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Elizabeth Virginia Ratchford, M.D.

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

Female

Appointment Phone

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

Departments

Locations

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5165

10755 Falls Road
Pavilion I Suite 360
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-583-2740
Fax: 410-616-7226

Johns Hopkins Medicine - White Marsh

Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270

4924 Campbell Boulevard
Suite 110
Nottingham, MD 21236 map
Phone: 443-442-2000
Fax: 443-442-2018

Expertise

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysms, Angioplasty, 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, Extractional atherectomy, Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD), 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, Stenting, Stroke, Subclinical Atherosclerosis, Thromboembolic Disease, Vascular Disease , Vascular Medicine, Vascular Ultrasound, Venous Disease, Venous Thromboembolism

Research Interests

Peripheral arterial disease

    Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

    • Yale University School of Medicine / MD (2000)

    Residencies

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

    Certifications

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

    Clinical Trial Keywords: Claudication, Peripheral vascular disease, Vascular disease, Peripheral arterial disease

    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

    • Salutatorian, Marist School, 1992
    • Presidential Scholar, Dartmouth College, 1995
    • Elected, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, 1996
    • Phi Beta Kappa, Dartmouth College, 1996
    • summa cum laude, Dartmouth College, 1996
    • Alpha Omega Alpha, 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, 2000
    • Merck Book Award, Yale University School of Medicine, 2000

    Memberships

    • Cardiovascular Ultrasound Laboratory at Columbia University Medical Center, Accredited by the ICAVL in 2006, 2003 - 2007
      Medical Director
    • Division of Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center, 2003 - 2007
      Director of Vascular Medicine
    • Society for Vascular Ultrasound, 2003 - 2005
      Member
    • Society for Vascular Medicine, 2004 - 2007
      Member
    • Johns Hopkins Center for Vascular Medicine, Accredited by the ICAVL in 2009, 2007
      Director
    • Society for Vascular Medicine, 2007
      Fellow
    • Vascular Disease Foundation, 2007
      Communications Committee
    • Vascular Disease Foundation, 2007
      Scientific Advisory Board
    • American Heart Association, 2008
      Member
    • American Heart Association, 2009
      Member, Baltimore Board of Directors

    Professional Activities

    • Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Vascular Medicine
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