William H. Welch Professor of Medicine & the History of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Jeremy A. Greene, MD, PhD, is the William H. Welch Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to directing the Institute of the History of Medicine, he is also the founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine and Associate Faculty in the Berman Institute of Bioethics. Dr. Greene’s research explores the ways in which medical technologies come to influence our understandings of what it means to be sick or healthy, normal or abnormal, on personal, regional, and global scales.
Dr. Greene has written or co-edited six books and published widely for clinical, scholarly, policy, and popular audiences. His most recent book, The Doctor Who Wasn’t There: Technology, History, and the Limits of Telehealth (University of Chicago Press, 2022) examines how changing expectations of instantaneous communications through electric, electronic, and digital media transform the nature of medical practice and medical knowledge.
An internationally-visible expert in social medicine who has testified repeatedly on state and federal health policy, Dr. Greene also sees patients at the East Baltimore Medical Center, a community health center affiliated with Johns Hopkins. His work has was recently recognized with the 2021 Nicholas Davies Award from the American College of Physicians for “outstanding scholarly activities in history, literature, philosophy, and ethics and contributions to humanism in medicine.