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Myron L Weisfeldt, MD

Director, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
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Titles

  • Director, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • William Osler Professor of Medicine
  • Physician-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Director of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Heart and Vascular Institute

Expertise

Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Sudden Death

Biography

Dr. Myron Weisfeldt was appointed the William Osler Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2001. He is also Physician-in-Chief of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Weisfeldt has broad interests in hemodynamics, cardiovascular aging, and resuscitation from cardiac arrest. Dr. Weisfeldt received a BA and MD from the Johns Hopkins University. He trained in Cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Institutes of Health. From 1991 to 2001, he was Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Samuel Bard Professor of Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Medical Service at the Columbia-Presbyterian Campus of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. From 1975 to 1991, he was Director of the Cardiology Division at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Weisfeldt was Chairman of the Cardiology Advisory Board of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute from 1987 to 1990 and held the position of President of the American Heart Association in 1990. Dr. Weisfeldt is a member of the Institute of Medicine. His research interests have included heart function, age changes in the heart and circulation, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In 2003 he was appointed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to be the Study Chair for a large-scale ongoing clinical trials network to conduct randomized definitive trials of devices, drugs and other therapies for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and severe traumatic injury. This network is called Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium. 

Languages

  • English

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • National Institutes of Health ( Baltimore MD ) (1969)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ( Baltimore MD ) (1965)

    Residencies

    • Massachusetts General Hospital/Medicine ( Boston MA ) (1970)
    • The Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York/Medicine ( New York NY ) (1967)

    Fellowships

    • Massachusetts General Hospital/Medicine ( Boston MA ) (1972)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Papers

    1. Weisfeldt ML, Wright JR, Shreiner DP, Lakatta EG, Shock NW: Coronary flow and oxygen extraction in perfused hearts of senescent male rats. J. Appl. Physiol. 30:44‑49, 1971.
    2. Lakatta EG, Gerstenblith G, Angell CS, Shock NW, Weisfeldt ML: Diminished inotropic response to aged myocardium to catecholamines. Circ. Res. 36:262‑269, 1975.
    3. Weiss JL, Frederiksen JW, Weisfeldt ML: Hemodynamic determinants of the time course of fall in canine left ventricular response. J. Clin. Invest. 58:751‑760, 1976.
    4. Gerstenblith G, Lakatta EG, Weisfeldt ML: Age change in myocardial function and exercise response. Prog. Cardiovasc. Dis. 19:1‑21, 1976.
    5. Templeton GH, Platt MR, Willerson JT, Weisfeldt ML: Influence of aging left ventricular hemodynamic and stiffness in beagles. Circ. Res. 44(2):189‑194, 1977.
    6. Taylor GJ, Tucker WM, Greene HL, Rudikoff MT, Weisfeldt ML: Importance of prolonged compression during cardiopulmonary resuscitation in man. New Engl. J. Med. 296:1515‑1517, 1977.
    7. Gerstenblith G, Frederiksen J, Yin FCP, Fortuin NJ, Lakatta EG, Weisfeldt ML: Echocardiographic assessment of a normal adult aging population. Circulation 56:273‑278, 1977.
    8. Spurgeon HA, Thorne PA, Yin FCP, Shock NW, Weisfeldt ML: Increased dynamic stiffness of trabeculae carneae from the senescent rat. Am. J. Physiol. 1:H373‑H378, 1977.
    9. Yin FCP, Raizes GS, Guarnieri T, Spurgeon HA, Lakatta EG, Fortuin NJ, Weisfeldt ML: Age associated decrease in ventricular response to hemodynamic stress during beta‑adrenergic blockade. Brit. Heart J. 40:1349‑1355, 1978.
    10. Mirowski M, Reid PR, Mower MM, Watkins L, Gott VL, Schauble J, Langer A, Heilman MS, Fischell RE, Weisfeldt ML: Termination of malignant ventricular arrhythmias with an implanted automatic defibrillator in human beings. New Engl. J. Med. 303:322‑324, 1980.
    11. Yin FCP, Weisfeldt ML, Milnor WR: The role of aortic input impedance in the decreased cardiovascular response to exercise with aging in the dog. J. Clin. Invest. 68:28‑38, 1981.
    12. Weisfeldt ML, Becker L: Resuscitation after cardiac arrest - A 3-phase time-sensitive model. Commentary: JAMA. 288:23, 3035-3038, 2002.
    13. The Public Access Defibrillation Trial Investigators (Weisfeldt ML as a member of the steering committee and writing group): Public-access defibrillation and survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. NEJM. 351:637-646, 2004
    14. Weisfeldt ML, Sitlani CM, Ornato JP, Rea T, Aufderheide TP, Davis D, Dreyer J, Hess EP, Jui J, Maloney J, Sopko G, Powell J, Nichol G, Morrison LJ, and the ROC Investigators: Survival after application of automatic external defibrillators before arrival of the emergency medical system: evaluation in the resuscitation outcomes consortium population of 21 million. JACC.; 55:1713-20, PMID: 20394876, 2010
    15. Weisfeldt ML, Everson-Stewart S, Sitlani C, Rea T, Aufderheide TP, Atkins DL, Bigham B, Brooks SC, Foerster C, Gray R, Ornato JP, Powell J, Morrison LJ and the ROC Investigators: Ventricular tachyarrythmias after cardiac arrest in public versus at home. NEJM. 364:313-321, PMID: 21268723, 2011
    16. Stiell IG, Nichol G, Leroux BG, Rea TD, Ornat JP, Powell J, Christenso J, Callaway CW, Kudenchuk PJ, Aufderheide TP, Idris AH, Daya M, Wang HE, Morrison LJ, Davis D, Andrusiek D,Stephens S, Cheskes S, Schmicker RH, Fowler R, Vaillancourt C, Hostler D, Zive D,Pirrallo RG,Vilke G, Sopko G, Weisfeldt ML, and the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortim (ROC) Investigators. Early versus later rhythm in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. NEJM. 365:9, 787-797, 2011

