Derek Hess, M.D.

Chief of Staff

Dr. Hess specializes in pediatric ophthalmology in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Department of Pediatric Medicine. He became chief of the medical staff in January 2017 after a one-year term as vice chief. He joined the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital medical staff in 2004.

Dr. Hess earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He trained as an ophthalmology resident at Medical College of Virginia and completed a pediatric ophthalmology fellowship at Duke University Eye Center.