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Elizabeth Virginia Ratchford, MD

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Vascular Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Female
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410-955-5165

Main Location

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

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Titles

  • Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Vascular Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Vascular Medicine, Center for

Expertise

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysms, Aortic Aneurysms, Arterial Aneurysm, Arterial Occlusive Disease, Arterial Ultrasound, Atherosclerosis, Atherosclerosis Imaging, Cardiovascular Disease, Carotid Artery Disease, Carotid Artery Stenosis, Carotid Ultrasound, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Claudication, Deep Venous Thrombosis, Dyslipidemia, High Cholesterol, Hypertension, Intermittent Claudication, Non-Invasive Flow Studies (NIFS), Peripheral Arterial Aneurysms, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Renal Artery Disease, Risk Factor Modification, Stroke, Subclinical Atherosclerosis, Thromboembolic Disease, Vascular Disease, Vascular Medicine, Vascular Ultrasound, Venous Disease, Venous Thromboembolism

Research Interests

Peripheral arterial disease

Languages

  • English

Memberships

2003-2005 Member, Society for Vascular Ultrasound
2004-2007 Member, Society for Vascular Medicine
2007- Fellow, Society for Vascular Medicine

2003-2007 Director of Vascular Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center
2003-2007 Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Ultrasound Laboratory at
Columbia University Medical Center, Accredited by the ICAVL in 2006

2007- Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Vascular Medicine, Accredited by the ICAVL in 2009

2007- Scientific Advisory Board, Vascular Disease Foundation
2007- Communications Committee, Vascular Disease Foundation

2008- Member, American Heart Association
2009- Member, Baltimore Board of Directors, American Heart Association

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Claudication
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Vascular disease
  • Peripheral arterial disease

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +

    Training

    • Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven CT) (2000)

    Residencies

    • New York - Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia / Internal Medicine (New York NY) (2003)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2003)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Maiden Name - Elizabeth V. Harrold


    Selected Publications

    1. Clark AS, Harrold EV, Fast AS. Anabolic-androgenic steroid effects on the sexual
    behavior of intact male rats. Hormones and Behavior 1997; 31(1):35-46.

    2. Clark AS, Harrold EV. Comparison of the effects of stanozolol, oxymetholone, and testosterone cypionate on the sexual behavior of castrated male rats. Behavioral Neuroscience 1997; 111(6):1368-1374.

    3. Harrold EV, Turner BC, Matloff ET, Pathare P, Beinfield M, McKhann C, Ward BA, Haffty BG. Local recurrence in the conservatively treated breast cancer patient: A correlation with age and family history. Cancer Journal from Scientific American 1998; 4(5):302-307.

    4. Turner BC, Harrold E, Matloff E, Smith T, Gumbs AA, Beinfield M, Ward B, Skolnick M, Glazer PN, Thomas A, Haffty BG. BRCA1/2 germline mutations in locally recurrent breast cancer patients after lumpectomy and radiation therapy: Implications for breast-conserving management in patients with BRCA1/2 mutations. Journal of Clinical Oncology 1999; 17(10):3017-3024.

    5. Haffty BG, Harrold E, Khan AJ, Pathare P, Smith TE, Turner BC, Glazer PN,
    Ward B, Carter D, Matloff E, Bale AE, Alvarez-Franco M. Outcome of conservatively managed early-onset breast cancer by BRCA1/2 status. Lancet 2002; 359(9316):1471-1477.

    6. Weinberger J, Rundback JH, Ratchford EV. Regulatory approval of peripheral endovascular revascularization devices in the United States: Is the horse still in the barn? Am Journal of Ther 2005; 12:186-191.

    7. Rundek T, Hundle R, Ratchford E, Ramas R, Sciacca R, DiTullio MR, Boden-Albala B, Miyake Y, Elkind MS, Sacco RL, Homma S. Endothelial dysfunction is associated with carotid plaque: A cross-sectional study from the population-based Northern Manhattan Study. BMC Cardiovas Disord 2006; 6(1):35.

    8. Ratchford EV, Morrissey NJ. Aortoenteric fistula: A late complication of endovascular repair of an inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm. Vasc Endovascular Surg 2006 Dec - 2007 Jan; 40(6): 487-491.

    9. Salameh MJ, Rundek T, Boden-Albala B, Jin Z, Ratchford EV, DiTullio MR, Homma S, Sacco RL. Self-reported peripheral arterial disease predicts future vascular events in a community-based cohort. J Gen Intern Med 2008;23(9):1423-1428.

    10. Ratchford EV, Jin Z, Di Tullio M, Homma S, Salameh M, Gan R, Boden-Albala B, Sacco RL, Rundek T. Carotid bruit for detection of hemodynamically significant carotid stenosis: the Northern Manhattan Study. Neurol Res 2009 Jan 7.

    11. Ratchford EV, Salameh MJ, Morrissey NJ. Underestimation of carotid stenosis in bradycardia. Vascular 2009;17(1):51-54.



    Chapters

    1. Salameh MJ, Ratchford EV. Update on Peripheral Arterial Disease and Claudication Rehabilitation in The Dysvascular and Diabetic Patient: Update in Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. (Hakimi K ed) Saunders / Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA. 2009 20(4): 627-656.

    2. Stewart KJ, Ratchford EV, Williams MA. Exercise for Restoring Health and Preventing Vascular Disease in Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease; Companion to Braunwalds Heart Disease (Blumenthal RS, Foody JM, Wong ND, Eds). In press



    Selected Abstracts

    1. Salameh M, Rundek T, Jacoby D, Jin Z, Ratchford E, et al. Self-reported peripheral arterial disease impacts risk of combined vascular events beyond Framingham Risk in the Northern Manhattan Study. Proceedings of the American College of Cardiology Meeting 2006.

    2. Salameh M, Rundek T, Boden-Albala B, Jin Z, Ratchford E, et al. Self-reported peripheral arterial disease predicts future vascular events in the Northern Manhattan Study. Proceedings of the American Heart Association Meeting 2006.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    1992 Salutatorian, Marist School, Atlanta, GA
    1995 Presidential Scholar, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
    1996 summa cum laude, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
    1996 Elected to Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
    1996 Phi Beta Kappa, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
    2000 Alpha Omega Alpha, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
    2000 Merck Book Award, Yale University School of Medicine
    2000 American Cancer Society Prize, Yale University School of Medicine
    2000 Medical Thesis selected for Honors, Yale University School of Medicine

    Professional Activities

    2003-2005 Instructor in Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
    2005-2007 Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
    2007- Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Vascular Medicine
    Division of Cardiology; Department of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
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  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
    10755 Falls Road
    The Johns Hopkins Center for Vascular Medicine
    360
    Lutherville, MD 21093
    Phone: 410-583-2740
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-5165
    Fax: 410-616-7226
    Location Map
    Johns Hopkins Medicine - White Marsh
    4924 Campbell Boulevard
    110
    Nottingham, MD 21236
    Phone: 443-442-2000
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270
    Fax: 443-442-2018
    Location Map

    Department/Division

    • Surgery
    • Medicine - Cardiology

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