Johns Hopkins Medicine - North American Hospitals Supplement

Bringing discoveries to the bedside

For more than a century, generations of Johns Hopkins researchers have worked tirelessly to unravel the mysteries of disease, push the boundaries of medicine and develop breakthrough treatments that change lives. Our scientists move rapidly to apply discoveries to the care of people who are suffering.

Johns Hopkins revolutionized American medicine with the opening of The Johns Hopkins Hospital (1889) and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1893) by integrating patient care, medical research and education – the gold standard for modern academic medical centers. Today, the flagship hospital is part of a US$7.7 billion integrated global health enterprise featuring six hospitals, multiple primary and specialty care facilities, and managed care and home care providers in locations spanning Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Florida, in the United States. Advanced treatments – including clinical trials – for a wide range of adult cancers and medical screenings are also available at our Johns Hopkins Singapore location.

A global leader in cancer research and treatment
At the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, research scientists and clinicians in the vanguard of their fields work closely together, quickly transferring new treatments from the laboratory to the clinical setting. World-renowned pathologists here are leaders in identifying cancer cells and determining the correct stage of diagnosis. This provides surgeons and oncologists the information they need to jointly develop the best course of treatment. The Cancer Center also features multispecialty clinics that offer patients comprehensive diagnosis, staging and treatment planning within two days. Cancer experts from a variety of fields have come together in the recently launched Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. The institute researches ways to redirect patients’ highly individual immune systems to target, detect and destroy cancer cells – an approach that is already yielding groundbreaking results.

Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal cancers, including colorectal, pancreatic, liver and stomach cancers, have long been a major focus of our investigators, who have completed landmark studies to understand the molecular, genetic and environmental causes of these diseases. Our multispecialty approach and decades-long experience have led to many new treatments and surgical techniques for the most difficult tumors.

Johns Hopkins is the birthplace of neurosurgery – it first became a specialty here in 1902. Our internationally renowned faculty, strengthened by our tradition of sharing of ideas across disciplines and combining laboratory-based and clinical research, offers children and adults remarkable new diagnostic capabilities, minimally invasive treatments and personalized care. We particularly excel in treating brain tumors, spinal tumors and neurovascular conditions.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Stem Cell/ Bone Marrow Transplant Program is an international leader in bone marrow transplantation to treat a variety of diseases, including leukemia, non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, solid tumors (breast, ovarian and testicular cancers), anemias and inherited diseases. Johns Hopkins is one of only a few centers in the United States to offer a wide variety of transplantation services for adults and children. Our kidney experts developed a revolutionary method of filtering a patient’s blood to enable transplantation from any qualified donor. Since then, our surgeons have performed the first three-way, fiveway, six-way and eight-way kidney paired donation transplants in the U.S.

Orthopaedic surgery
Whether seeking care for a sportsrelated injury; a condition related to ageing, overuse or traumatic accident; or revision surgery, we have an expert who can help improve the patient’s quality of life, range of motion and mobility. Our multidisciplinary approach includes physical therapists, pain management specialists, radiologists and oncologists to provide personalized treatment plans.

Customized care for international patients
Johns Hopkins Medicine International’s team of more than 100 care experts from over 30 countries serves as the patient’s guide to Johns Hopkins’ leading-edge medicine. We provide the highest level of service in a compassionate, culturally appropriate manner and have decades of experience in caring for families traveling from the Middle East.

Our dedicated team seamlessly combines medical needs, individual preferences and cultural expectations into a tailored experience that makes Johns Hopkins feel as close to home as possible. We serve as the patient’s personal liaison before the visit to coordinate medical services and accommodations. Throughout the stay, we guide the patient to medical appointments, provide interpretation and offer support to make the visit smooth and comfortable.

We take care of our patients’ needs before, during and after their visit by fulfilling the promise of high-quality service that allows patients and families to focus on their health and recovery.



Date of upload: 20th Nov 2016

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