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Theodore Pravinchandra Abraham, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Director, Johns Hopkins Echocardiography Programs
Professor of Medicine

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Appointment Phone

410-502-7974

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Director, Johns Hopkins Echocardiography Programs
  • Director, Johns Hopkins Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence
  • Medical Director, Johns Hopkins School of Cardiac Sonography
  • Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

Departments

Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-502-7974

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-7974
Fax: 410-955-8883

Expertise

Cardiology , Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Transesophogeal Echocardiography

Biography

Dr. Theodore Abraham is associate chief of cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, specializing in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the leading cause of sudden death among young athletes. As the director of the Johns Hopkins Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence and the Athletic Heart Clinic, Dr. Abraham founded Heart Hype, a program that screens local high-school athletes for potentially serious heart issues. He holds several patents for image-guided catheters and ultrasound-related devices, and is director of the Johns Hopkins Echocardiography Programs.

Dr. Abraham attended medical school in Bombay, India. He completed his internship and residency at Wake Forest University in North Carolina and pursued fellowships in echocardiography research at Wake Forest, clinical cardiology at the University of Texas, Southwestern, and in echocardiography and muscle physiology at the Mayo Clinic, where he was a Mayo Scholar. Dr. Abraham joined Johns Hopkins University in 2004. He is the author of nearly 150 publications including over 100 peer-reviewed articles as well as book chapters and editorials, and serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging and Cardiology Journal.

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    Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

    • Goa Medical College / MBBS MD (1992)

    Residencies

    • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center / Internal Medicine (1995)

    Fellowships

    • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center / Internal Medicine (1996)
    • Parkland Health & Hospital Systems / Cardiothoracic Surgery (1999)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease (2010, 2020)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Abraham’s research focuses on developing imaging technologies and techniques for cardiac intervention and diagnosis.

    Lab Website: Theodore Abraham Lab

    Selected Publications

    Paul R. Forfia; Micah R. Fisher; Stephen C. Mathai; Traci Housten-Harris; Anna R. Hemnes; Barry A. Borlaug; Elzbieta Chamera; Mary C. Corretti; Hunter C. Champion; Theodore P. Abraham; et al. Tricuspid annular displacement predicts survival in pulmonary hypertension. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2006;174(9):1034-1041.

    Jeroen J. Bax; Theodore Abraham; S. Serge Barold; Ole A. Breithardt; Jeffrey W. H. Fung; Stephane Garrigue; John Gorcsan III; David L. Hayes; David A. Kass; Juhani Knuuti; et al. Cardiac resynchronization therapy: Part 1 - Issues before device implantation. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2005;46(12):2153-2167.

    John Gorcsan III; Theodore Abraham; Deborah A. Agler; Jeroen J. Bax; Genevieve Derumeaux; Richard A. Grimm; Randy Martin; Jonathan S. Steinberg; Martin St. John Sutton; Cheuk-Man Yu. Echocardiography for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Recommendations for Performance and Reporting-A Report from the American Society of Echocardiography Dyssynchrony Writing Group Endorsed by the Heart Rhythm Society. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. 2008;21(3):191-213.

    Josef Korinek; Jianwen Wang; Partho P. Sengupta; Chinami Miyazaki; Jesper Kjaergaard; Eileen McMahon; Theodore P. Abraham; Marek Belohlavek. Two-dimensional strain-A Doppler-independent ultrasound method for quantitation of regional deformation: Validation in vitro and in vivo. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. 2005;18(12):1247-1253.

    Darshan Dalal; Khurram Nasir; Chandra Bomma; Kalpana Prakasa; Harikrishna Tandri; Jonathan Piccini; Ariel Roguin; Crystal Tichnell; Cynthia James; Stuart D. Russell; et al. Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia: A United States experience. Circulation. 2005;112(25):3823-3832.

    Jeroen J. Bax; Theodore Abraham; S. Serge Barold; Ole A. Breithardt; Jeffrey W. H. Fung; Stephane Garrigue; John Gorcsan III; David L. Hayes; David A. Kass; Juhani Knuuti; et al. Cardiac resynchronization therapy: Part 2 - Issues during and after device implantation and unresolved questions. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2005;46(12):2168-2182.

    Darshan Dalal; Lorraine H. Molin; Jonathan Piccini; Crystal Tichnell; Cynthia James; Chandra Bomma; Kalpana Prakasa; Jeffrey A. Towbin; Frank I. Marcus; Philip J. Spevak; et al. Clinical features of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/ cardiomyopathy associated with mutations in plakophilin-2. Circulation. 2006;113(13):1641-1649.

    Barry A. Borlaug; Vojtech Melenovsky; Margaret M. Redfield; Kristy Kessler; Hyuk-Jae Chang; Theodore P. Abraham; David A. Kass. Impact of Arterial Load and Loading Sequence on Left Ventricular Tissue Velocities in Humans. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2007;50(16):1570-1577.

    Theodore P. Abraham; Veronica L. Dimaano; Hsin-Yueh Liang. Role of tissue doppler and strain echocardiography in current clinical practice. Circulation. 2007;116(22):2597-2609.

    Kenneth C. Bilchick; Veronica Dimaano; Katherine C. Wu; Robert H. Helm; Robert G. Weiss; Joao A. Lima; Ronald D. Berger; Gordon F. Tomaselli; David A. Bluemke; Henry R. Halperin; et al. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Assessment of Dyssynchrony and Myocardial Scar Predicts Function Class Improvement Following Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. 2008;1(5):561-568.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    • Career Development Award in Cardiovascular Diseases, American College of Cardiology, 2001
    • Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship, American College of Cardiology, 2010

    Memberships

    • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
    • Member, American Heart Association (Councils on Clinical Cardiology and Basic Cardiovascular Sciences)
    • Fellow, American Society of Echocardiography
  • Videos & Media +

    Videos

    Meet our Experts - Dr. Theodore Abraham

    Lectures and Presentations

    a. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Preoperative: Diagnostic Features on Echo b. Controversies and Debates Echo Should be Done in Screening for Athletes c. Athlete's Heart: 360 Perspective Can Imaging Help?
    Presentation , 2013 Annual Scientific Sessions , Minneapolis, Minnesota
    American Society Of Echocardiography

    a. Advanced Imaging in Heart Failure b. Alcohol septal ablation
    Presentation , 2013 Annual Scientific Sessions , San Francisco, CA
    American College Of Cardiology

    Should We Use Echocardiography In Patient Selection For CRT
    Presentation , 2012 Annual Scientific Sessions , Taipei Taiwan
    Taiwan Society Of Cardiology

    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Imaging Left Ventricle Morphology
    Presentation , 2012 Annual Scientific Sessions , Washington DC
    American Society Of Echocardiography

    Role of echocardiography in CRT
    Presentation , 2012 Annual Sessions , Kansas City, KS
    Kansas City Echocardiography Society

    Research Grand Rounds: Mentorship In Noninvasive Imaging
    Grand Rounds , Taichung Taiwan
    Taichung Medical Center, 2012

    a. Echocardiography in Guiding Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy b. Meet the Experts - Innovations in Noninvasive Evaluation of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
    Presentation , 2012 Annual Scientific Sessions , Chicago, IL
    American College of Cardiology

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