Harry C. Dietz, MD
Photo: Hal Dietz, III


Elected 2003
Dr. Dietz is Victor A. McKusick Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Molecular Biology & Genetics in the Institute of Genetic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also an Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His undergraduate training in biomedical engineering was performed at Duke University and his MD degree was received from the Health Sciences University of Syracuse. Clinical and research training in pediatrics, pediatric cardiology, and genetics occurred at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Dietz heads a multidisciplinary clinic for the diagnosis and management of individuals with heritable forms of cardiovascular disease, with a special emphasis on Marfan syndrome and related connective tissue disorders. He is Director of the William S. Smilow Center for Marfan Research, a group of dedicated molecular biologists focused on improvement of the lives of individuals with Marfan syndrome and related disorders through the development of novel diagnostic and treatment strategies. Dr. Dietz has received multiple prestigious awards including the Curt Stern Award from the American Society of Human Genetics, and the Taubman Prize for excellence in translational medical science. He is an inductee of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Academy of American Physicians, Institute of Medicine, Association of American Physicians, and the National Academy of Sciences.

Honors / awards

ASCI | Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine (2014) for his contributions to our understanding of aortic aneurysms and connective tissue disorders.
National Academy of Sciences (2011)
National Academy of Medicine (2008)