John recently retired as the Clinical Scholar in Rheumatology at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, received a B.A. from the University of Michigan, and an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He had been on the full-time faculty at Sinai Hospital for 31 years and was on the full-time faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine for 5 years and part-time faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for 30 years. In addition to seeing patients, he has authored numerous peer reviewed articles and a dozen book chapters and has served in leadership positions in the teaching programs at Sinai Hospital. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology.
John is a passionate advocate for social justice including bettering the lives of all children. He has served on the Board of the leading child abuse prevention and treatment agency in Maryland for over 35 years: 12 years as Board President of Parents Anonymous and the remainder as a Board member of its successor agency, The Family Tree, of which he is the Founding President. He is a past recipient of the Community Service Award from the Maryland State Medical Society for this activity.
He is a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. John serves on the Board of Trustees of the Baltimore Museum of Art and he is a Trustee of the Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Modern Art Foundation. He served on the board of the James Renwick Alliance, which is the support organization for the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, for 18 years.
John’s interests include reading, traveling, collecting art and helping his wife of 42 years, Lenel Srochi-Meyerhoff, in her garden. He is the proud parent of Marte and Jack and the doting grandfather of two.