and now partners with health care providers in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, and the Caribbean. Closer to his office, Miller oversaw the total revamping of the medical school curriculum to focus on health promotion and the medical practice emerging from ever-expanding knowledge of the human genome.
Johns Hopkins president Ron Daniels announced that he had appointed co-chairs to direct the search for Miller’s successor: Francis B. Burch Jr., incoming chairman of the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Lloyd Minor, Hopkins provost.