DOCTORS DAVID S. AND MARILYN M. ZAMIEROWSKI DIRECTORSHIP
Established in 2009 by David S. and Marilyn M. Zamierowski

DAVID S., Med 1968, and MARY M. ZAMIEROWSKI met on the tennis courts behind Reed Hall at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine during the start of fall classes in 1967. David was a senior medical student and Mary was a first-year graduate student in Lehninger’s Biochemistry Department. David proposed three weeks after they met and they were married over spring break. It took David 10 years from that point to become double board certified in general surgery and plastic surgery and to complete two years in the Army (he was drafted after an internship at the University of Pittsburgh) during which time he received two Bronze Stars for achievement in Vietnam. Mary went back to her PhD studies while the couple was at Vanderbilt University and they stayed in Nashville until she completed her degree. It was there they became acquainted with the work on growth factors of future Nobel Laureate Stanley Cohen, MD, which later led David to found the Wound Care Centers of Kansas City. After David completed his residency in plastic surgery and Mary her post-doc fellowship at the University of Kansas, they settled in Kansas City and they raised their daughters Amy and Nancy there. While in Kansas City, David looked for a delivery system for growth factors and subsequently developed his surface dressing and surgical wound devices. For the last 15 years, David has worked as a consultant for Kinetic Concepts, Inc., of San Antonio, and his portfolio of U.S. and foreign issued and filed patents now totals over 50. March 2008 marked David and Mary’s 40th wedding anniversary and that spring marked David’s 40th Reunion. They are pleased to celebrate both milestones with a gift to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the institution “that formed our vision and goals and was the bedrock of our education. We believe that simulation offers a tremendous opportunity to reproduce the mentoring environment in which we were trained.”

 

ELIZABETH ANNE HUNT, SPH 2002, 2008 (PhD),the inaugural Doctors David S. and Marilyn M. Zamierowski Director, was recently named the first director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center. Dr. Hunt graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from Albany Medical College in 1995. This was followed by a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics and a pediatric chief residency at Duke University. Subsequently, she completed a pediatric critical care fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Hunt also earned a Master's in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a PhD in clinical epidemiology in 2008. Her thesis involved the use of simulation to assess the performance of pediatric residents during pediatric cardiopulmonary arrests. Dr. Hunt’s work analyzing in-hospital resuscitation systems through the use of simulation has resulted in receipt of the 2003 Pearl M. Stetler Grant for Women Researchers, the First Place Award for a Platform Presentation at the 2004 International Meeting on Medical Simulation, the 2004 Johns Hopkins Helen Taussig Young Investigator Award, and the 2004 Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane House Staff Appreciation Award. In 2007, Dr. Hunt was invited to present her simulation research at the Fifth Annual Peter Safar Symposium at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Hunt has been fortunate to have the opportunity to present, practice and teach about pediatric resuscitation issues throughout the world, including Canada, England, Kosovo, Sweden, Uganda, Portugal, Russia, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway and Cuba. She is currently an attending pediatric intensivist in the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.