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Stephen Sisson, M.D.

Professor of Medicine


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Main Location

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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Call +1-410-502-7683 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Professor of Medicine



Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-0670

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Carnegie 446D1
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-9434

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Community outreach; Medical education; Ambulatory care

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Tufts University School of Medicine / MD (1990)


    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1993, 2003)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Thompson DA, Hernandez RG, Cowden JD, Sisson SD, Moon M. Caring for patients with limited English proficiency: are residents prepared to use medical interpreters? Acad Med. 2013 Oct;88(10):1485-92. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182a3479d. PMID: 23969358
    2. Hsu S, Ton VK, Dominique Ashen M, Martin SS, Gluckman TJ, Kohli P, Sisson SD, Blumenthal RS, Blaha MJ. A clinician's guide to the ABCs of cardiovascular disease prevention: the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease and American College of Cardiology Cardiosource Approach to the Million Hearts Initiative. Clin Cardiol. 2013 Jul;36(7):383-93. doi: 10.1002/clc.22137. Epub 2013 May 13. PMID: 23670948
    3. Estrella MM, Sisson SD, Roth J, Choi MJ. Efficacy of an internet-based tool for improving physician knowledge of chronic kidney disease: an observational study. BMC Nephrol. 2012 Sep 27;13:126. doi: 10.1186/1471-2369-13-126. PMID: 23016990
    4. Dalal D, Brancati FL, Sisson SD. Factors affecting learner satisfaction with an internet-based curriculum. South Med J. 2012 Aug;105(8):387-91. doi: 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e31825d9abb. PMID: 22864092
    5. Chang LW, Kadam DB, Sangle S, Narayanan S, Borse RT, McKenzie-White J, Bowen CW, Sisson SD, Bollinger RC. Evaluation of a multimodal, distance learning HIV management course for clinical care providers in India. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic). 2012 Sep-Oct;11(5):277-82. Epub 2012 Jul 16. PMID: 22802357
    6. Sisson SD, Rastegar DA, Hughes MT, Bertram AK, Yeh HC. Learner feedback and educational outcomes with an internet-based ambulatory curriculum: a qualitative and quantitative analysis. BMC Med Educ. 2012 Jul 12;12:55. doi: 10.1186/1472-6920-12-55. PMID: 22788677
    7. Patel HC, Sisson SD, Lauder NN. Wegener's granulomatosis in a patient with fever of unknown origin. Am J Med. 2012 Jul;125(7):e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2012.02.012. Epub 2012 May 8. No abstract available. PMID: 22571779
    8. Taylor HA, Kass NE, Ali J, Sisson S, Bertram A, Bhan A. Development of a research ethics knowledge and analytical skills assessment tool. J Med Ethics. 2012 Apr;38(4):236-42. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2011-100025. Epub 2011 Nov 3. PMID: 22052994
    9. Rastegar DA, Bertram A, Sisson SD. Use of an internet-based curriculum to teach internal medicine residents about addiction. J Addict Med. 2010 Dec;4(4):233-5. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0b013e3181cc9fc7. PMID: 21769041
    10. Aggarwal R, Gupte N, Kass N, Taylor H, Ali J, Bhan A, Aggarwal A, Sisson SD, Kanchanaraksa S, McKenzie-White J, McGready J, Miotti P, Bollinger RC. A comparison of online versus on-site training in health research methodology: a randomized study. BMC Med Educ. 2011 Jun 17;11:37. doi: 10.1186/1472-6920-11-37. PMID: 21682858
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