Paul O’Rourke

Paul O’Rourke, MD, MPH

Paul O’Rourke, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Johns Hopkins Bayview Internal Medicine Residency
Co-Director, Medical Education Pathway, Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine

Our GIM Division is truly a family. It is an honor to work with such caring and brilliant colleagues!


I am a general internal medicine physician and passionate medical educator. I provide longitudinal primary care to patients in Baltimore and also serve as a teaching attending on the inpatient general medicine service at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. I spend the majority of my time teaching and advising internal medicine residents and medical students. I am involved in medical education research with a particular focus on primary care education and advocacy, humanism in medicine, and health disparities. I am active in several professional organizations including the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine.

I live with my partner and our two amazing boys in the Baltimore area where we frequent the local parks and hiking trails. Outside of medicine, I love to read about history, eat at local restaurants, and cheer on my favorite sports teams.


  • Degrees
    • M.D. / University of Florida College of Medicine 2011

    • M.P.H. / Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Residencies
    • Internal Medicine Residency / Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 2014

  • Fellowships
    • General Internal Medicine Medical Education Fellowship / Johns Hopkins University 2016

  • Board Certifications
    • Board Certified in Internal Medicine / American Board of Internal Medicine, 2014

Selected Publications
  • O'Rourke P, Tseng E, Levine R, Shalaby M, Wright S. The Current State of US Internal Medicine Primary Care Training. Am J Med. 2016;129(9):1006-1014. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.05.006

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  • O'Rourke P, Tseng E, Chacko K, Shalaby M, Cioletti A, Wright S. A National Survey of Internal Medicine Primary Care Residency Program Directors. J Gen Intern Med. 2019;34(7):1207-1212. doi:10.1007/s11606-019-04984-x

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  • Freeland DG, O'Rourke PD. The GIMboree Experience: Enhancing Joy in Outpatient Medicine. J Grad Med Educ. 2020;12(3):348-349. doi:10.4300/JGME-D-19-00822.1

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  • Kendrick K, Withey S, Batson A, Wright SM, O'Rourke P. Predictors of Satisfying and Impactful Clinical Shadowing Experiences for Underrepresented Minority High School Students Interested in Healthcare Careers [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 18]. J Natl Med Assoc. 2020;S0027-9684(20)30085-7. doi:10.1016/j.jnma.2020.04.007

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  • Russell SW, Ahuja N, Patel A, O'Rourke P, Desai SV, Garibaldi BT. Peabody's Paradox: Balancing Patient Care and Medical Education in a Pandemic. J Grad Med Educ. 2020;12(3):264-268. doi:10.4300/JGME-D-20-00251.1

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