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Richard Thomas George, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Heart and Vascular Institute


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysms, Angina, Aortic Aneurysms, Arrhythmia, Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia, Arterial Aneurysm, Arterial Occlusive Disease, Atherosclerosis, Atherosclerosis Imaging, Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Atrial Septal Defects, Atrial Tachycardia, Bradycardia, Cardiac Disease, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiology, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Disease in Women, Cardiovascular Disease with Chronic Renal Disease, Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiovascular Risk Stratification, Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardioversion, Carotid Artery Disease, Chest Pain, Claudication, Clinical Cardiology, Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Angiography, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Premature, Coronary CT Angiography, CT Angiography, Defibrillators, Dyslipidemia, Echocardiography, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology, Event Monitors, General Cardiology, Heart, Heart Attack, Heart Block, Heart Disease, Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment in Women, Heart Failure, High Cholesterol, Holter Monitoring, Hypertension, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Identifying/Imaging Viable Myocardium, Intermittent Claudication, Irregular Heartbeat, Ischemic Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Myocardial Infarction, Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, Non-invasive Imaging, Nuclear Cardiology, Palpitations, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Preventive Cardiology, Risk Factor Modification, Stress Testing, Subclinical Atherosclerosis, Sudden Cardiac Death, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Syncope, Tachycardias, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms, Transesophogeal Echocardiography, Transthoracic Echocardiogram, Valvular Disease, Valvular Heart Disease, Vascular Disease, Ventricular Arrhythmias, Ventricular Septal Defect, Ventricular Tachycardia

Research Interests

Nuclear Cardiology; CT Coronary Angiography; CT Perfusion Imaging; Ischemic Heart Disease


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American Heart Association
American College of Cardiology
Society of Cardiovascular CT
Society of Nuclear Medicine
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Core 320
  • 320 CT Perfusion Imaging
  • Donald W. Reynolds Clinical Cardiovascular Research Center at Johns Hopkins University

Additional Resources

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  • Education +


    • Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia PA ) (2000)


    • Massachusetts General Hospital / Internal Medicine (Boston MA ) (2003)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Cardiology (Baltimore MD ) (2007)


    • Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2007)
    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2003)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Recent Publications

    1. George RT, Arab-Zedeh A, Miller JM, Kitagawa K, Chang HJ, Bluemke DA, Becker L, Yousuf O, Texter J, Lardo AC, Lima JAC. Adenosine stress 64 and 256 row detector computed tomography angiography and perfusion imaging: A pilot study evaluating the transmural extent of perfusion abnormalities to predict atherosclerosis causing myocardial ischemia Circ Cardiovasc Imaging, 2009;2 174-182.

    2. Nagel E, Lima JA, George RT, Kramer CM. Newer methods for noninvasive assessment of myocardial perfusion: cardiac magnetic resonance or cardiac computed tomography? JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. May 2009;2(5):656-660.

    3. George RT, Silva C, Cordeiro MA, DiPaula A, Thompson DR, McCarthy WF, Ichihara T, Lima JAC, Lardo AC. Multi-Detector Computed Tomography Myocardial Perfusion Imaging During Adenosine Stress. J Am Coll Cardiol, July 4 2006; 48(1): 153-160. (PMID: 16814661)

    4. George RT, Jerosch-Herold M, Kitagawa K, Bluemke DA, Lima JAC, Lardo AC. Quantification of myocardial perfusion using dynamic 64-detector computed tomography. Invest Radiol, 2007, 2007;42: 815822. (PMID: 18007153)

    5. George RT. Computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging: developmental points of emphasis. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. Feb 2009;7(2):99-101.

    6. George RT, Lardo AC, and Lima JAC. The added value of CT myocardial perfusion imaging. Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports. 2008;1:96-104.

    7. *Lautamki R, *George RT, Kitakawa K, Higuchi T, Merrill J, Voicu C, DiPaula A, Nekolla S, Lima JAC, Lardo AC, Bengel FM. 82-Rubidium PET-CT for Quantitative Assessment of Myocardial Blood Flow Validation in a Canine Model of Coronary Artery Stenosis. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging, 2009 Apr;36(4):576-86.

    8. Chang HJ, George RT, Schuleri KH, et al. Prospectively ECG-gated Delayed Enhanced Multi-detector Computed Tomography Accurately Quantifies Infarct Size and Reduces Radiation Exposure by an Order of Magnitude. J Am Coll Cardiol Img. 2009;2(4):412-420.

    9. Schuleri KH, Centola M, George RT, Amado LC, Evers K, Kitagawa K, Vavere AL, Evers R, Hare JM, McVeigh ER, Lima JA, Lardo AC. Characterization of peri-infarct zone heterogeneity by contrast enhanced multi-detector computed tomography. J Am Coll Cardiol, 2009 May 5;53(18):1699-707.

    10. George RT, Lardo AC, Lima JAC. Added value of CT myocardial perfusion imaging. Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports. 2008;1:96-104.

    11. Lardo AC, Cordeiro MA, Silva C, Amado LC, George RT, Saliaris AP, Schuleri KH, Fernandes VR, Zviman M, Nazarian S, Halperin HR, Wu KC, Hare JM, Lima JA. Contrast-enhanced multidetector computed tomography viability imaging after myocardial infarction: characterization of myocyte death, microvascular obstruction, and chronic scar. Circulation 2006;113:394-404. (PMID: 16432071)

    12. Ardekani S, Weiss RG, Lardo AC, George RT, Lima JA, Wu KC, Miller MI, Winslow RL, Younes L.. Computational Method for Identifying and Quantifying Shape Features of Human Left Ventricular Remodeling. Ann Biomed Eng. Mar 26 2009.

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  • Activities & Honors +


    Sphinxhead Honor Society, Cornell University 1994
    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Jefferson Medical College 1999
    Summa Cum Laude, Jefferson Medical Callege, 2000
    Howard S. Silverman Award for Creativity in Medical Research, Johns Hopkins University, 2004
    Stanley L. Blumenthal, M.D. Cardiology Research Award in Translational Research, Johns Hopkins University,2006
    American Heart Association Young Clinical Investigator Award in Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention: Melvin Judkins Award - First Place, 2006
    Top 25 Innovators in Healthcare, Health Imaging and IT Magazine, 2007
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    Meet our Experts - Dr. Richard George

    Dr. George is the Director of Outreach for Cardiovascular Imaging who cares for patients with coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias and valvular disease.

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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-614-3192
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270
    Fax: 410-583-2741
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    Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
    10755 Falls Road
    Pavilion I
    Suite 340
    Lutherville, MD 21093
    Phone: 410-583-2740
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270
    Fax: 410-583-2741
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