Established in 1997 with a commitment made in 1994 by Michael J. Cudahy

"The real answers to our health care problems lie in research," says MICHAEL J. CUDAHY, a Milwaukee entrepreneur whose endowment of this professorship supports research that holds promise for the early diagnosis and prevention of cardiac disease. Mr. Cudahy co-founded a small electronic instruments company, Marquette Electronics, and soon developed the nation's first central electrocardiographic system at Northwestern University Medical School. The groundbreaking system was subsequently installed in almost every major medical institution in the United States, including Johns Hopkins. The company, now GE Medical Systems Health Care Technologies, produces medical diagnostic, monitoring and clinical information systems for health care providers in more than 67 countries.


JAMES L. WEISS, MD, the Michael J. Cudahy Professor of Cardiology, came to Hopkins in 1972 and has been director of the Johns Hopkins Heart Station since 1976. Dr. Weiss centers his research on non-invasive imaging techniques, contrast echocardiography and left ventricular function and he has published more than 100 scientific papers on various aspects of cardiology. His many awards include the Harvard Book Prize, the first Frank T. McClure Fellowship in Cardiovascular Research awarded at Hopkins, and appointments as a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association's Council on Circulation. In 1999, Dr. Weiss was appointed director of the Fellowship and Training Program in the Division of Cardiology and associate dean of admissions and academic affairs for the School of Medicine.