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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education strives to provide up-to-date clinical and research information in appropriate educational formats so that participants are able to improve their knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors, and the clinical outcomes for their patients.

The vision of OCME is to provide physicians and other health care professionals' exemplary, cutting-edge educational endeavors that teach evidence-based practices and identify new and emerging health care needs and opportunities from research through delivery of care so that, through education, we can significantly improve health.

Our goals are:

  • To present new knowledge and its application to various levels of health care and disease prevention
  • Based on the needs of audiences of health care professionals, provide educational activities targeted to specific physician/team audiences to keep their knowledge and skills at the highest possible levels commensurate with the standards of excellence at Johns Hopkins
  • To increase OCME's capabilities to understand and measure the needs of its diverse physician audiences through increased research in educational needs and outcomes
  • To partner with other distinguished organizations and institutions, under the clinical and scientific guidance of the Johns Hopkins faculty, to offer educational activities to regional, national, and international medical communities that expand the reach and contribution of the Johns Hopkins clinical and scientific faculty
  • To develop and evaluate new educational tools employing emerging technologies to bring biomedical knowledge and delivery of health care to physicians worldwide
  • To meet or exceed the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the guidelines of the American Medical Association's Physician Recognition Award

Our program consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession. It includes primary care, specialty, and subspecialty topics in the field of medicine. The content of CME is the body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.

We target all physicians and other health care professionals, locally, nationally and globally. OCME sponsors conferences and workshops, including hands-on and skills-training, distance education by telephone, podcasts, webinar, personal computer, and other innovative and interactive formats.

As a result of these educational activities, we foster the continuing professional development of health care professionals. Our offerings are intended to enhance physician and other health care professionals training in a manner that will positively affect professional knowledge with the goal of improving patient care. OCME is committed to reassessing the impact our program and activities have on an ongoing basis through qualitative and quantitative methods to ensure that these goals are met.

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Dr. David Feller-Kopman is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include bronchoscopy, critical care medicine and interventional pulmonology. 

Dr. Feller-Kopman serves as the director of interventional pulmonology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

He earned his M.D. from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and performed a combined fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 

Dr. Feller-Kopman's research interests include pleural pathophysiology, including the treatment of recurrent pleural effusions; investigating the physiology and pathophysiology of non-malignant central airway obstruction; and improving the multidisciplinary treatment of patients with complex airway disease.

Source : Johns Hopkins Medicine


Dr. Vivek Kumbhari is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Endoscopy at Bayview Medical Center and Director of Bariatric Endoscopy at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

His areas of expertise include minimally invasive, non-surgical therapies to facilitate weight loss and the treatment of obesity related diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. Dr. Kumbhari is also internationally renowned for minimally invasive, non-surgical methods to manage complications of surgery. Additionally, he is an expert in performing endoscopic therapies to treat oncologic conditions involving the gastrointestinal tract.   

Dr. Kumbhari was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. He completed his GI training at Sydney's leading hospitals and was one of the youngest ever to become an Attending GI Physician in Australia. To further his knowledge, he joined the prestigious two year Advanced Endoscopic Fellowship program at Johns Hopkins. During this training period, in addition to clinical excellence, he began to push the frontiers of endoscopic therapies gaining him international recognition. He then joined the GI faculty at Johns Hopkins and began to take on several leadership roles. From a research perspective, he boasts almost 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and invited reviews.  He is an invited speaker both nationally and internationally. He is in his final year of his PhD which focuses on minimally invasive flexible endoscopic surgery.

Dr. Kumbhari understands the challenges involved in not only losing weight, but also maintaining weight after it has been lost. He understands the holistic nature when it comes to losing weight and works intimately with colleagues who are expert nutritionists and bariatricians. He believes in arming the patient with knowledge and providing them with the most up-to-date therapeutic options.

Source : Johns Hopkins Medecine


Pr Abu Dayyeh Barham is the director of Bariactic & Metabolic Endoscopy Department at Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, MN as well as Associate Professor at Mayo Clinic Medical College.

Dr Barham's clinical interests include : Bariatric endoscopy, management of post bariatric surgery complications, physiological effects of endoscopic manipulation of hte GI tract to weight management, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, (ERCP), and endoscopic ultrasound, (EUS).

Source : Mayo Clinic


Dr. Anne Marie Lennon is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lennon is the Director of the Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cyst Clinic and an attending gastroenterologist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She received her medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1996. In addition, Dr. Lennon has obtained a Ph.D degree from The National University of Ireland.

Dr. Lennon's major interests are the workup and management of patients with pancreatic cysts, pancreatic cancer or pre-cancerous lesions and the role of endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnosis of pre-cancerous and cancerous lesions.

Source : Johns Hopkins Medicine