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Wendy Susan Post, M.D., M.S.

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Johns Hopkins Cardiovascular Fellowship Research Director

Professor of Medicine

Female

Expertise: Cardiac Disease, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical Cardiology, Coronary Artery Disease, Echocardiography, General Cardiology, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Inherited Heart Diseases, Preventive Cardiology, Risk Factor Modification, Stress Testing, Valvular Heart Disease ...read more

Research Interests: Cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology; Subclinical atherosclerosis imaging; Prediction and prevention of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death; Cardiovascular disease in HIV ...read more

Locations

Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute

600 N. Wolfe Street
Halsted 566
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-7376
Fax: 410-614-9190

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
Appointment Phone: 443-997-0275

10755 Falls Road
Pavilion I Suite 360
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-583-2740
Fax: 410-367-2448

Background

Dr. Wendy Post is Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and holds a joint appointment as Professor of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Post is a cardiologist at the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease and the Echocardiography Laboratory. She is also associate faculty at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Post received her undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard University. She earned her medical degree from Columbia College of Surgeons and Physicians, Columbia University. After completing her internship and residency at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Hospital, Dr. Post received her master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She was a research fellow at the Framingham Heart Study, in Framingham, Mass., and performed a fellowship in cardiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Post joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1997.

Dr. Post’s research interests include prediction and prevention of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death, noninvasive imaging of subclinical atherosclerosis, genetics of cardiovascular disease, and cardiovascular disease in HIV/AIDS. She is the principal investigator for the Hopkins field center for the NIH-funded Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and for the Multi-Center AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) Cardiovascular Disease sub-study. She mentors multiple medical students, medical house staff, fellows and junior faculty, and is the director of cardiovascular research for the Hopkins cardiovascular fellowship program.

Dr. Post is an associate editor for Circulation and has over 180 peer-reviewed research publications. The impact of her research was recognized by election into the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI) in 2015.

 

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Titles

  • Johns Hopkins Cardiovascular Fellowship Research Director
  • Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (1990)

Residencies

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Medicine (1993)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Cardiology (1997)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease (1997, 2008)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Post’s research interests include prediction and prevention of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death, noninvasive imaging of subclinical atherosclerosis, genetics of cardiovascular disease, and cardiovascular disease in HIV/AIDS. She is the principal investigator for the Hopkins field center for the NIH-funded Multi-Ethnic study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and for the Multi-Center AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) Cardiovascular Disease sub-study.

Lab Website: Post Lab

Selected Publications

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Hill MN, Han HR, Dennison CR, Kim MT, Roary MC, Blumenthal RS, Bone LR, Levine DM, Post WS. Hypertension care and control in underserved urban African American men: behavioral and physiologic outcomes at 36 months. Am J Hypertens 2003;16:906-913.

Post W, Bielak LF, Ryan KA, Cheng Y-C, Shen H, Rumberger JA, Sheedy PF, Shuldiner AR, Peyser PA, Mitchell BD. Determinants of coronary artery and aortic calcification in the Old Order Amish. Circulation 2007;115(6):717-724.

Stein JH, Korcarz CE, Hurst RT, Lonn E, Kendall CB, Mohler ER, Najjar S, Rembold CM, Post WS. Use of carotid ultrasound to identify subclinical vascular disease and evaluate cardiovascular disease risk: A consensus statement from the American Society of Echocardiography Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Task Force. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2008;21(2):93-111.

Tsai MY, Li N, Sharrett AR, Shea S, Jacobs DR, Tracy R, Arnett D, Arends V, Post W. Associations between genetic variants in the ATP-Binding Cassette Al and Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein and differences in lipoprotein subclasses in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Clin Chem. 2009; 55(3):481-488.

Thanassoulis G, Campbell CY, Owens DS, Smith JG, Smith AV, Peloso GM, Kerr KF, Pechlivanis S, Budoff MJ, Harris TB, Malhotra R, O'Brien KD, Kamstrup PR, Nordestgaard BG, Tybjaerg-Hansen A, Allison MA, Aspelund T, Criqui MH, Heckbert SR, S-J Liu Y, Sjogren M, van der Pals J, Kälsch H, Mühleisen TW, Nöthen MM, Cupples LA, Muriel Caslake M, Di Angelantonio E, Danesh J, Rotter JI, Sigurdsson S, Wong Q, Erbel R, Kathiresan S, Melander O, Gudnason V, O'Donnell CJ, Post WS. Genetic Associations with Valve Calcification and Aortic Stenosis. N Engl J Med 2013; 368(6):503-512. PMCID:PMC3766627.

Post WS, Budoff M, Kingsley L, Palella FJ, Witt MD, Li X, George RT, Brown T, Jacobson LP. Associations between HIV Infection and Subclinical Coronary Atherosclerosis. Ann Intern Med 2014;160:458-467. PMID:24687069. PMCID:PMC4143766.

Brener M, Ketlogetswe K, Budoff M, Jacobson LP, Li X, Rezaeian P, Razipour A, Palella FJ, Kingsley L, Witt MD, George RT, Post WS. Epicardial Fat is Associated with Duration of Antiretroviral Therapy and Coronary Atherosclerosis: The Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study. AIDS 2014; 28(11):1635–1644. PMCID: PMC4169787.

McKibben RA, Margolick JB, Grinspoon S, Li X, Palella FJ Jr, Kingsley LA, Witt MD, George RT, Jacobson LP, Budoff M, Tracy RP, Brown TT, Post WS. Elevated Levels of Monocyte Activation Markers Are Associated With Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Men With and Those Without HIV Infection. J Infect Dis. 2015; 211(8):1219-28. PMCID: PMC4402336.

Miller PE, Haberlen SA, Metkus T, Rezaeian P, Palella F, Kingsley LA, Witt MD, George RT, Jacobson LP, Brown TT, Budoff M, Post WS. HIV and coronary arterial remodeling from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS). Atherosclerosis. 2015;241(2):716-22.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, 1999
  • Paul Beeson Physician Scholars in Aging Recipient, 2003 - 2006
  • Reynolds Associate, Donald W. Reynolds Cardiovascular Research Center, Johns Hopkins, 2003 - 2010
  • Elected to American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), 2015

Memberships

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association

Professional Activities

  • American Heart Association, Abstract Grader for Scientific Sessions
  • Associate Editor, Circulation
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