MOSES AND HELEN GOLDEN PAULSON PROFESSORSHIP IN GASTROENTEROLOGY
Established in 1982 by the estate of Helen G. Paulson in honor of her husband

As a girl growing up in West Virginia, HELEN GOLDEN, A&S 1924 (MS), hoped to become a doctor, but was discouraged from this dream by her father. A few hundred miles away in Baltimore, MOSES PAULSON shared the same ambition, recalling that "few people even graduated from high school in those days." He realized his goal, however, and met and married Helen, a Hopkins sociology graduate student whose thesis was titled, "The Care and Education of Crippled Children in Baltimore."

Dr. Paulson, who died in 1991, had a successful private practice and a Hopkins career that spanned more than 40 years--developing, with a colleague, fiberoptic endoscopy, one of the most sophisticated tools for diagnosing GI disease; teaching his students about psychosomatic factors in disease long before these were widely recognized; and editing what became a standard text, Gastroenterologic Medicine. Mrs. Paulson, who died in 1993, worked for many years with the Baltimore League for Crippled Children and Adults, and was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Baltimore City Medical Society and the Johns Hopkins Women's Club.

 

ANTHONY N. KALLOO, the Moses and Helen Golden Paulson Professor of Gastroenterology, is professor and director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. His special interests include therapeutic endoscopy, sphincter of Oddi dysfunction and Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery. Dr. Kalloo joined the Hopkins faculty in 1988. He is founder and past medical director of the Hopkins Gastroenterology and Hepatology Resources Center, a 3,000-page multi-lingual web resource for patients and physicians. The holder of multiple patents, including the use of Botulinum toxin in the gastrointestinal tract, endoscopic cryotherapy and the winged biliary/pancreatic stent, Dr. Kalloo is the pioneer of natural orifice surgery, a technique to enable abdominal surgery without the use of incisions.