     

    Patents

    09/09/83: Patent #4397306 – "Integrated system for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and circulation support." Weisfeldt ML, Tsitlik JE, Chandra NC.

    05/29/90: Patent #4928674 – "Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Assisted Circulation System" Halperin H, Chandra NC, Tsitlik JE, Guerci AD, Weisfeldt ML.

    08/02/93: Patent #5,217,010 – "ECG Amplifier and Cardiac Pacemaker for Use during Magnetic Resonance Imaging (NMR insensitive pacemaker)" Tsitlik JE, Weisfeldt ML, Halperin H, Levin H.

    04/08/94: European patent application #92913382.5‑2212. "MRI Interference‑filtered Monitor, Stimulator and Pacemaker." Tsitlik JE, Levin RH, Halperin HR, Weisfeldt ML.

    01/14/98: Patent #6,752,771 – “Cardiac assist method using an inflatable vest” Rothman NS, Gelfand M, Burkhoff D, Weisfeldt ML

    01/29/01: Patent #6,179,793 – Cardiac assist method using an inflatable vest” Rothman NS, Gelfand M, Burkhoff D, Weisfeldt ML

    10/29/13: Patent # 8,571,663 – “Portable Negative Pressure Ventilation Device And Methods And Software Related Thereto" Weisfeldt ML, Acharya, S, Haswell C, Khanna HS, Long Y, Pau VC, Singhal GK, Taqi N, Zhao L

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  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    1962: Phi Beta Kappa, Johns Hopkins

    1965: Alpha Omega Alpha, Johns Hopkins

    1974: American Physiological Society

    1977: American Society for Clinical Investigation

    1982: Interurban Clinical Club

    1988: Association of American Physicians

    1991: Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science

    1992: American Heart Association, Award of Merit recipient

    1996: Institute of Medicine, Elected member

    1998: Gold Heart Award, American Heart Association

    2003: Member, American Clinical and Climatological Association

    2004: American Heart Association, Recipient Herrick Award of the Council on Clinical Cardiology  

    2006: John Phillips Memorial Award, American College of Physicians

    2008: Diversity Award, Association of Professors of Medicine  

    Professional Activities

    1986‑1990       Cardiology Advisory Board NHLBI

    1987‑1990       Chairman, Cardiology Advisory Board, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

    1989‑1990       President, AHA (National)

    1994‑1998       Member, Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Aging

    2003-               Study Chair, Executive Committee Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, National Heart,

                             Lung and Blood Institute

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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270
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    Department/Division

    • Medicine - Cardiology

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