About Dr. Rapoport
Morton I. Rapoport, MD, is the former President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the University of Maryland Medical System. Dr. Rapoport, an infectious disease expert, spent his early years as CEO strengthening University Hospital, now known as the University of Maryland Medical Center. Under his guidance, the Medical System then expanded dramatically into a regional health system to include five more hospitals: two community hospitals and three specialty hospitals. Working in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine leadership, Dr. Rapoport helped to foster the alignment that allowed both institutions to maximize their potential.
Dr. Rapoport graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1959 , joined the US Army and did his medical residency at William Beaumont Hospital. He then spent three years conducting basic research into defenses for biological warfare at both the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research and at the U S Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases. Back at Maryland, he became a professor of medicine, chief of medicine at the Veteranís Administration Hospital and then the school's Senior Associate Dean. He was selected in 1982 to head the ailing University of Maryland Hospital. He successfully led the hospital's transformation from a public institution with aging facilities and millions of dollars in annual losses to a modern and financially successful private, non-profit organization. Since his retirement in 2003, he has remained active in many civic endeavors including the board of directors of the Hadassah Medical Center in Israel.
Mort and his wife Rosalie live in Baltimore, MD and celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2008 in the accompaniment of their three children and sixteen grandchildren.