Title: Professor of Neurology (Retired)
Company: Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Guy M. McKhann, MD, Retired Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in neurology and higher education.
Influenced to enter the field of medicine by his parents, who were both physicians, Dr. McKhann draws upon more than 60 years of industry experience. Commencing his career as a student at Yale University, he received a Doctor of Medicine in 1955 and subsequently completed an internship at New York Hospital from 1955 to 1956. Thereafter, he relocated to Maryland, serving as an assistant resident in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1956 to 1957 and a clinical associate at the National Institutes of Health from 1957 to 1960. Returning to the Northeast, he completed a residency in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital between 1960 and 1963 and began acting as an assistant and associate professor of pediatrics and neurology at Stanford University from 1963 to 1969.
Since 1969, Dr. McKhann has been serving Johns Hopkins University, having been a professor of neurology until attaining retirement in 2017. During this time, he was also the head of the department of neurology from 1969 to 1988 and the director of the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1988 to 2000 and again from 2004 to 2017. During his time as department head, he helped bring the department to prominence, having been the first head of department at Johns Hopkins University. Currently, the department is recognized as the best department of neurology in the country. Between 2000 and 2001, he was also the acting director for clinical activities of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke with the National Institutes of Health. Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. McKhann was a principal investigator in neurologic and cognitive outcomes following coronary artery bypass grafting and a scientific advisor to “Brain in the News” by the Dana Foundation.
In an effort to remain abreast of recent developments within the industry, Dr. McKhann has maintained affiliation with the National Academy of Medicine, the Society for Neuroscience and the American Society for Neurochemistry. He is also an honorary member of the American Neurological Association and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Royal College of Physicians.
As a testament to his success, Dr. McKhann has accrued multiple accolades, having most recently won the Undergraduate Teaching Award from Johns Hopkins University in 1996. Earlier in his career, he received the Macy Faculty Award, the Weinstein-Goldenson Award for Medical Research from United Cerebral Palsy, and the Medical Student Teaching Award from Johns Hopkins University. Likewise, he was a John and Mary R. Markle Scholar in Academy Medicine and a Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Scholar.
Married to Marilyn S. Albert since 1997, Dr. McKhann and she share seven children and nine grandchildren. He has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.
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