Three from Hopkins named to National Academy of Inventors

Cardiologist Ronald Berger, neurologist Ted Dawson, and biomedical engineer Jordan Green are among 164 selected to join the academy this year

Three Johns Hopkins faculty members are among 164 creators or co-developers elected as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, a distinction that recognizes the people behind the outstanding inventions that have made a difference for society. They join the more than 4,000 current fellows of the academy, which features members of more than 250 institutions worldwide.

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Image caption: Faculty members (clockwise from top left) Ronald Berger, Ted Dawson, and Jordan Green were selected to join the National Academy of Inventors

Image credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine

The honorees from Johns Hopkins are:

  • Ronald Berger, the Nicholas J. Fortuin, MD, Professor in Cardiology and a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Berger is a cardiologist who specializes in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia and the development of implantable defibrillators for patients with life-threatening arrhythmias.
  • Ted Dawson, director of the Institute for Cell Engineering and a professor of neurology at the School of Medicine. Dawson's discoveries have led to innovative approaches and new agents to treat neurologic disorders such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.
  • Jordan Green, director of the Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Laboratory and a professor of biomedical engineering in the School of Medicine and Whiting School of Engineering. Green's research focuses on developing biomaterials and nanobiotechnology to meet challenges in regenerative medicine and to better understand and control the therapeutic delivery of genetic material and drugs to cells.

The new class of fellows collectively hold more than 4,800 issued U.S. patents. They will be inducted into the academy during a meeting June 15, 2022, in Phoenix.