Gerald S. Lazarus

Dr. Gerald S Lazarus is currently Professor of Dermatology and Medicine and was the founder of the John Hopkins Wound Healing Center.

Before his move to Johns Hopkins, Dr. Lazarus held endowed professorships and chaired the dermatology departments at Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania where his department was the number one recipient of NIH support in cutaneous biology. He was Dean and CEO at the UC Davis Medical School and Health System.  Between 1999 and 2002 he lived in Beijing with his wife, Audrey Jakubowski, and was an adviser to the Minister of Health of China and a senior Professor at the Peking Union Medical College.  During his tenure at Johns Hopkins he has been instrumental in developing collaborations with Walter Reed, the National Naval Medical Center and the Center for Biofilm Research at the University of Montana.

Dr. Lazarus is the author of over 300 scholarly papers and 7 books and has received awards for research, distinguished teaching and mentoring younger researchers.  As the founding president of the Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Foundation, he developed medical and scientific partnerships between American and Chinese universities.  Dr. Lazarus currently serves on the boards of the Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership Foundation and the American Skin Association.