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Colleen Christmas

COLLEEN CHRISTMAS, M.D., is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She received her M.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and went from there to the Medical College of Virginia for residency training in internal medicine. Dr. Christmas came to Johns Hopkins in 1996 for fellowship training in geriatric medicine and she has been a continuous member of the geriatric medicine faculty since 1999. She is a leader in primary care and geriatric medicine at Johns Hopkins both nationally and internationally. Dr. Christmas is active in local and national medical organizations and the governor of the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Christmas is co-founder and/or director of three important and innovative programs in the School of Medicine, the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, Medicine for the Greater Good, and the Aliki Initiative that focuses on patient-centered care and the importance of knowing patients as individuals. After serving as internal medicine residency program director at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for nearly ten years, she shifted her focus to medical student learners and rapidly became a leader in medical student education in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She became the inaugural director of the Primary Care Leadership Track (PCLT) in 2014, elevating primary care in our medical school through her infectious enthusiasm for primary care medicine and through her outstanding teaching and program development.