Names In The News

May 26, 2006


Dr. Richard G. Bennett has been promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. A faculty member at the School of Medicine since 1987, Bennett is the Raymond and Anna Lublin professor in geriatric medicine. Formerly medical director of the Hopkins Geriatric Center, where he oversaw one of the nation's largest geriatric medicine training programs, Bennett joined Bayview in 2003 as vice president of medical affairs. He was promoted to senior vice president of medical affairs a year later. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from Hopkins.


Dr. Joseph Dean Nuckols has been named pathologist-in-chief for Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Nuckols is a member of the Hicken Group, which has provided pathology services to Sinai Hospital since 2000. He has served as the medical director of the hematology/coagulation, flow cytometry, and immuno-histochemistry laboratories since then.

Nuckols is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and received his medical degree from the University of Virginia, where he also earned a doctorate in microbiology.

Dr. Nina P. Nelson-Garrett, a gastroenterologist, and Dr. Richard Scholz, an ophthalmologist, have joined the medical staff at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Nelson-Garrett, who received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center and completed a residency and fellowship at Emory University, recently had a solo practice in Jackson, Miss.

Scholz, who graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, completed his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and a fellowship at Wilmer Ophthalmologic Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Dr. Richard Chaisson, a professor of medicine, epidemiology and international health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has received the 2006 World Lung Health Award for scientific achievement from the American Thoracic Society.

Chaisson, who founded the Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research, leads what the university said is the largest TB-related research effort in the United States, with more than $100 million in research grants.

Carmen Roberts, director of nutrition education and coordinator of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Dietetic Internship Program, has been named the Maryland Outstanding Dietitian of the Year by the Maryland Dietetic Association (MDA).

Roberts, a seven-year veteran of Hopkins Bayview, was MDA's Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year in 2000 and the hospital's Outstanding Clinical Director of the Year in 2005. She earned a bachelor's degree from James Madison University and a master's degree in health education and health administration from Towson University.

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