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David Bruce Hellmann, MD

Mary Betty Stevens Professor of Medicine Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University
Professor of Medicine
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  • Mary Betty Stevens Professor of Medicine Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Chairman, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Vasculitis Center


Giant Cell Arteritis, Rheumatology, Takayasu's Arteritis, Wegener's Granulomatosis

Research Interests

Evaluation of patients with Takayasus arteritis and temporal arteritis


Dr. Hellmann is one of Johns Hopkins best physicians, teachers, and program builders. He holds the Aliki Perroti endowed Chair, recognizing his leadership in education. Dr. Hellmann’s clinical care and research focus is on vasculitis. Over the last four years, Dr. Hellmann has evaluated over 200 patients with systemic vasculitis. Areas of interest have included Wegener’s granulomatosis, temporal arteritis, Takayasu’s arteritis, and polyarteritis nodosa. Dr. Hellmann is director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Medicine which promotes patient-centered care through the creative collaboration of research, teaching, and patient care programs.


  • English

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Takayasus arteritis
  • Wegeners granulomatosis
  • Giant cell arteritis
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  • Education +


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ( Baltimore MD ) (1977)


    • The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Medicine ( Baltimore MD ) (1980)


    • University of California San Diego School of Medicine ( La Jolla CA ) (1982)


    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
    • Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine (1982)
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    Selected Publications

    1. Levine SM, Hellman DB: Giant cell arteritis. Curr Opin Rheumatol. (In Press 2002). 
    2. Regan MJ, Wood BJ, Hsieh YH, Theodore ML, Quinn TC, Hellman DB, Green WR, Gaydos CA. Stone JH: Chlamydia pneumoniae and Temporal Arteritis: Failure to detect the organism by PCR in 180 cases and controls. Arthritis Rheum (In Press). 
    3. Stone J, Hellmann DB (eds). Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America: Vasculitis. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 2001. 
    4. Scatarige JC, Urban, BA, Hellmann DB, Fishman EK: Threedimensional volumerendering CT angiography in vasculitis: spectrum of disease and clinical utility. J Comput Asst Tomogr 25:598603, 2001. 
    5. Stone JH, Uhlfelder ML, Hellmann DB, Crook S, Bedocs N, Hoffman GS: Etanercept combined with conventional treatment in Wegeners granulomatosis: a six-month openlabel trial to evaluate safety. Arthritis Rheum 44:11491154, 2001.
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    Professional Activities

    American College of Rheumatology
    Arthritis Foundation, Maryland Chapter
    American College of Physicians
    International Network for the Study of the Systemic Vasculitides
    Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
    American Clinical and Climatological Association
    American Board of Internal Medicine
    Association of Professors of Medicine
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    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410-550-6193
    Appointment Phone: 410-550-6193
    Fax: 410-550-1094
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    • Medicine - Clinical and Molecular Rheumatology

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