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Charles T. Bauer Professorship in Transplant Surgery

School of Medicine

Established in 2023 by Janet and Andrew Hartman through the Charles T. Bauer Charitable Foundation

CHARLES T. “TED” BAUER was a Houston business leader and major educational benefactor, whose vision and personal work ethic set a standard for the entire mutual fund industry. Mr. Bauer co-founded AIM Management Group in 1976, when he was 57 years old, and through strategic acquisitions and marketing saw it grow to become the seventh-largest mutual fund company in the world. He served as chairman of AIM Funds until September 2000, chairman of AIM Management until January 2001, and president of the AIM Foundation until his death. During his lifetime he supported numerous academic institutions including the University of Houston, Harvard University, Roxbury Latin School, and Johns Hopkins. Mr. Bauer’s generous estate gift benefited the “Adult Medical/Surgical Unit Waiting Room” on level ten of the Sheikh Zayed Tower, which is also named after him.

His daughter, JANET BAUER HARTMAN and her husband ANDREW HARTMAN, have continued this legacy of support through their ongoing commitment to kidney donation, advocacy and research through their giving to Johns Hopkins and other worthy causes, as well as through Janet’s leadership as Director of the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland.

Through their family foundation, The Charles T. Bauer Foundation, Janet and Andrew Hartman committed to a $2M gift to support the Transplant Biology Laboratory Director in 2012. In 2023, the fund was converted to a Professorship.

Held by Daniel Warren

DANIEL WARREN, Ph.D. is the inaugural recipient of the Charles T. Bauer Professorship in Transplant Surgery and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Warren is a highly valued and productive member of the faculty and an integral member of the Division of Transplantation. Since 2009, he has served as the Charles T. Bauer Director of the Transplantation Biology Laboratory.

Dan earned his undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and went on to earn his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He then joined the Department of Surgery as an Instructor of Surgery and later was promoted to Assistant Professor. During this time, he received a certificate in Leadership and Management in Life Sciences from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2005 and held the position of Director of Basic Science Research from 2006 to 2012. Throughout his time at Johns Hopkins, Dan has been an active researcher and currently serves as the Director of the Administrative Core on a multi-project NIH P50 grant which focuses on early liver transplantation for severe alcoholic hepatitis.

In addition to his contributions to the research and clinical activities of the Division of Transplantation, Dan also serves as the Director of Research for our department, a role he has held since 2012. In this position, he is charged with oversight and administration of the research enterprise for the Department of Surgery, including the activities of departmental clinical trials and outcomes research staff. In all of these efforts, Dan has shown his dedication to research in our department and we value his support and leadership. More recently, he was appointed as co-director of the Johns Hopkins Transplant Research Center (TRC), a multidisciplinary research partnership between the Department of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Surgery’s Division of Transplantation.