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February 28, 2001
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Hopkins Appoints Two To New Posts

Peter Greene, M.D., Named Associate Dean for Emerging Technologies; Steven Thompson. M.B.A., Vice Dean for Ambulatory Services Coordination

Peter S. Greene, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, has been appointed associate dean for emerging technologies, a new position created by Hopkins CEO and School of Medicine Dean Edward D. Miller, M.D., to capitalize on the rapid growth in Internet-based technologies.

Steven J. Thompson, vice dean for administration at the School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins International, has been named by Miller to the new post of vice dean for ambulatory services coordination in a move to strategically manage Hopkinsí expanding ambulatory services.

Greene, a heart surgeon, was instrumental in developing CTSNet, an international Web resource for cardiothoracic surgery, which serves as a model online community for professional medical societies.

"I have been determined to develop an environment at Hopkins Medicine that, similar to Silicon Valley, stimulates the development of new technological initiatives both within the Hopkins campus and as new external organizations," Miller said. "Peterís knowledge of Hopkins, of emerging technologies and of how professional audiences can use these technologies should help Johns Hopkins Medicine take a leadership role in improving health care through Internet technologies."

In his new role, Greene will provide strategic and operational guidance on high-impact Internet initiatives and an emerging information technologies "incubator," which will evaluate promising new businesses.

Green received his undergraduate degree from Harvard in 1981 and his medical degree from Yale in 1985. He joined Hopkins in 1994, where he is currently director of medical student rotation in cardiac surgery, and the Artificial Heart and Device Program. Greene lives in Hunt Valley.

Thompson, who came to Hopkins in 1994 as department of anesthesiology and critical care medicine administrator, was named vice dean for administration for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1997 and was appointed CEO of Johns Hopkins International in 1999. In his additional new role, he will oversee the strategic expansion of Hopkins outpatient services with the ultimate goal of capturing a larger share of the suburban and regional market.

"Many of our ambulatory programs have evolved as departmental or organizational initiatives, an approach that has served us well in the past," Miller said. "But these programs have matured to the point where the institution needs to pull them all together in a focused, strategic manner. Steve is the person who can best do this."

Thompson will work with a council of Hopkins physicians to assess the institutionís ambulatory needs for the next 10 to 15 years, deciding where ambulatory services should be located, and how emerging technologies and new diagnostic and treatment options will shape these strategic decisions.

Thompson lives in Owings Mills.



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