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Armin Arbab-Zadeh, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Director, Cardiac Computed Tomography
Associate Professor of Medicine

Male  | Languages: English, German

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Associate Director, Cardiac Computed Tomography
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Johns Hopkins Cardiology - GBMC

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270

6701 N. Charles Street
Suite 5104
Baltimore, MD 21204 map

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map


Angina, Atherosclerosis, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiology , Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Cardiovascular Disease, Chest Pain, Coronary Artery Disease, Critical Care Medicine , CT Angiography, Dyslipidemia, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, High Cholesterol, Hypertension, Preventive Cardiology, Thoracic Imaging

Research Interests

Coronary/cardiac imaging; Coronary risk prediction; New approaches to identify patients at risk for suffering heart attacks; Cardiac Computed Tomography; Prevention of Cardiac Events; Coronary circulation and disease


Dr. Zadeh is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Director Cardiac Computed Tomography at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. After attending medical school in Germany and completing internships in medicine and surgery in Germany and Britain, he spent several years in cardiovascular research at the University of California at San Diego to study coronary artery disease using intravascular ultrasound. He then completed his postgraduate training in Philadelphia and Dallas to join the cardiology faculty at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a CT imaging fellowship in 2005.

Dr. Zadeh was co-investigator and assistant director of the CorE-64 CT core laboratory. He currently directs the CT coronary angiography core laboratory for the CorE-320 multicenter trial and is member of its steering committee. He is member of the SCCT guideline committee, which recently published guidelines for the acquisition and interpretation of cardiac CT. He the current chairmain for the Toshiba Young Investigator Competition by the SCCT.

Dr. Zadehs particular clinical and investigational focus is the pursuit of strategies to better identify patients at risk for future cardiac events. Dr. Zadeh is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and cardiovascular CT. He reviews manucripts for numerous scientific journals, including JACC, JACCimaging, JCCT, AJR, Heart, AJC, and is an author of articles in Circulation, New England Journal of Medicine, JACC, AHJ, and others. Together with Drs. Cury and Weigold, he edited a CBCCT exmination preparation book, which was published by the SCCT in 2009. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Heinrich Heine University / MD; Internal Medicine (1992)


    • Glasgow Royal Infirmary / Emergency Medicine (1995)
    • Graduate Hospital / Internal Medicine (2001)


    • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School / Cardiology (2005)


    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease (2005, 2015)
  • Research & Publications +

    Clinical Trial Keywords: Coronary Atherosclerosis, Coronary Artery Disease, Cardiac Computed Tomography

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    I. Selected Peer Reviewed Publications:

