Charles Cummings writes: “I continue to work full time at Johns Hopkins but in a somewhat unorthodox fashion. I stepped down as Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck surgery 10 years ago. I continued to see patients and became the Medical Director for Johns Hopkins International where I remained until June 2011.
In 2008 I became Acting Chair of Dermatology and held that position for 1 1/2 years while still doing the other pursuits.
In the summer of 2011,as I was planning an exit from the active staff I was asked to serve as Acting chairman of Orthopaedics which is where I remain until a new permanent chair is found…One could say that I have a venturesome spirit or lost my mind. Both are probably correct.”