Wednesday - May 27, 2020


Dr. Janet Horn for years has been widely recognized as one of the leading adult primary care physicians in Baltimore, Maryland. The solo practice that she started served several thousand patients, of which a primary patient group was working women. Janet was selected by Baltimore Magazine as one of the best doctors in Baltimore, and was selected for inclusion in the Consumers Guide to Top Doctors in the United States. She was also selected, based upon her professional achievement and community service, as one of the “Top 100 Women in Maryland.” Janet is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, and also did postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Janet completed her undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University. She received a Masters Degree in physiology and biophysics at Georgetown University, and her M.D. degree from George Washington University. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. After finishing her fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, she became a full-time faculty member at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, during which time she authored numerous journal articles concerning her research, much of which related to women's' health issues. When she started her solo practice, she remained a member of the clinical faculty at Johns Hopkins as an Associate Professor of Medicine. She has been a frequent lecturer to medical audiences and to the public about health topics.

Janet's non-professional interests include piano, historic preservation, and all things canine. She is an avid reader, particularly of fiction, and is currently studying the craft of writing. A recent thrill was assisting her patient and friend Agathe von Trapp (the eldest of the von Trapp family singers from The Sound of Music) in writing her memoir. Janet has been married for 31 years to a lawyer who currently specializes in ethical and regulatory compliance issues of hospitals.

Janet will share her monthly column with her co-author and friend of 20 years, Dr. Robin Miller. In addition to being close friends, they have a shared philosophy about a woman's wellbeing based on empowerment through a knowledge and understanding of her health.

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