    1. Arbab-Zadeh A, Russo RJ, Jani SK, Bhargava V, Tripuraneni P, Lucisano J, Teirstein PS. A comparison of centered versus non-centered source for intracoronary radiation therapy: a model based on the SCRIPPS Trial. American Heart Journal 2002;143:342-348.
    2. Arbab-Zadeh A, Mehta R, Mahmud E, Ziegler TW, Oglevie SB, DeMaria AN, Bhargava V. Vascular access assessment with intravascular ultrasound. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2002;39:813-823.
    3. Fu Q, Arbab-Zadeh A, Perhonen M, Zhang R, Zuckerman J, Levine BD. Hemodynamics in orthostatic intolerance: implications for gender differences. American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology 2004;286:H449-H457.
    1. Arbab-Zadeh A, Dijk E, Prasad A, Torres P, Fu Q, Zhang R, Thomas J, Palmer DM, Levine BD. Effect of aging and physical activity on left ventricular compliance. Circulation 2004;10:1799-1805.
    2. Cui J, Arbab-Zadeh A, Prasad A, Durand S, Levine BD, Crandall CG. Effects of heat stress on thermoregulatory responses in congestive heart failure patients. Circulation 2005;112:2286-2292.
    3. Arbab-Zadeh A, Levine BD, Trost J, Lange RA, Keeley E, Hillis LD, Cigarroa JE. The effect of hypoxemia on coronary vasomotor tone in subjects with coronary artery disease.Cardiology 2008;113:149-154.
    4. Miller JM, Rochitte C, Dewey M, Arbab-Zadeh A, Niinuma H, Gottlieb I, Paul N, Clouse M, Shapiro E, Hoe J, Lardo AC, Bush D, de Roos A, Cox C, Brinker J, Lima JAC.Coronary artery evaluation using 64-row multidetector computed tomography angiography (CORE-64): results of a multicenter, international trial to assess diagnostic accuracy compared with conventional coronary angiography. New England Journal of Medicine 2008;359:2324-2336.
    5. George RT, Arbab-Zadeh A, Miller JM, Kitagawa K, Chang HJ, Bluemke DA, Becker L, Yousuf O, Texter J, Lardo AC, Lima JAC. Adenosine 64-row and 256-row computed tomography angiography and perfusion Imaging. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging 2009;2:174-182.
    6. Arbab-Zadeh A, Texter J, Ostbye KM, Kitagawa K, Brinker J, George RT, Miller JH, Trost JC, Lange RA, Lima JAC, Lardo AC. Quantification of lumen stenoses with known dimensions by conventional angiography and computed tomography: implications for the use of angiography as a gold standard. Heart 2010;96:1358-1363.
    7. Arbab-Zadeh A and Hoe J. Quantification of coronary arterial stenoses by multi-detector computed tomography and correlation with conventional angiography: methods, caveats, and implications. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging 2011;4:191-202.
    8. Godoy G, Vavere AL, Miller JM, Niinuma H, Lemos P, Paul N, Hoe J, Clouse ME, Ramos CD, Lima JAC, Arbab-Zadeh A. Quantitative coronary arterial stenosis assessment by Multidetector Computed Tomography and Invasive Coronary Angiography for Identifying Patients with Myocardial Perfusion Abnormalities. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology 2012;19:922-30.
    9. Arbab-Zadeh A, Miller JM, Rochitte C, Dewey M, Niinuma H, Gottlieb I, Paul N, Clouse M, Shapiro E, Hoe J, Lardo AC, Bush D, de Roos A, Cox C, Brinker J, Lima JAC.Diagnostic accuracy of CT coronary angiography according to coronary arterial calcification and pretest probability of coronary artery disease:The CORE-64 International, Multicenter Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2012;59:379-87.
    10. Sharma A and Arbab-Zadeh A. Assessment of coronary heart disease by CT angiography: Current and evolving applications. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology 2012;19:796-806.
    11. Cerci RJ, Arbab-Zadeh A, George RT, Miller JM, Vavere AL, Mehre V, Yoneyama K, Texter J, Foster C, Guo W, Cox C, Brinker J, Di Carli M, Lima JA. Aligning coronary anatomy and myocardial perfusion territories: an algorithm for the CORE320 multicenter study. Circulation:Cardiovascular Imaging 2012;5:587-95.
    12. Yoneyama K, Vavere AL, Cerci R, Ahmed R, Arai AE, Niinuma H, Rybicki RJ, Rochitte CE, Clouse ME, George RT, Lima JAC, Arbab-Zadeh A. Influence of image acquisition on radiation dose and image quality with a 320-detector volume computed tomography scanner – The CORE-320 pilot experience. Heart International: 2012 Jun 5;7(2):e11.
    13. Arbab-Zadeh A, Nakano M, Virmani R, Fuster V. Acute coronary events. Circulation 2012;125(9):1147-56.
    14. Yan R, Miller JM, Rochitte C, Dewey M, Niinuma H, Clouse ME, Vavere AL, Brinker J, Lima JAC, Arbab-Zadeh A. Predictors of inaccurate coronary arterial stenosis assessment by CT angiography. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging 2013 Sep;6(9):963-72.
    15. Tanami Y, Miller JM, Vavere AL, Rochitte C, Dewey M, Niinuma H, Clouse ME, Cox C, Brinker J, Lima J, Arbab-Zadeh A. Nuclear stress perfusion imaging vs. ct coronary angiography for identifying patients with obstructive coronary artery disease as defined by conventional angiography: insights from the core-64 multicenter study. Heart International 2013.
    16. Cerci R, VavereAL, Miller JM, Yoneyama K, Ninuma H, Dewey M, Rochitte C, Clouse ME, Laham R, Hoe J, Lardo AC, Cox C, Lima JA, Arbab-Zadeh A. Patterns of coronary arterial lesion calcification by a novel, cross-sectional CT angiographic assessment. International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging 2013 Oct;29(7):1619-27.
    17. Rochitte CE, George RT, Chen MY, Arbab-Zadeh A, Dewey M, Miller JM, Niinuma H, Yoshioka K, Kitagawa K, Nakamori S, Laham R, Vavere AL, Cerci R, Mehra V, Nomura C, Kofoed KF, Jinzaki M, Kuribayashi S, De Roos A, Laule M, Swee Yaw T, Hoe J, Paul N, Rybicki FJ, Brinker J, Arai A, Cox C, Clouse ME, Di Carli MF, Lima JA. Computed tomography angiography and perfusion to assess coronary artery stenosis causing perfusion defects by SPECT: The CORE320 Study. European Heart Journal 2013: epub ahead of print.

    II. Books:

    Arbab-Zadeh A, Cury R, Poon M, Weigold WG, editors. Cardiovascular CT Board Preparation by the SCCT. Society of Cardiovascular CT; 2009.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • Clinician Scientist Award, Johns Hopkins University
    • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
    • Finalist, National Cardiology Fellow Forum of Excellence
    • Young Investigator Award, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


    • American College of Cardiology
    • American Heart Association,
    • American Medical Association
    • American Society of Internal Medicine
    • Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

    Professional Activities

    • Co-Director, Society of Cardiovascular CT
      Board Examination Review Course
    • Director, The CorE-320 Multicenter Study
      Cardiac CT Core Laboratory
    • Guideline Writing Committee, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
    • Steering Committee, The CorE-320 Multicenter Study
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