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Herman and Walter Samuelson Professorship

School of Medicine

Established in 2003 with a commitment made in 1999 by the Herman and Walter Samuelson Foundation

SamuelsonHermanBrothers HERMAN (left) and WALTER SAMUELSON (below) were Baltimore natives who both attended high school at Baltimore City College and graduated from the University of Maryland Law School. Herman Samuelson was cofounder of the Jewish Convalescent Home and served for many years as an officer of its board of directors. He practiced law briefly and then joined with his brother to operate a successful real estate business. Their office was located near The Johns Hopkins Hospital on Monument Street for many years. SamuelsonWalter

Held by Ken Cooke

CookeKenKEN COOKE, MD is the Herman and Walter Samuelson Professor and Director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Program. Prior to his appointment at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Cooke headed the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, in Cleveland, Ohio.

A nationally recognized transplantation immunology expert, Dr. Cooke focuses primarily on new strategies to prevent and treat graft-vs-host disease and lung complications following blood and bone marrow transplantation. His research efforts have been recognized by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the American Society of Clinical Investigation. In addition to his younger patients, Dr. Cooke also cares for adolescents and young adults.