Jay A. Perman, MD, became the sixth president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) in July 2010.
A pediatric gastroenterologist, Perman continues to practice medicine through his weekly President’s Clinic, where he teaches team-based health care to students of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, law, and social work.
His commitment to community engagement and urban renewal is manifest in his prolific civic service. With Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Perman co-chairs the UniverCity Partnership, an effort to redevelop and revitalize Baltimore City's Westside.
He chairs the board of directors of the Downtown Partnership, dedicated to creating a vibrant city center. Moreover, he serves on the boards of the Greater Baltimore Committee, the Hippodrome Foundation, and Baltimore’s Promise, a group committed to advancing the health, safety, and success of the city's youth.