Redonda's bio contributed by TAMARA HENDRICKSON, PhD.
A distinguished member of the Johns Hopkins community for almost three decades, Dr. Redonda G. Miller is the 11th president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Appointed to the position in May 2016, she is the first woman to serve as president in the institution’s 127-year history.
Dr. Miller first came to Johns Hopkins in 1988 as a medical student, earning her degree from the School of Medicine with election to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society in 1992. She completed her internship and residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in internal medicine on the Osler Medical Service and served as an Assistant Chief of Service in 1996. The following year, Dr. Miller joined the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, advancing to serve as Associate Program Director for the Osler Medical Residency Training Program, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, and Vice Chair for Clinical Operations in the Department of Medicine. She earned her M.B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Professional Studies in Business and Education in 2004, and in 2006, she was promoted to Associate Professor in the School of Medicine.
Throughout her career at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Miller has distinguished herself as an effective, inspiring and collaborative leader, with great success in bringing people and ideas together to achieve the institution’s aims. Immediately prior to being named President of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Miller served as Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Hospital and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Johns Hopkins Health System. In these roles, she led efforts across the hospital and health system to advance patient safety and promote quality and operational efficiency.
Highly respected in her field, Dr. Miller has lectured widely on medical education and women’s health, with a particular emphasis on the advocacy of midlife women’s health issues. She has published extensively, including over 35 book chapters and manuscripts. She is the founding editor of The Johns Hopkins Internal Medicine Board Review and the administrative editor for Practical Reviews in Internal Medicine, an audio lecture series. In addition, Dr. Miller serves on the Maryland Hospital Association’s Executive Board, chairing its Council on Clinical and Quality Issues.
A fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Miller is still an active clinical practitioner who remains strongly committed to serving her patients. She was honored by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of 110 Top Physician Leaders to Know and has twice been named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record, Maryland’s business and legal newspaper. She was voted by her peers as one of Baltimore’s Top Doctors and one of Baltimore’s Top Doctors for Women by Baltimore magazine, and named a top women’s mentor by the Baltimore Business Journal. Dr. Miller also received The Johns Hopkins University’s Alumni Association Distinguished Alumna Award.
Dr. Miller is a dedicated mother to two daughters and the wife of Dr. Albert Polito, a pulmonologist who serves as medical director of The Lung Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. In addition to her love of family and travel, she is also a devoted supporter of the Ohio State Buckeyes.