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Eric Kobren Endowed Professorship in Applied Health Informatics

School of Medicine

Established in 2019 by Catherine and Eric Kobren

CATHERINE and ERIC KOBREN have a long history of supporting an academic, data-driven approach to children’s health.

Catherine has devoted herself to improving and supporting pediatric health care. She was the founding chairwoman for A Woman’s Journey, an annual women’s health seminar, in Sarasota and continued as chairwoman to sellout crowds for several years.

Eric founded several investment and health related businesses, including Fidelity Insight, Kobren Insight Management and MediRegs. He enjoys his work as a trustee for John’s Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, which he joined in 2011 as All Children’s integrated with the Johns Hopkins Health System. He chairs both the Finance and Investment Committees for the Board. While living in Boston, Eric was active at Boston Children’s Hospital for more than two decades. He was a founder of the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust and served as a hospital trustee. Among their gifts to Boston Children’s, Catherine and Eric funded a statistician in cardiology and endowed a chair in patient safety. Eric received his BBA from Baruch College, CUNY and his MBA from Columbia University.

The Kobrens’ passion and commitment to pediatric health care and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital remains as strong as ever. Residing in Sarasota, they have been blessed with four healthy grandchildren in the past three years.

Held by Mohamed A. Rehman

MOHAMED A. REHMAN, M.D., is professor of anesthesiology, critical care medicine and pediatrics in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the chair of the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

Internationally recognized for his medical and clinical informatics expertise, Dr. Rehman also is director of Perioperative Health Informatics, leading a team that is involved in data-driven research to improve quality, safety and value. Dr. Rehman’s team is one of the few in the world working in real time consumer level and medical data to improve patient outcomes by developing “human digital twins”.

Previously Dr. Rehman was a professor of clinical anesthesiology and critical care and professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He held numerous leadership roles at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, including director of transplant anesthesia, and was the anesthesia team leader for the world’s first bilateral hand transplant and several conjoined twin separations. He also developed the first biomedical informatics program within a pediatric anesthesia and critical care program while at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was the first endowed chair in biomedical informatics and entrepreneurial sciences.

Dr. Rehman is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric anesthesia, anesthesiology, clinical informatics and critical care medicine. A graduate of Mysore Medical College, Mysore, India, he completed a pediatric residency at Chicago’s Cook County Hospital, an anesthesia residency at the University of Miami, and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology and critical care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He also completed training in biomedical informatics from Oregon Health and Science University and business training from the Wharton School of Business. He is the author of more than 70 original research publications and review articles and more than 80 scientific abstracts. His leadership roles at the national level include serving as chair of the Biomedical Informatics and Technology Group of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and president of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia.