William R. Brody

William Ralph Brody (born January 4, 1944) is an American radiologist and academic administrator. He was the President of the Salk Institute from 2009 to 2015 when he was succeeded by Elizabeth Blackburn[1] and President of The Johns Hopkins University, a position which he had held from 1996 to 2009.

William R. Brody
13th President of the Johns Hopkins University
In office
1996  March 3, 2008
Preceded byDaniel Nathans
Succeeded byRonald J. Daniels
Personal details
Born (1944-01-04) January 4, 1944
Stockton, California
Spouse(s)Wendy Brody
ChildrenIngrid and John
Alma materStanford University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of California San Francisco

Brody received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, the latter also in electrical engineering, from Stanford University. He continued his post-graduate training at the University of California, San Francisco where he completed a residency in diagnostic radiology in 1977.

Brody was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003.[2] He was the highest-paid university president in the United States, receiving $897,786 in 2004, and regained the title in 2007. On March 10, 2008, he announced his intent to step down as president effective December 31, 2008. This was postponed to March 3, 2009 upon Hopkins naming Ronald Daniels, the provost of the University of Pennsylvania its next President. On October 13, 2008, the Salk Institute announced that Brody would join their staff as president as of March 2009.[3] On May 21, 2009, an honorary doctorate was conferred on him by The Johns Hopkins University.

He serves as a director of Medtronic, an international medical device company, and is on the board of directors of IBM.[4]

With his wife, Wendy, he has two children: Ingrid and John. Brody is also a certified commercial pilot and flight instructor.


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