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James Hamilton Black, III, M.D.

Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Associate Professor of Surgery


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Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
  • David Goldfarb, MD Research Professor of Surgery
  • Attending Surgeon
  • Associate Professor of Surgery

Centers & Institutes


  • Surgery - Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5165

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-1708

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5165

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-1708


Abdominal Aneurysms, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysms, Angioplasty, Aortic Aneurysms, Aortic Stent-Grafts/Endografts, Aortic Surgery, Arterial Aneurysm, Arteriovenous Fistulas, Claudication, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Endovascular Therapies, Extractional Atherectomy, Hypertension, Inherited Heart Diseases, Intermittent Claudication, Laser Atherectomy, Limb Salvage Surgery, Lower Extremity Angioplasty, Lower Extremity Revascularization, Lower Extremity Stenting, Marfan Syndrome, Mesenteric Arterial Insufficiency, Minimally Invasive Endovascular Aneurysm Repair, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Popliteal Artery Aneurysms, Redo Lower Extremity Vascular Reconstruction, Renal Artery Disease, Stenting, Syncope, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms, Thoracic Imaging, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Disease , Vascular Surgery, Vascular Ultrasound, Vasculitis, Venous Disease, Venous Insufficiency, Visceral Stenting, Visceral Vessel Reconstruction

Research Interests

Molecular biology and development of rapid diagnostic assays for aortic dissection. Aortic wall homoeostasis and dysfunction leading to thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms.


Dr. Black joined the surgical faculty of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2004. He completed his General Vascular Surgery Fellowship in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and received his General Surgery Training in the Halsted General Surgery Training Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In addition to his interest with open surgical reconstruction of carotid, extremity and complex aortic disease, he aggressively pursues the application of minimally invasive endovascular technologies for patients with aortic aneurysms and aortic dissection, occlusive disease of the carotid, renal, mesenteric, and lower extremity arteries. His research interests include the cellular and molecular events underpinning the development of aortic catastrophe in both atherosclerotic and connective tissue disorders, as well as diagnosis of aortic dissection and malperfusion syndromes. more

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    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine / MD (1995)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / General Surgery (2002)


    • Massachusetts General Hospital / Vascular Surgery (2004)


    • American Board of Surgery / Surgery (2012, 2012)
    • American Board of Surgery / Vascular Surgery (2005)
  • Research & Publications +

    Clinical Trial Keywords: Aortic Dissection

    Selected Publications

    Educational Publications:

    1. Black, JH, Davison JK, Cambria RP. Regional hypothermia with epidural cooling for prevention of spinal cord ischemic complications after thoracoabdominal aortic surgery. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Oct; 15(4):345-52. Review.

    2. Black JH, Cambria RP. Aortic Dissection: Perspective for the Vascular/Endovascular Surgeon. For, 6th Edition of Rutherfords Textbook of Vascular Surgery. 2005.

    3. Ridell JM, Black JH, Brewster DC, Dunn PF. Endovascular Aneurysm Repair. Int Anesthiol Clin. 2005 Winter, 43(1):79-91. Review.

    4. Levine WC, Lee JJ, Black JH, Cambria RP, Davison JK. Thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair: anesthetic management. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2005 Winter; 43 (1): 39-60. Review.

    5. Black JH. Peripheral Arterial Disease, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, and Peripheral Aneurysms. Principles of Ambulatory Medicine, 7th edition, 2007. Editors: Fiebach NH, Kern DE, Thomas PA, and Ziegelstein RC.

    5. Brooke B, Black JH. Clinical Vascular Examination. For, Image Guided Interventions. 2007. Editors: Murphy K, and Venbrux T, MD.

    6. Matsen SA, Black, JH. Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aortic Pathology: A New Approach to Aneurysm, Dissection, Ulceration and Traumatic Lesions. For, The Johns Hopkins Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery (1st Edition). 2007 Editor: David Yuh, MD.

    7. Black JH. Thoracoabdominal and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms. For, Current Surgical Therapy, 10th ed. Editor: John L. Cameron, MD. 2008

    8. Black, JH. Aneurysms caused by Connective Tissue Disorder. For, Rutherford's Textbook of Vascular Surgery, 7th Ed. Editor: Jack Cronenwett, MD and James Seeger, MD. 2009.

    9. Black, JH, Arnaoutakis G. A Primer for Vascular Disease. For Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation. 2009.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical School Honor Society, 1994
    • Johns Hopkins Surgical Residents Teaching Award, 2002
    • Fellow, American College of Surgeons, 2006


    • American Medical Association, 1995
    • American College of Surgeons, 1999
    • Association of Academic Surgery, 2005
    • Society for Vascular Surgery, 2005
    • Chesapeake Vascular Society, 2006
    • Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society, 2006
    • Eastern Vascular Society, 2007
    • Society for Vascular Ultrasound, 2008
    • Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, 2008
  • Videos & Media +


    Abdominal & Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Treatment: Open Surgery | Q&A

    Meet our Experts - Dr. James Black

    Abdominal Aortic Surgery | Ron Rolett's Story

    Fenestrated Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair | Q&A

    Lectures and Presentations

    Aortic Dissection: Management in the Endovascular Era
    Tumulty Post- graduate Course (01/01/2008)

    Peripheral Vascular Manifestations of Loeys-Dietz Syndrome
    Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting , San Diego (01/01/2008)

    Aneurysms Outside the Aorta
    National Marfan Foundation Annual Meeting , Boston (01/01/2008)

    Accuracy of Duplex Ultrasonography to Evaluate Renal Malperfusion Syndromes in Aortic Dissection
    Eastern Vascular Society , Boston (01/01/2008)

    Long-term results of eversion carotid endarterectomy
    Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society Winter Meeting , Steamboat Springs (01/01/2009)

    Around the block with PAD
    Department of Medicine Grand Rounds , Bethesda (01/01/2009)
    Suburban Hospital

    Contemporary Results of Vascular Intervention in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
    Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting , Denver (01/01/2009)

    GENTAC Registry Consortium (Genetically Triggered Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Cardiovascular Conditions) (01/01/2009)

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