Public Papers

Nomination of Bernadine P. Healy To Be Director of the National Institutes of Health


The President today announced his intention to nominate Bernadine P. Healy, of Ohio, to be Director of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. She would succeed James B. Wyngaarden.

Since 1985 Dr. Healy has served as chairman of the research institute at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH. Prior to this Dr. Healy served as Deputy Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy in Washington, DC, 1984 - 1985. Dr. Healy served as director of the coronary care unit at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, 1977 - 1984, and as a member of the active staff in medicine and pathology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1976 - 1985. From 1974 to 1984, Dr. Healy served with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in several capacities: professor of medicine, associate professor of pathology, assistant dean for postdoctoral programs and faculty development, associate professor of medicine, assistant professor of medicine and pathology, fellow in the department of pathology, and as a fellow in the cardiovascular division of the department of medicine. In addition, Dr. Healy served as a staff fellow in the section of pathology in the National Heart and Lung Institute at the National Institutes of Health, 1972 - 1974.

Dr. Healy graduated from Vassar College (A.B., 1965) and Harvard Medical School (M.D., 1970). She was born August 22, 1944, in New York, NY. Dr. Healy is married, has two children, and resides in Gates Mills, OH.