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Rosemarie Hope Reid, M.D. Endowed Professorship in the Primary Care Leadership Track of the School of Medicine

School of Medicine

Established in 2021 by Drs. Kris Jenner and Susan Cummings in memory of Rosemarie Hope Reid, M.D. (Med ’92)

KRIS JENNER, M.D., D. Phil, (Med ’92) is a co-founder and managing member of Rock Springs Capital, a healthcare-focused investment firm based in Baltimore, MD. Prior to founding Rock Springs in 2013, Kris was a vice president of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. He was also a portfolio manager and research analyst in the U.S. Equity Division specializing in the coverage of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies from 2000 until his departure in February 2013. Prior to T. Rowe Price, he worked at the Laboratory of Biological Cancer, The Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He earned a B.S. in chemistry, summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois, a D. Phil. from Oxford University, and an M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. Kris completed two years of a general surgery residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

SUSAN CUMMINGS, M.D., (Med ’90) is an advanced imaging pediatric cardiologist at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC. Dr. Cummings graduated from Duke University with a BSN in 1981 and began working in The Boston Children’s Hospital’s bone marrow transplant unit, an experience which led to her interest in medicine. When Rosemarie arrived at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1988 an immediate bond was formed between the two as Rosemarie was also a graduate of Duke University. Following her pediatric residency at The Boston Children’s Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Cummings returned and completed her pediatric cardiology fellowship training at The Boston Children’s Hospital. An advanced imaging fellowship at Children’s National Hospital ultimately led to her professional home. Dr. Cummings has been recognized by her colleagues and referring pediatricians for her clinical acumen and emphasis on supporting the families of children with congenital heart disease. She has also been honored with multiple Excellence in Teaching awards from the Children’s National Hospital cardiology fellows. Dr. Cummings’ respect for others and her motivation to use the opportunities her medical education provided are qualities that make her the quintessential team player and an outstanding doctor.

Held by 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.