Richard Safeer, MD, FAAFP, is Medical Director of the Employee Health and Wellness at Johns Hopkins HealthCare, LLC. Dr. Safeer completed his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at Cornell University before graduating from medical school at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Franklin Square Hospital Center in Baltimore, Maryland. After which, he completed a Faculty Development felllowship at the Virginia Commonwealth University of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. He is also Board Certified in Clinical Lipidology.
Prior to arriving at Hopkins, Dr. Safeer practiced family medicine in Northern Virginia and was on the Family Medicine faculty at the George Washington University. He was the Medical Director of an Occupational Health Center in Baltimore and Wellness Director for the Mid-Atlantic region of the parent company, just before starting at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in Baltimore, Maryland as the Medical Director of Preventive Medicine.
Amongst his responsibilities at Hopkins, includes addressing the employee health initiative, Healthy at Hopkins. He also sees patients in the Hopkins Hospital Lipidology clinic. He has published several papers in the cholesterol and wellness arena, as well as spoken nationally on these topics.