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Gordon Frank Tomaselli, M.D.

Chief, Division of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine

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443-997-0270

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

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Titles

  • Chief, Division of Cardiology
  • Co-Director, Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Michel Mirowski MD Professor of Cardiology
  • Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

Departments

Locations

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-2774

Expertise

Arrhythmia, Cardiac Complications of Neuromuscular Disease, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardioversion, Electrophysiology, Event Monitors, Heart Disease, Holter Monitoring, Inherited Arrhythmia Disorders, Irregular Heartbeat, Long QT Syndrome, Pacemakers, Stress Testing, Tilt Table Test

Research Interests

Ion Channel structure-function and regulation; Cellular and tissue electrophysiology of Heart Failure and Cardiac Resynchronization; Risk Prediction for Sudden Cardiac Death

Biography

Dr. Gordon Tomaselli is the chief of the Johns Hopkins Division of Cardiology and co-director of the Heart and Vascular Institute. He is an expert in the fields of sudden cardiac death and arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms). Specifically, Dr. Tomaselli focuses on ion channels, the movement of molecules in and out of heart cells, which generates the electrical impulses that cause the heart to beat. He holds several patents on methods to improve heart function and prevent arrhythmias, including an implantable device for the delivery of cell-derived biomolecules.

Dr. Tomaselli earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and chemistry in 1977 from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his medical degree in 1982 from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his medical training and residency at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) in 1985. He served as a research fellow at the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute and at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in before joining the faculty three years later. Since then, he has received numerous awards and served on a variety of boards and committees. Dr. Tomaselli was president of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society from 2003 to 2005 and president of the American Heart Association from 2011 to 2012.

Dr. Tomaselli is an active researcher with more than 280 articles and book chapters.

 

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  • Education +

    Degrees

    • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University / MD (1982)

    Residencies

    • University of California San Francisco (1985)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Cardiology (1989)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease (1989)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (1992, 2005)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1985)
  • Research & Publications +

    Lab Website: Tomaselli Lab

    Clinical Trial Keywords: sudden death, implantable defibrillator, arrhythmia, PROSE-ICD

    Selected Publications

    Donald M. Lloyd-Jones; Yuling Hong; Darwin Labarthe; Dariush Mozaffarian; Lawrence J. Appel; Linda Van Horn; Kurt Greenlund; Stephen Daniels; Graham Nichol; Gordon F. Tomaselli; et al. Defining and setting national goals for cardiovascular health promotion and disease reduction: The american heart association's strategic impact goal through 2020 and beyond. Circulation. 2010;121(4):586-613.

    Gordon F. Tomaselli; Eduardo Marbán. Electrophysiological remodeling in hypertrophy and heart failure. Cardiovascular Research. 1999;42(2):270-283.

    Stefan Kääb; H. Bradley Nuss; Nipavan Chiamvimonvat; Brian O'Rourke; Peter H. Pak; David A. Kass; Eduardo Marban; Gordon F. Tomaselli. Ionic mechanism of action potential prolongation in ventricular myocytes from dogs with pacing-induced heart failure. Circulation Research. 1996;78(2):262-273.

    Ronald D. Berger; Edward K. Kasper; Kenneth L. Baughman; Eduardo Marban; Hugh Calkins; Gordon F. Tomaselli. Beat-to-beat QT interval variability: Novel evidence for repolarization lability in ischemic and nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. Circulation.  1997;96(5):1557-1565.

    Brian O'Rourke; David A. Kass; Gordon F. Tomaselli; Stefan Kääb; Richard Tunin; Eduardo Marbán. Mechanisms of altered excitation-contraction coupling in canine tachycardia-induced heart failure, I: Experimental studies. Circulation Research. 1999;84(5):562-570.

    André Schmidt; Clerio F. Azevedo; Alan Cheng; Sandeep N. Gupta; David A. Bluemke; Thomas K. Foo; Gary Gerstenblith; Robert G. Weiss; Eduardo Marbán; Gordon F. Tomaselli; et al. Infarct tissue heterogeneity by magnetic resonance imaging identifies enhanced cardiac arrhythmia susceptibility in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. Circulation. 2007;115(15):2006-2014.

    Tian Xue; Hee Cheol Cho; Fadi G. Akar; Suk-Ying Tsang; Steven P. Jones; Eduardo Marbán; Gordon F. Tomaselli; Ronald A. Li. Functional integration of electrically active cardiac derivatives from genetically engineered human embryonic stem cells with quiescent recipient ventricular cardiomyocytes: Insights into the development of cell-based pacemakers. Circulation. 2005;111(1):11-20.

    Carina Blomström-Lundqvist; Melvin M. Scheinman; Etienne M. Aliot; Joseph S. Alpert; Hugh Calkins; A. John Camm; W. Barton Campbell; David E. Haines; Karl H. Kuck; Bruce B. Lerman; et al. ACC/AHA/ESC Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Supraventricular Arrhythmias - Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Develop Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Supraventricular Arrhythmias). Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2003;42(8):1493-1531.

    Gordon F. Tomaselli; Dirk J. Beuckelmann; Hugh G. Calkins; Ronald D. Berger; Paul D. Kessler; John H. Lawrence; David Kass; Arthur M. Feldman; Eduardo Marban. Sudden cardiac death in heart failure: The role of abnormal repolarization. Circulation. 1994;90(5):2534-2539.

    Carina Blomström-Lundqvist; Melvin M. Scheinman; Etienne M. Aliot; Joseph S. Alpert; Hugh Calkins; A. John Camm; W. Barton Campbell; David E. Haines; Karl H. Kuck; Bruce B. Lerman; et al. ACC/AHA/ESC Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Supraventricular Arrhythmias - Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the European Society of Cardiology Committee for Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Develop Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Supraventricular Arrhythmias). Circulation. 2003;108(15):1871-1909.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    • Congressional Medal of Merit, 1973
    • New York State Regents Scholarship, 1973 - 1977
    • Alma Cooke Scholarship, 1974
    • Phi Eta Sigma, 1974
    • Phi Beta Kappa, 1976
    • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1980
    • Edward Weinstein Memorial Award in Medicine , 1982
    • Finalist, Louis N. Katz Basic Science Research Prize, American Heart Association , 1991
    • Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) 1998 Elected to the Interurban Clinical Club , 1996
    • Vice President, Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, 2000 - 2002
    • President, Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, 2003 - 2005
    • Association of University Cardiologists, 2004
    • David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award, JHU, 2004
    • Association of Professors of Cardiology, 2007
    • Association of American Physicians (AAP), 2010
    • President-Elect, American Heart Association, 2010
    • President, American Heart Association, 2011

    Memberships

    • American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)
    • Association of American Physicians (AAP)
    • Association of Professors of Cardiology
    • Association of University Cardiologists (AUC)
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology Society
    • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)
    • Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA)
    • Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS)
    • Interurban Clinical Club

    Professional Activities

    • Finalist, Louis N. Katz Basic Science Research Prize, 1991
    • Elected, American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), 1996
    • Elected, Interurban Clinical Club, 1998
    • Vice President, Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, 2000 - 2002
    • Preisdent, Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, 2003 - 2005
    • Association of University Cardiologists, 2004
    • David M. Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2004
    • Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS), 2006
    • Association of Professors of Cardiology, 2007
    • Association of American Physicians (AAP), 2010
    • Preisdent Elect, American Heart Association, 2010
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