President, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Jay A. Perman, MD, is president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Maryland only public health, law, and human services university.
A pediatric gastroenterologist, Perman continues to practice medicine through his weekly President’s Clinic, where he teaches team-based health care to students of medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, social work, and law.
Committed to advancing the health, well-being, and just treatment of Baltimore’s citizens, Perman established a community engagement office to support scholarship and advocacy on behalf of West Baltimore residents. He inaugurated a mentoring program to inspire local schoolchildren to pursue careers in health care, and he opened the UMB Community Engagement Center, which provides direct services to University neighbors and helps them dismantle barriers to opportunity.
Perman first came to UMB in 1999 as chair of the School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. He left Baltimore in 2004 for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where he was dean and vice president for clinical affairs.
Perman received a Doctor of Medicine Degree with Distinction from Northwestern University. He completed a fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Harvard Medical School and at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston.