SARAH MILLER COULSON AND FRANK L. COULSON PROFESSORSHIP
Established in 2011 by Sarah Miller Coulson and Frank L. Coulson, Jr. in honor of Dr. David B. Hellmann of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

FRANK L. COULSON JR., who died in 2011, attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the Moore School of Engineering. Following his time at Penn, Frank served in the United States Navy as a naval ship navigator from 1968 until his discharge in 1974, attaining the rank of full lieutenant. While in the Navy, Frank earned his master of business administration degree in finance from Penn’s Wharton School of Business. After receiving his MBA, Frank joined Goldman Sachs, establishing a leadership presence in the increasingly important Fixed Income Division. In 1990, Frank was invited to join the partnership of Goldman Sachs.

 

SARAH MILLER COULSON was born and raised just outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and is a 1975 graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she majored in art history. After a brief stint on Wall Street with the Bank of New York, she too earned an MBA, graduating with a degree in finance from Columbia University in 1982. Following her schooling at Columbia, Sarah spent the next 18 years in New York City in various financial roles with Time Warner Inc., most notably at HBO and Comedy Central, where she was a member of the original start-up team of the successful cable channel as its chief financial officer and executive vice president. Sarah left New York City in 1998 to become an entrepreneur in the nascent telecommunications field, where she and two partners helped to start and to build a successful wireless cell tower company called ClearShot Communications, LLC. She is now executive vice president of the company.

Mrs. Coulson resides in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia suburb. She is very active in the community, especially with the Philadelphia Orchestra where she serves on the board, the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, and Main Line Animal Rescue. In addition, Sarah is a trustee of her alma mater, Mount Holyoke College.

Through this professorship, the Coulsons found a way to say thank you to Johns Hopkins Medicine and, most especially, to Dr. David B. Hellmann for his extraordinary care and friendship. Endowing this professorship is a small way to participate in the advancement of innovative medicine and excellence at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The Coulsons were equally delighted that Dr. Roy Ziegelstein is the inaugural recipient of the professorship, laulding Dr. Ziegelstein as an exemplary physician whom they knew and admired for many years.

 

DAVID B. HELLMANN, Med 1977, is the Aliki Perroti Professor of Innovative Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, chairman of the Department of Medicine and vice president for research at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and vice dean for the Bayview campus.

Dr. Hellmann is a graduate of Yale College and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Following his internship and residency on the Osler Medical Housestaff at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, he completed rheumatology fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco. A recipient of teaching awards from the University of California, San Francisco, Johns Hopkins, and the American College of Physicians, Dr. Hellmann is also a recipient of local and national “Best Doctor” awards and is a Master of the American College of Physicians.

In 1998 he co-founded the Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center and, in 2004, the Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine (CIM). CIM seeks to promote “Medicine is a Public Trust” on the Bayview campus through novel programs of caring and discovery. Signature projects of CIM have included the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, the Miller Lecture, the development of multiple scientific cores, funding of 19 faculty researchers as “Bayview Scholars,” and creation of the Aliki Initiative. An author of more than 150 articles and chapters, he is editor of Medicine, an associate editor of The American Journal of Medicine, and serves on the editorial board of The Pharos. He has served as governor of the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Physicians, director of the American Board of Internal Medicine and currently is a trustee of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. Dr. Hellmann and his wife, Linda, are the proud parents of two children, Matthew and Jessica.

 

ROY C. ZIEGELSTEIN, MD, Med '89, '91 (PDF), came to Johns Hopkins in 1986, after receiving his medical degree from Boston University, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He was a member of the Osler Medical Housestaff and an assistant chief of service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital before he completed fellowship training in cardiovascular disease at Johns Hopkins and the National Institutes of Health. He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1993 and became professor of medicine in 2006. He directed the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center from 1997 to 2006, where he has served as deputy director and then executive vice chairman of the Department of Medicine since 1996. In 2013 he was named vice dean for education at the School of Medicine and he holds the Mary Wallace Stanton Professorship for Education.

Dr. Ziegelstein is an internationally recognized expert in the relationship between depression and cardiovascular disease. He directed the cardiovascular disease group in the NIH-funded Johns Hopkins Center for Mind-Body Research from 2004 through 2010. In 2004, he became the inaugural Miller Scholar, an honor bestowed on him by the Miller family, for his work on doctor-patient communication. As a Miller Scholar, he developed a course called “Transition to Residency and Internship and Preparation for Life” (TRIPLE), in which Johns Hopkins students learn the skills and attitudes of compassionate physicians. Along with Dr. Cynthia Rand, he co-directs a program for internal medicine residents focused on the practice of patient-centered care. He is a five-time recipient of the George J. Stuart Award for Outstanding Clinical Teaching, and he also has received the Professor's Award for Distinction in Teaching in the Clinical Sciences from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The American College of Physicians Maryland Chapter has recognized him with the C. Lockard Conley Award for Contributions to Resident Education and Research, as well as the Theodore E. Woodward Award for Medical Education.

Dr. Ziegelstein was born and raised in New York City. He now resides in Pikesville, Maryland, with his wife, Bonnie, and their three children, Kate, Danielle and Matthew. He is extremely honored to hold the Sarah Miller Coulson and Frank L. Coulson Professorship and shares the vision of the Miller and Coulson families that the professorship be used to develop more doctors who understand and appreciate the importance of knowing patients as individuals.