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Stephen D. Sisson

SissonStephenSTEPHEN D. SISSON is the consummate physician and educator in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins in the tradition of Philip A. Tumulty. Dr. Sisson graduated with honors from Tufts University School of Medicine, and came to Johns Hopkins in 1990 as an Osler medical intern and resident. Although Dr. Tumulty was chief resident for two years, Dr. Sisson was assistant chief of service for only one year; following that outstanding year of leadership, he joined the faculty as assistant professor and was soon promoted to associate professor of medicine. This promotion recognized his pioneering work in creating a broadly employed, internet-based educational program for medical housestaff (the Johns Hopkins Ambulatory Curriculum). He is the co-developer and director of the Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Internet Learning Center. In 2009 he became vice chair of the Department of Medicine for Clinical Affairs but has continued his outstanding career of individualized instruction and mentoring residents. In his role as vice chair, he has directed the department in meeting challenges imposed by the advent of the electronic medical record, increased demands for documentation, and improving both quality of care and efficiency.

Dr. Sisson’s excellence has been recognized by the Johns Hopkins medical school, the Department of Medicine, the Society of General Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians, the Osler Medical Housestaff and now by the leadership and Board of Trustees of The Johns Hopkins University in appointing him to the Philip A. Tumulty Chair.