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University of Maryland School of Medicine Recruits Renowned Pathologist J. Stephen Dumler, MD

Thursday, April 10, 2014

John Stephen Dumler, MD
 John Stephen Dumler, MD

Dr. Dumler, formerly of Johns Hopkins, is now a Professor in the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology

University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) professors Sanford A. Stass, MD, Chair of the Department of Pathology, and James B. Kaper, Chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, along with Dean E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., are pleased to announce the recruitment of John Stephen Dumler, MD, an expert pathologist and infectious disease specialist, as a Professor in the Department of Pathology. Dr. Dumler has a secondary appointment in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology.

“Dr. Dumler is another example of how the SOM is attracting top research talent as we continue to build our research profile and increasingly recognize and reward innovation and discovery among our faculty,” says Dean Reece, who is also Vice President for Medical Affairs at the University of Maryland and the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor at the School of Medicine. “With his unique combination of experience in pathology and infectious disease, he will bring unique inter-disciplinary perspectives to both his research and educational activities at the SOM.”

Dr. Dumler has a BS in Medical Technology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and earned his MD from SOM in 1985. He was a resident in Anatomic Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 1985-88, and a resident in Laboratory Medicine at Hopkins from 1988-89. He also did a residency in Pathology Research at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston in 1990, and pursued a postdoctoral fellowship in infectious diseases there, as well, from 1990-93.

After three years as an Assistant Professor at UTMB, Dr. Dumler moved to Hopkins in 1996, as an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and in the Markey Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He was promoted to Professor and awarded tenure in 2003. Dr. Dumler has also been a Visiting Professor at Unité des Rickettside, Faculté de Médécine, Aix-en-Provence II, Centre Nationale Recherche Scientifique in Marseille, France, and at Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine in Selangor, Malaysia. Addtionally, Dr. Dumler has mentored numerous graduate and postdoctoral students.

Dr. Dumler brings to the School of Medicine more than $1 million in current grant funding from NIH. A prolific author, he has published more than 200 papers. He serves as a reviewer for numerous journals, including the Journal of Immunology, the American Journal of Pathology, the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and the Journal of Infectious Diseases. In 2010, he was presented with the American Society for Microbiology Becton Dickinson Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology.

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