Established in 2001 by colleagues, friends, and patients in honor of D. William Schlott


Dr. Schlott is the former Philip A. Tumulty Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was the first to hold the Tumulty chair. He has spent his fifty-plus year career at Hopkins: as a medical student, an intern and resident on the Osler Medical Service, and a faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine. For more than a decade he has served as the co-director of the Philip A. Tumulty Topics in Clinical Medicine, Hopkins’ week-long CME course in general internal medicine that annually attracts 300 registrants from around the world. In 1999, the American College of Physicians Maryland chapter honored him with the Theodore E. Woodward Award for Excellence in Medical Education and Research. He received both the Department of Medicine Chairman’s and the Osler Housestaff Outstanding Teacher Awards. Dr. Schlott received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Ohio University and in 2006, he was elected to Mastership in the American College of Physicians. In 2001, Johns Hopkins established the D. William Schlott Professorship in Clinical Medicine, unique to this institution in that it was established before Dr. Schlott’s retirement. He has been a visiting professor or invited lecturer in seven European and Asian countries.



Dr. Ashar completed his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. He went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Ashar completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland. He subsequently became Chief Resident and a faculty member at Case Western. Dr. Ashar left Cleveland in 1998 at which time he joined the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Ashar is an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and has served as President for the Mid-Atlantic region. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Ashar is very involved in medical education. He has served as an advisor and mentor for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Colleges Program and has been a member of the medical school’s Admissions Committee. His primary research interests include use of dietary supplements and its regulation, preventive medicine, and medical education. He has authored numerous book chapters and articles on these topics. Dr. Ashar is also an editor of the Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Board Review Book, which is in its 5th edition.

Dr. Ashar became the Clinical Director for the Division of General Internal Medicine at the end of 2011 and has been Medical Director for the Johns Hopkins Executive & Preventive Health Program for 8 years.