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Ryan James Tedford, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Medicine


Languages: English, Spanish

Expertise: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia, Cardiac Transplant, Cardiology, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical Cardiology, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Coronary Artery Disease, Endomyocardial Biopsy, General Cardiology, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Pulmonary Hypertension, Right Heart Catheterization, Ventricular Assist Device more

Research Interests: Heart failure; Ventricular dysfunction; Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia; Cardiovascular effects of systemic scleroderma; Heart assist devices more

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Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270

2360 W. Joppa Road
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-502-9352
Fax: 410-367-2149

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1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower, Suite 7125
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-9352
Fax: 410-367-2149


Dr. Ryan Tedford is a cardiologist in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Division of Cardiology with expertise in helping heart failure and heart transplant patients. He is also an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Tedford graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and received his medical degree Alpha Omega Alpha from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his medical residency at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Tedford pursued fellowships in internal medicine and cardiology, both at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Between fellowships, he served as the assistant chief of service for the department of medicine.

Dr. Tedford’s research interests include cardiomyopathy, heart assist devices and cardiac arrhythmias. more


  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (2004)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Medicine (2007)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Internal Medicine (2008)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Cardiology (2011)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology (2014)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease (2011)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2007)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Miller PE, Scholten EL, Desai CS, Tedford RJ. A Patient With Systolic Dysfunction and an Alternating Axis. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Kanwar M, Tedford RJ, Agarwal R, Clarke MM, Walter C, Sokos G, Murali S, Benza RL. Management of Pulmonary Hypertension due to Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2014 Dec;16(12):501.

Tedford RJ. Determinants of right ventricular afterload (2013 Grover Conference series). Pulm Circ. 2014 Jun;4(2):211-9. doi: 10.1086/676020. Review.

Ryan J. Tedford; Claude A. Beaty; Stephen C. Mathai; Todd M. Kolb; Rachel Damico; Paul M. Hassoun; Peter J. Leary; David A. Kass; Ashish S. Shah. Prognostic value of the pre-transplant diastolic pulmonary artery pressure-to-pulmonary capillary wedge pressure gradient in cardiac transplant recipients with pulmonary hypertension. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2014;33(3):289-297.

Martin A. Bishop; Michael B. Streiff; Christopher R. Ensor; Ryan J. Tedford; Stuart D. Russell; Patricia A. Ross. Pharmacist-managed international normalized ratio patient self-testing is associated with increased time in therapeutic range in patients with left ventricular assist devices at an academic medical center. ASAIO Journal. 2014;60(2):193-198.

Isabel Blanco; Stephen Mathai; Majid Shafiq; Danielle Boyce; Todd M Kolb; Hala Chami; Laura K Hummers; Traci Housten; Neal Chaisson; Ari L Zaiman; et al. Severity of systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension in African Americans. Medicine. 2014;93(5):177-185.

Cynthia A. James; Aditya Bhonsale; Crystal Tichnell; Brittney Murray; Stuart D. Russell; Harikrishna Tandri; Ryan J. Tedford; Daniel P. Judge; Hugh Calkins. Exercise increases age-related penetrance and arrhythmic risk in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy-associated desmosomal mutation carriers. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2013;62(14):1290-1297.

Ryan J. Tedford; James O. Mudd; Reda E. Girgis; Stephen C. Mathai; Ari L. Zaiman; Traci Housten-Harris; Danielle Boyce; Benjamin W. Kelemen; Anita C. Bacher; Ami A. Shah; et al. Right ventricular dysfunction in systemic sclerosis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension. Circulation: Heart Failure. 2013;6(5):953-963.

Activities & Honors


  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


  • American College of Cardiology

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