Letters to the UMB Community

UMSOM Dean: Meet the Candidate Monday Feb. 14

March 09, 2022

Dear UMB Community,

I’d like to invite University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) faculty, staff, and students to participate in the second of four Meet the Candidate sessions for the position of dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

The in-person session will take place at MSTF Leadership Hall on Monday, Feb. 14 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

You will have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of the candidate, Mark T. Gladwin, MD (see biographical information below). 

This is the second of four such sessions. I am grateful for the work of the search committee in bringing such strong candidates for consideration to UMB. Thank you to those who participated in the first session this week. I look forward to seeing many of you at MSTF Leadership Hall in the coming days.


Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS





Mark T. Gladwin, MD

Dr. Gladwin is a physician-scientist, clinician, educator, and academic leader who serves as the Jack D. Myers Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. As department chair since 2014, he oversees more than 750 faculty and combined clinical and research revenues of about $300 million. He also serves as associate dean for Physician-Scientist Mentoring and associate vice chancellor for Science Strategy, Health Sciences.

He previously served as a branch chief in the intramural program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was the founding director in 2008 of the Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute.

Dr. Gladwin also leads active basic and clinical research programs, directs a T32 training grant, and attends clinical services in the medical ICU.


He earned his bachelor’s and medical degree from the University of Miami. He completed his internship and chief residency in internal medicine at the Oregon Health Sciences University, followed by a critical care medicine fellowship at NIH and a pulmonary fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle.


He is the co-author of the textbooks “Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple” and “Critical Care and Hospitalist Medicine Made Ridiculously Simple.”

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