A memorial tribute to Richard S. Ross, renowned cardiologist and former dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, in Hurd Hall on the East Baltimore campus.
Ross, who served as dean from 1975 to 1990, died Aug. 11. He was 91 and had been suffering from Parkinson's disease.
Colleagues will pay tribute to Ross' impact on medicine and Johns Hopkins, particularly during his tenure as dean. A reception will follow in the Nelson Lobby.
The program will include personal reflections and testaments to his contributions. Speakers will include:
- Ronald Peterson, president of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine
- Stephen Achuff, former director of Adult Cardiology Clinical Programs at Johns Hopkins
- Jeremiah Barondess, founding chair of the School of Medicine's advisory council, trustee emeritus of the Johns Hopkins University board of trustees, and former president of the New York Academy of Medicine
- J. Michael Criley, professor emeritus of medicine and radiological sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
- Richard Grossi, former chief financial officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine
- Donald Henderson, dean emeritus of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health (now the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)
- Morris W. Offit, former chair of the Johns Hopkins University board of trustees and trustee emeritus of the boards of trustees of the university and Johns Hopkins Medicine
- The Rev. Clyde Shallenberger, chaplain emeritus of the Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Myron Weisfeldt, former director of the Department of Medicine and Osler Professor
- Paul Rothman, dean of the School of Medicine and chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine